This is an image of the Biosphere 2 complex in Oracle, Arizona. In the center of the image you can see the “crew” quarters, to the left is the rainforest biome, and to the right is one of the “lungs” where a giant diaphram served to equalize the pressure between the sealed biosphere and the outer world.

Canon 5D, Tamron 28-300 VC lens, 3 exposures, +/-2 autobracket, edited in Aperture/Photomatix


biosphere 2, arizona, oracle, az, hdr, biosphere, university of arizona

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 3 years ago

    Great shot – how long do the “crew” have to stay there?

  • Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • James Zickmantel
    James Zickmantelalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulation on your feature in HDRI (No Holds Barred)!

  • Thanks, James!

    – njordphoto

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosalmost 3 years ago
  • Thank you so much!

    – njordphoto

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonalmost 3 years ago

    Nice capture! Congrats on the feature!

  • Thanks Brendan!

    – njordphoto

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you!

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  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharp7 months ago

  • An honor- thank you!

    – njordphoto

  • icesrun
    icesrun7 months ago


  • Wow! Thank you!

    – njordphoto

  • Evita
    Evita7 months ago

    Excellent work….. Congratulations 2nd Runner-Up!
    Editors Weekly Choice Ending December 8th, 2013
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

  • Thank you so much Evita!

    – njordphoto

  • relayer51
    relayer517 months ago

    How futuristic is this , stunning capture , looks like a film set from a sci-fi film .Great work big congrats ! must fav.

  • I think it’s been used in a few films… including, unfortunately, “Bio-Dome”.
    Thanks for favoriting this!!!

    – njordphoto

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB7 months ago

    December 9, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you for featuring this!

    – njordphoto

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