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Inside the World's Seed Vaults

Posted by Josh Rothman  October 19, 2011 01:30 PM

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Photographer Dorinth Doherty hails from Texas. Since 2008, she's travelled the world photographing seed banks, which store seeds in deep freeze. The goal is to preserve species which are endangered or rarely planted, and to ensure a stock of genetic information in case of natural disaster.


Exterior, Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2010)



Tunnel, Svalbard Global Seed Vault (2010)



Vault Interior, Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2009)



Nordic Genetic Resource Center Seed Vials, Svalbard Global Seed Vault (2010)


See more of the photos, which are from a series called "Vault," at Doherty's website.
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