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Michael Yamashita. Sunflower Fields.

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Sunflower fields face the sunrise in Buonconvento, Tuscany , Italy. The sunflower is also the national flower of Ukraine. The country is covered in fields of sunflowers due to the importation of the flower seeds from North America in the 1800s, Flower Power Daily reports. Likewise, Ukraine is also the world’s largest producer and exporter of sunflower seeds and sunflower oil. In a more symbolic sense, the flower represents warmth, strength, happiness, and hope.

Michael Yamashita is known as one of photography’s top influencers. He has shot for the National Geographic for 40 years, combining his dual passions of travel and photography. An Asian Studies major at Wesleyan University and fluent in Japanese, Yamashita has followed his roots to become a Far East expert. In addition to his work throughout Asia, which has included intensive concentrations in China, Japan, Korea and India, his assignments have taken him to six continents.  

Follow Michael on Instagram @yamashitaphoto.