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Photo Issue 2010: Nigel Cox Shoots Japan's Prized Sato Green Orchid

In Shikoku, Japan, orchids like the Sato Green are grown on small family farms. The price of that TLC? This specimen retails for up to $40 per bloom. Senior Photo Editor Jessie Adler, Jeff Chu, and Stephanie Schomer all met at 5 am to pick out this orchid, proving its not only an object of beauty, but one of dedication as well! Shot by Nigel Cox.

Object of Desire: Paphiopedilum Sato Green Orchid

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