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"A Joy To Behold!"
Read what people say about the Butterfly Alphabet!

Our #1 Gold Edition Butterfly Alphabet poster elegantly framed brightens the wall of a customer who wrote: “It truly enhances our fireplace living room and is such a joy to behold God’s beautiful creation.”

We encourage all our customers to send us digital photographs of how our items brighten up your home. We will exhibit the best on our website. With any poster order you will receive a free surprise gift poster of our choice.

“Your work truly depicts the miracle of life in all its beauty and splendor. My children will appreciate such a work of art in years to come.” - M. A. Pease
“You have the gift of making science real, fascinating and terribly entertaining. Who knows how many future animal behaviorists, photographers, naturalists, scientists, and good citizens you touched?" - P.C. & G.K., Reston
"The wonderful butterfly poster arrived. What a lovely way to call attention to nature’s beauty – while we still can." - G.S., Ontario, CA
"I was happy to receive the sample of your revised poster a few weeks ago. The images “blew us all away”. We thought the previous version was terrific – but it barely touches on the quality of the new one." P. Drackert
"I love your alphabet poster! I teach Kindergarten and of course the ABC's - so we found it fascinating …. What a great way to help integrate Science and phonics! It's beautiful!" - S. Greenleaf
"We first saw a picture of it in an article in our local newspaper. Thank you for giving such pleasure to the world." -  B.D., Houston, TX
"I thought your poster was wonderful: Being an artist and nature lover myself, I can relate to your eye for tiny detail. How fascinating it must have been for you to hunt for those letters all over the world!" -  K. Overstreet, Richmond, VA
Excerpt from Secretary Ripley's letter to contributing members and comments:

“Kjell Sandved is a scientific photographer and film-maker for the National Museum of Natural History. Working closely with Smithsonian scientists, he provides photo-documents of plant, marine, and animal life. He is a frequent contributor to National Geographic, Natural History, and Smithsonian magazines. His numerous publications include Butterfly Magic, Shells in Color, and Rain Forests and Cloud Forests. His widely acclaimed Butterflies, was enthusiastically received as the 1977 Contributing Membership publication.

A master of the art of magnification, Mr. Sandved has traveled all over the world to capture and reveal insect behavior in its natural environment. Using equipment he designed and built himself, the self-trained Sandved has produced a fascinating photo-essay on a world that is rarely seen. It is not unusual for him to spend hours and in some instances days observing a single subject in anticipation of the “perfect” shot. With many thanks again for your continuous support and best wishes for the New Year, I am,
 -  Sincerely yours, S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary Smithsonian Institution
“Kjell Sandved is one of our finest nature photographers. His collection, sampled here, is a national treasure." - Christian Samper, Director, National Museum of Natural History
"One of the world's leading nature photographers, Kjell Sandved delights in finding beauty and artistic design in the natural world around us."  - Robert McC. Adams, Secretary Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution
"We've ordered before. The presentation was beautiful. If you still provide the small black note cards, kindly write: All the butterflies love Gracie! Thanks to all." -  S. Good, IL
“Kjell B. Sandved, possibly the foremost U.S. close-up nature photographer has an eye of an artist and the perception and understanding of a scientist. He documents wonders we have never seen before.” - Porter Kier, Director Emeritus, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
"Can you do the following name for me? I plan to use your beautiful butterfly alphabet to propose to my girlfriend. I was wondering how soon I may receive your images. If you could please email me an estimated date so that I could plan around it. Please make the name with 17 letters: Will*You*Marry*Me? Thank you so much." - D. Purcell, Twin City, GA
“When nature is seen through the eyes of a master observer, even the mundane details become extraordinary.” - "Wonders on the Wing," Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1996