WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.Mike MacDonald is passionate about Chicago’s nature. He wants to share that passion and introduce others to the more than 350 square miles of natural areas within an hour of downtown Chicago. He’s spent more than two decades as a photographer in this area’s prairies, savannahs, and woodlands. His immersive style of landscape photography give a hyper-realistic view that takes you into the real wonders of our natural world. McDonald’s new book of photos is, “My Journey Into the Wilds of Chicago. ” It took five years to complete. He shares some of the region’s most secretly beautiful spots. Guest: Mike MacDonald is a nature photographer based in Chicago.