Three plant hunters venture off in search of rare and unusual species
Home base: Sauvie Island, Oregon
Travels to: Northern Mexico, South Africa, South America, and the West
Memorable misadventure: While scouting in South Africa, Sean spotted some succulents that blended in with the surrounding rocks. Completely entranced by the plants, he moved in for a closer look, not noticing a deadly four-and-a-half-foot ringhals cobra, coiled to strike. "The snake was as well camouflaged as the plants. I jumped back at the last minute!"