22 Photos from Around the Globe in Celebration of Earth Day

Earth Day the world’s largest environmental movement, and celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Launched in 1970, the initiative was created to show support for environmental protection. Over the years, the Earth Day Network has garnered the support of 75,000 partners in close to 192 countries. More than 1 billion people participate in various Earth Day environmentally friendly events. 

Considering the mess we’ve made of the planet, it’s good to know that on this day people worldwide unite to bring attention to the needs of our shared home.

In celebration of this important day, I wanted to share some images I’ve taken during my travels. Our planet is filled with breathtaking beauty, it is up to us to keep it that way.

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Masai Mara, Kenya
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Mekong River, Laos
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Arizona, United States
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Near Paro, Bhutan
Tarangiri, Tanzania
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Skeleton Coast, Namibia
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Cappadocia, Turkey
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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
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Masai Mara, Kenya
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Timbavati, South Africa
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New York, United States
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Masai Mara, Kenya
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Timbavati, South Africa
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Near the Kunene River, Namibia
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Masai Mara, Kenya

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164 thoughts on “22 Photos from Around the Globe in Celebration of Earth Day

  1. Benstian says:

    Awesome collection of pictures that take us around the world.
    I would love to accompany you to Mexico’s sea of Cortez,it seems a cool place.

    • Susan Portnoy says:

      Thank you, Irene. I’m glad you liked them. I accidentally sent the post out today while I was updating it. I know it’s not Earth Day but I appreciate you looked and liked the post enough to comment all the same.

  2. Dina says:

    Outstanding photography! You memories and tribute to the Earth Day are faboulus, Susan! Our planet has so many magnificent landscapes. Never did I see Africa so beautifully painted with light and love.

  3. Guppy Roseheart says:

    I love these pics I love to see new places and to know others out there know that there is more to this world then meets the eye.

  4. alphilge says:

    Impressed…!!!! Would be nice to know about your camera and your lens..aperture and speed…thanks for your so nice way of see the world around you and…..us after all. Alphilge

  5. GetOnUp! says:

    Your posts make me want to get back into photography. Seeing how I’m writing my own travel blog, I think that’s a wise idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Susan Portnoy says:

      Hi Vince! What’s most important is not whether it’s “officially” art or not but how you react to an image and I am thrilled that you like my photos. Thank you so much for following. 🙂

  6. Perez Studios says:

    Susan, what an excellent post! The photos, like always, are amazing! It was a great idea to post something geared around Earth Day. I was too busy this week and didn’t get a chance to put something together. Maybe, next year! Thanks again for the great photos! Have an awesome Earth Day!

    • Susan Portnoy says:

      Thank you so much Manuel! It was a last minute post. I thought Earth Day was next week and had to scramble.LOL .. Thank you for letting me know you liked them and I hope that come back again. Have a great day. 🙂

  7. mrsyjo says:

    o Brasil tem lugares incríveis, pesquise no google pantanal, amazônia, pampas, cerrado, praias nordestinas, planalto central, e muito mais você vai gostar.

  8. vivaemj says:

    These are breathtaking photographs! All the beauty that we need in our lives can be found right outside our front doors in nature, and it is important to remember that. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

      • Superchels says:

        We were in Accra and my husband was a State Department Diplomat. We did go to Nigeria. But the truth is I did not feel safe. The State Sept hired a gurad and used extreme measures to keep us safe. We even had a panic room. It was the emphasis on safety that freaked me out. Anyway my husband was attacked and almost killed and I had some scary moments as well. TMI? 🙂

  9. Jemma Chambers says:

    Thank you for sharing your work Susan, you have truly captured the beauty of our planet on your travels and the pictures you share really do inspire me to get my camera out and go exploring!

  10. bsingh2016 says:

    Fabulous photographs, especially the second last picture titled ‘Cape Town, South Africa’. The colour of the sky and the reflection of the sun in the water is mind blowing. It must be fun to visit so many beautiful places.

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