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22 Photos from Around the Globe in Celebration of Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, the world’s largest environmental movement.

Considering the mess we’ve made of our planet, it feels good to know that on this day people will unite to bring attention to the needs of our shared home by engaging in environmentally friendly events, including over 160 countries that will sign the Paris Climate Agreement at the U.N.  Beginning in 2016, and for the next four years leading up to initiative’s 50th anniversary, the Earth Day Network will focus on planting 7.8 billion trees worldwide.

To find Earth Day events in your area, check out this Google map.

If you don’t have room in your backyard to plant a tree, or like moi you don’t have a backyard, you can donate to the Canopy Project which has planted over three million trees in over 32 countries in the last five years.

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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Skeleton Coast, Namibia

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Near the Kunene River, Namibia

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Masai Mara, Kenya

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Mekong River, Laos

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Masai Mara, Kenya

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Arizona, United States

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Paro, Bhutan

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Tarangiri, Tanzania

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Skeleton Coast and the Kunene River, Namibia

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Cappadocia, Turkey

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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Masai Mara, Kenya

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New York, United States

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Cape Town, South Africa

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Timbavati, South Africa

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Masai Mara, Kenya

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Timbavati, South Africa

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Kunene region, Namibia

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Cape Town, South Africa

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Masai Mara, Kenya

 

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  1. 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.

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  3. 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

  4. 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!

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    • 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. 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!

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

  8. 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! 🙂

      • 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. 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. 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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