50 Photos That Will Remind You Why The Earth Needs Saving

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While there has been some positive news on the environmental front in recent weeks – primarily thanks to the tour de force that is Greta Thunberg – it’s clear we still have a long way to go. And although the urgency of immediate climate actions can’t be overstated, many have criticized the climate change movement for being rather too focused on the negative.

So, in light of that, let’s take a look at some of the best reasons we can think of for saving our planet. Here are fifty of the best images to celebrate the wonder that is planet earth.

Nothing gets us more excited for winter than this crisp scene.

The way the water’s still surface perfectly reflects the trees is almost poetic.

The fact that nature can persevere even in harsh environments is pretty magnificent.

Be it sunrise or sunset, this is always a beautiful sight.

This mountain valley between the Himilayas in Nepal looks like something out of a Disney movie.

It’s pretty miraculous that bees can create such perfect shapes, seemingly by accident.

Speaking of miracles – how crazy is it that no two snowflakes are ever exactly the same?

There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting in nature early in the morning and watching the world wake up.

This beautiful woodland in England still has an element of magic about it.

Sure, they’re a little scary – but they’re kind of wonderful, too.

There’s something reassuring about the fact that after rainfalls, we get to see a beautiful phenomenon.

There are areas of our planet that have a truly astounding diversity of species.

There’s also an amazing variety of species living underneath the surface of the seas.

Even the smallest creatures are supported by our amazing planet.

The incredible variety of different climates on earth allowed for many different species to flourish.

Isn’t it fantastic that we can start and end each day with a sight of natural beauty?

The most beautiful view comes after the hardest climb, after all.

But you can still get a pretty good view from the bottom, too.

The world supports all of our most cuddly creatures.

The earth isn’t just beautiful by day, either.

These tiny elephants (the smallest of the subspecies) are native to Borneo and Mongolia, and recognizable by their baby faces.

Have you ever seen a photograph that looks more like a drawing or collage?

These crazy looking reptiles seem almost like modern-day dinosaurs.

Lavender farms around the south of France are some of the most beautiful places on earth – both in sight and in scent.

Our earth has gigantic mammals who live under the sea, proving that truth can be stranger than fiction.

Coral grows in all shapes and sizes, and has been around since prehistoric ages.

Like something out of a sci-fi novel, a caterpillar dissolves itself into goo before emerging from its chrysalis as a totally different creature.

Is it just us, or do these fields in the Pacific North West look like an optical illusion?

This body of water in the Yellowstone National Park is all the colors of the rainbow.

What lurks under the ocean is seriously as weird as what we can expect from outer-space – but wonderful, too.

These giant and ancient trees are a sure-fire way to remind us how small we are in the grand scheme of the universe.

Under our oceans, the sheer variety of visual differences is kind of astounding.

In the Pacific North West, there are many of these lakes that form out of a seemingly sheer cliff drop.

Birds, that can’t fly, but can swim? The world is truly weird and wonderful.

These evaporated salt lakes leave behind some of the eeriest landscapes on the planet.

This amazing cave in Chihuahua, Mexico, contains some of the largest natural crystals found on earth.

Lava, in general, is pretty phenomenal stuff – but the fact it erupts out of the ground at random? Crazy.

Large quantities of ice existing alongside regular mountains make for some pretty incredible sights.

When certain weather conditions come together, all the flowers in California and Arizona’s Death Valley bloom at once, giving a truly amazing effect.

Is there anything that makes you feel more in the vacation spirit than gazing up at the underside of a palm leaf at the sunny sky?

These lethal-looking spikes of ice form during specific changes in temperature. Isn’t nature beautiful (and terrifying)?

Even more magnificent than regular rainbows, in certain weather conditions they can actually join up and make concentric circles around the sun.

Seeing a big which creates its own light without using electricity is pretty wonderful when you think about it.

One of the most stunning natural phenomena of all time, the Northern Lights are truly a feast for the eyes.

What makes this amazing natural phenomenon even better? The fact that we still aren’t sure why it exists.

Is there anything more aesthetically pleasing than this pink lake (thought to be so bright due to the presence of a particular microbiome).

What makes this vibrant turquoise lake in Indonesia even more outstanding? The fact it’s right at the top of a mountain.

The bark of this rare tree looks like it’s been taken to with a packet of Crayola – but it’s all natural.

This eery looking body of water in Antarctica was a mystery for years – but rather than anything from a horror movie, it’s due to the presence of a certain rare salt.

Natura produces some of the most intricate patterns we’ve ever seen – and always manages to get them absolutely perfect, like with this stunning geometric crystal.