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Earth Day and the Beauty of Nature: A Visual Look of Our Planet’s Treasures

IMAGO's photographers take us on a worldwide tour to see the beauty of the planet through their lenses, just in time for Earth Day. From the deserts to the seas, their stunning images capture the majesty of the natural world.

The Earth is a wonderland of breathtaking beauty, with an array of diverse landscapes and natural wonders that are simply awe-inspiring. From the vast expanses of the deserts to the tranquil depths of the ocean, our planet is home to a wide variety of stunning locations that are worth celebrating on Earth Day.

As we celebrate this day, it’s important to recognize the incredible work of photographers who capture the beauty of our planet. Through their lenses, they show us the beauty of deserts, majestic mountains, serene oceans, and lush rainforests in all their splendour.

These visual storytellers inspire us to appreciate the natural world and remind us of our responsibility to protect it for future generations. From the intricate patterns of a snowflake to the grandeur of a mountain range, the photographs of our planet’s beauty are a testament to the awe-inspiring power of nature.

IMAGO / blickwinkel |  Switzerland, Valais, 2024.
IMAGO / blickwinkel | Switzerland, Valais, 2024.

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IMAGO / Christian Heeb | Stone formations in Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA.
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IMAGO / Addictive Stock | The Arctic Henge under green polar lights, Raufarhöfn, Iceland.
IMAGO / Zoonar / Dmirii Bruskov | Natural turquoise travertine pools and terraces, Pamukkale, Turkey.
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IMAGO / Xinhua / Zhao Ge | Tourists riding camels in the desert of Lop Nur in Yuli County, Uygur Autonomous Region, China.
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IMAGO / Cavan Images | Group of Flamingos searching for food in salt lagoon in Atacama Desert, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile.
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IMAGO / imagebroker / Egmont Strigl | Sand ripple, texture on a sand dune, Tassili n’Ajjer National Park, Sahara, Algeria.
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IMAGO / VWPics / Dennis Fast | Aurora Borealis Northern Lights over musk-ox skull near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Northern Canada.
IMAGO / Westend61 | Sunlit mountains in the Kerman Province, Iran.

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IMAGO / Michael Marquand | Glaciers of Skaftafell national park, Vatnajökull, Iceland.

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IMAGO / Peter Schickert | Sun rays in the dense jungle, Bijilo Forest Park, Bijilo, Gambia.

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IMAGO / Westend61 | Underwater view of ripping sea wave.

IMAGO / Imaginechina-Tuchong | Desert after snowfall, China.

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IMAGO / Addictive Stock / Juan Lopez | Breathtaking scenery of rocky formations in highlands, Factory Butte, Utah, USA.

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IMAGO / Addictive Stock / The Trio Studio | SUV car parked on mirrored Salar De Uyuni salt flat, reflecting spectacular starry night sky with glowing Milky Way galaxy, Bolivia.

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IMAGO / McPHOTO | Camelthorn trees in the last evening light, Namib Naukluft National Park, Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia.

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IMAGO / Michael Marquand | Travertine pool of Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey.

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IMAGO / Michael Marquand | Landscape of Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA.

IMAGO / Xinhua / Bei He | Aerial view of the Badain Jaran Desert, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

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IMAGO / Addictive Stock / Paco Farero | Aerial view of river with orange water flowing through rough countryside, Iceland.

Image selection by Johannes Häring.

See the special collections from IMAGO for Earth Day:

Our Planet: Earth Day.

Wildlife on Earth, Earth Day.

Earth Day, observing from above.