39 stunning photos that will make you fall in love with Earth

 

Thai sunset
Patong Beach, ThailandREUTERS/Adrees Latif

Earth Day isn’t officially until April 22 this year, but it doesn’t have to be Earth Day to admire this beautiful rock we live on.

Despite being approximately 4.5 billion years old, the Earth proves age is just a number. No amount of photos can capture the full scope of its geodiversity and beauty, with its oceans, mountains, and skies.

From the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland to the pink sand beaches of The Bahamas, our planet proves everyday that it’s one made for adventure. We pulled together 39 stunning photos of Earth that will take your breath away.

So make sure your passport is up-to-date because we think you’ll want to book a few trips this year after seeing these pictures.

An aerial shot of resorts in the Maldives.

A woman takes a relaxing dip at Moorea Island in Tahiti.

Palm trees sway on the tropical island of Fiji.

Sailors experience rough waters off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

A cruise ship sails the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Santorini, Greece.

Ocean waves crash into mountains on Hawaii’s island Kauai.

A mountain peak appears in the distance of a crashing wave in Tahiti.

A mountain peak appears in the distance of a crashing wave in Tahiti.
Ben Thouard

The snowy Rocky Mountains reflect off of the water at Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

A hiker climbs to a sparkling blue lake at Parque Patagonia in Chile.

North America’s highest peak stands behind the Denali National Park and Preserve.

Earth’s geodiversity is on full display at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.

A couple exchanges wedding vows at Yosemite National Park in California.

A doe and her fawn roam Yellowstone National Park.

A stream travels through Montana’s Glacier National Park.

A stream travels through Montana's Glacier National Park.
kan_khampanya/Shutterstock

 

A stunning sunset builds over Arches National Park in Utah.

A river glides through two mossy cliffs at Iceland’s Þingvellir National Park.

A small waterfall dumps water below the cliff-top city of Ronda, Spain.

The Santa Ynez Mountains stand beside beach goers in Santa Barbara, California.

The clear blue water of the Amalfi Coast crashes onto the scenic and historic shoreline of Positano in Italy.

The historic French city of Rocamadour sits on top of a green covered cliff.

Snow covers the rooftops in the mountain city of Zermatt, Switzerland.

A white-tinted sky covers Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wildfires glow underneath The Northern Lights in Alberta, Canada.

Wildfires glow underneath The Northern Lights in Alberta, Canada.
REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Tourists admire the Toronto skyline from Lake Ontario.

A pink and orange colored sky sets over Los Angeles, California.

A ladder descends into the To Sua Ocean Trench in Samoa.

A man hikes to the top of Mount Everest.

The sun shines on the green peak of Machu Picchu in Peru.

The rugged landscape and dramatic colors of the Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia glow in the daylight.

Ocean waves from the South Pacific Ocean crash onto Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.

An orange-tinted sky sets over Siesta Beach, Florida.

Young children go fishing at Patong Beach on the Thai resort island of Phuket.

Young children go fishing at Patong Beach on the Thai resort island of Phuket.
REUTERS/Adrees Latif

 

The green fields of Iowa are shadowed by an impending storm.

Lightning strikes in the distance off the coast of Israel.

Lightning strikes in the distance off the coast of Israel.
Baz Ratner/Reuters

A man stands over a bridge in Tokyo during Hanami, the annual cherry blossom festival.

A man stands over a bridge in Tokyo during Hanami, the annual cherry blossom festival.
REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A diver explores the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.

Flowers bloom at Keukenhof in the Netherlands, commonly known as the Garden of Europe.

The Villarrica Volcano erupts, illuminating the sky in Chile.

The Villarrica Volcano erupts, illuminating the sky in Chile.
REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

The sun shines off of the water at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

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