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Earth Day celebrates its 50th anniversary on 22nd April 2020. A virtual event this year, Earth Day's focus is how climate change is impacting the Earth's landscapes and biodiversity. We have created a special Earth Day 50th Anniversary gallery to celebrate the day, the diversity of the Earth's landscapes and its endangered species.
Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) portrait, vulnerable, overlooking the Andringitra Mountains, south central Madagascar  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) portrait, vulnerable, overlooking the Andringitra Mountains, south central Madagascar
Fairy Pools with Black Cuillin mountains in background, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. January 2014.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Fairy Pools with Black Cuillin mountains in background, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. January 2014.
Quiver tree forest (Aloe dichotoma) at night with stars and the milky way, Keetmanshoop, Namibia.  -  Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / Quiver tree forest (Aloe dichotoma) at night with stars and the milky way, Keetmanshoop, Namibia.
African elephant (Loxodonta africana) with double rainbow in background, Masai Mara GR, Kenya, January  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / African elephant (Loxodonta africana) with double rainbow in background, Masai Mara GR, Kenya, January
Mass wildflower display Lanceleaf monolopia (Monolopia lanceolata) Great Valley phacelia (Phacelia civiliata) and purple Lemmon's mustard, (Caulanthus anceps) The Temblor Range  in evening light in th...  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Mass wildflower display Lanceleaf monolopia (Monolopia lanceolata) Great Valley phacelia (Phacelia civiliata) and purple Lemmon's mustard, (Caulanthus anceps) The Temblor Range in evening light in th...
Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex) in its landscape, Valsavarenche, Gran Paradiso national park, Aosta Valley, Italy, May  -  David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex) in its landscape, Valsavarenche, Gran Paradiso national park, Aosta Valley, Italy, May
Purple Owl's Clover (Castilleja exserta) and Goldfield (Lasthenia californica) flowers, super bloom, Carrizo Plain National Monument, California  -  Jeff Foott
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Jeff Foott / Purple Owl's Clover (Castilleja exserta) and Goldfield (Lasthenia californica) flowers, super bloom, Carrizo Plain National Monument, California
Montane rainforest, Hienghene, New Caledonia.  -  Duncan Murrell
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Duncan Murrell / Montane rainforest, Hienghene, New Caledonia.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on branch with loch and Celtic Atlantic oak rainforest in back ground, Scotland, UK, February.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on branch with loch and Celtic Atlantic oak rainforest in back ground, Scotland, UK, February.
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) group hauled out on ice, Svalbard, Norway, August.  -  Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) group hauled out on ice, Svalbard, Norway, August.
Meandering Loobu River with surrounding meadows and woodlands, aerial view. Lahemaa National Park in Northern Estonia in Laane-Virumaa, Estonia. May 2017.  -  Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Meandering Loobu River with surrounding meadows and woodlands, aerial view. Lahemaa National Park in Northern Estonia in Laane-Virumaa, Estonia. May 2017.
Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) standing, towers of Torres del Paine National Park in background. Patagonia, Chile. December 2018.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) standing, towers of Torres del Paine National Park in background. Patagonia, Chile. December 2018.
Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos). nesting amid Blechnum palmiforme tree ferns.  Gough Island, Gough and Inaccessible Islands UNESCO World Heritage Site, South Atlantic.  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos). nesting amid Blechnum palmiforme tree ferns. Gough Island, Gough and Inaccessible Islands UNESCO World Heritage Site, South Atlantic.
Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on coast, Galapagos  -  Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on coast, Galapagos
Mangroves on Tupeti Island, Southern Lagoon, Forgotten Coast, Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems UNESCO World Heritage Site. New Caledonia.  -  Duncan Murrell
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Duncan Murrell / Mangroves on Tupeti Island, Southern Lagoon, Forgotten Coast, Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems UNESCO World Heritage Site. New Caledonia.
Limestone formations in the Pinnacles desert, Nambung National Park, Western Australia. August 2009  -  Jouan & Rius
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Jouan & Rius / Limestone formations in the Pinnacles desert, Nambung National Park, Western Australia. August 2009
Mexico Teddy bear cholla cactus {Opuntia biegelovii} growing on volcanic lava flow, Pinacate and Gran Desierto Altar Biosphere Reserve, Sonoran desert, Mexico  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Mexico Teddy bear cholla cactus {Opuntia biegelovii} growing on volcanic lava flow, Pinacate and Gran Desierto Altar Biosphere Reserve, Sonoran desert, Mexico
Trunks of Saguaro Cacti (Carnegiea gigantea) at sunrise, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. January 1st 2000  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Trunks of Saguaro Cacti (Carnegiea gigantea) at sunrise, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. January 1st 2000
Ostrich (Struthio camelus) with Sesriem Sossusvlei sand dune in the background, Namib desert, Namibia  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Ostrich (Struthio camelus) with Sesriem Sossusvlei sand dune in the background, Namib desert, Namibia
Aerial view of Limestone formations in the Pinnacles desert, Nambung National Park, Western Australia. August 2009  -  Jouan & Rius
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Jouan & Rius / Aerial view of Limestone formations in the Pinnacles desert, Nambung National Park, Western Australia. August 2009
Namib sand snake (Psammophis namibensis) in sand dunes, Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia.  -  Juan  Carlos Munoz
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Juan Carlos Munoz / Namib sand snake (Psammophis namibensis) in sand dunes, Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Sand dunes reflecting pink and orange glowing colours from the sky at sunset. Death Valley National Park, California, USA. November 2009.~Highly Commended in the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photogap...  -  Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Sand dunes reflecting pink and orange glowing colours from the sky at sunset. Death Valley National Park, California, USA. November 2009.~Highly Commended in the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photogap...
Queen of the Andes (Puya raymondii) Cordillera Blanca Massif, Andes, Peru, November.  -  Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Queen of the Andes (Puya raymondii) Cordillera Blanca Massif, Andes, Peru, November.
Tigress (Panthera tigris tigris) with her four cubs from Chandrapur district, Maharashtra, India. She lives in an area known for human-animal conflict and yet is successfully raising her four cubs in...  -  Nayan Khanolkar
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Nayan Khanolkar / Tigress (Panthera tigris tigris) with her four cubs from Chandrapur district, Maharashtra, India. She lives in an area known for human-animal conflict and yet is successfully raising her four cubs in...
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag in upland landscape. Lochcarron, Highlands, Scotland, UK.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag in upland landscape. Lochcarron, Highlands, Scotland, UK.
Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in flight, Tysfjorden, Nordland, Norway, March.  -  Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in flight, Tysfjorden, Nordland, Norway, March.
Landscape of Thakgil canyon, with waterfall and jagged mountains, Iceland, September.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Landscape of Thakgil canyon, with waterfall and jagged mountains, Iceland, September.
Common mulleins (Verbascum thapsus), Poppies (Papaver rhoeas), and Daisies flowering in mountain pasture. Gran Sasso National Park, Central Apennines, Abruzzo, Italy, June.  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Common mulleins (Verbascum thapsus), Poppies (Papaver rhoeas), and Daisies flowering in mountain pasture. Gran Sasso National Park, Central Apennines, Abruzzo, Italy, June.
Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus), Svalbard, Norway, September.  -  Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus), Svalbard, Norway, September.
Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) female with juvenile, walking in snow, in Spiti Valley, Cold Desert Biosphere Reserve, Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh, India, March  -  Oriol  Alamany
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Oriol Alamany / Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) female with juvenile, walking in snow, in Spiti Valley, Cold Desert Biosphere Reserve, Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh, India, March
Tropical forest, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar, March 2005.  -  Enrique Lopez-Tapia
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Enrique Lopez-Tapia / Tropical forest, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar, March 2005.
Ankarana sportive lemur (Lepilemur ankaranensis) looking out from hole in tree. Analamera National Park, Madagascar.  -  Lorraine Bennery
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Lorraine Bennery / Ankarana sportive lemur (Lepilemur ankaranensis) looking out from hole in tree. Analamera National Park, Madagascar.
Eyelash viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) on branch in rainforest. Costa Rica. 2018.  -  Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Eyelash viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) on branch in rainforest. Costa Rica. 2018.
Central Yunnan black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor jingdongensis), mother and baby hanging in canopy. Wuliangshan Nature Reserve, Jingdong, Yunnan Province, China.  -  Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China
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Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China / Central Yunnan black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor jingdongensis), mother and baby hanging in canopy. Wuliangshan Nature Reserve, Jingdong, Yunnan Province, China.
Emergent Menggaris Tree / Tualang (Koompassia excelsa) protruding the canopy of lowland rainforest. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Emergent Menggaris Tree / Tualang (Koompassia excelsa) protruding the canopy of lowland rainforest. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Ceiba or Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) tree in the Amazon Basin. Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador  -  Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Ceiba or Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) tree in the Amazon Basin. Yasuni National Park, Orellana, Ecuador
Red fronted brown lemur (Lemur fulvus rufus) Madagascar  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Red fronted brown lemur (Lemur fulvus rufus) Madagascar
Male Three-horned Rhinoceros beetle {Chalcosoma mollenkampi} on buttress root, lowland rain forest, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Male Three-horned Rhinoceros beetle {Chalcosoma mollenkampi} on buttress root, lowland rain forest, Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Dawn over the Segama River, with mist hanging over lowland rainforest. Heart of Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Dawn over the Segama River, with mist hanging over lowland rainforest. Heart of Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo.
Choco Toucan (Ramphastos brevis) on a tree with epiphytes, Mashpi, Pichincha, Ecuador  -  Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Choco Toucan (Ramphastos brevis) on a tree with epiphytes, Mashpi, Pichincha, Ecuador
Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), silverback and juvenile son. Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda.  -  Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), silverback and juvenile son. Volcanoes National Park. Rwanda.
Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus), three climbing tree. Northern Colombia.  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus), three climbing tree. Northern Colombia.
Aerial view down river to the east of the Hofsjakull glacier and west of the Sprengisandur upland desert. Innumerable rivulets flow from beneath the glacier in this area of tundra which abounds in pon...  -  Erlend Haarberg,Erlend  Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg,Erlend Haarberg / Aerial view down river to the east of the Hofsjakull glacier and west of the Sprengisandur upland desert. Innumerable rivulets flow from beneath the glacier in this area of tundra which abounds in pon...
Herd of Angolan giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis) and Burchell's zebras (Equus quagga) aerial view, Okavango delta, Bostwana  -  Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / Herd of Angolan giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis) and Burchell's zebras (Equus quagga) aerial view, Okavango delta, Bostwana
River Fowey flowing through Beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland, Golitha Falls, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England, UK. May 2010.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / River Fowey flowing through Beech (Fagus sylvatica) woodland, Golitha Falls, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England, UK. May 2010.
Queen's View, Loch Tummel, Perthshire, Scotland, UK. October, 2014.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Queen's View, Loch Tummel, Perthshire, Scotland, UK. October, 2014.
Aerial view at  sunrise of fog over  bog forest,  Tartumaa, Estonia, May 2013.  -  Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Aerial view at sunrise of fog over bog forest, Tartumaa, Estonia, May 2013.
Walia ibex (Capra walie) in rocky landscape, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia.  -  Inaki  Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Walia ibex (Capra walie) in rocky landscape, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia.
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