Happy Earth Day!


“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”  

~Native American Proverb

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Great Ocean Road, Australia

 

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Brotherly Love, Botswana

 

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

 

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Solitary Swimmer, Australia

“I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.” 

~Kurt Vonnegut

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Leopard, Africa

 

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Fjords, Norway

 

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Yellow Mounds, Badlands

 

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Sea Anemone, California

 

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

~Albert Einstein

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So Long, Patagonia

 

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Bryce Hoodoos

 

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Wave, Australia

 

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Sunset, San Juan Islands

 

 

 

In honor of Earth Day, there will be Marches For Science around the country. 

Links to learn more about nature conservation and the environment: 

 Nature Conservancy 

 National Park Service

National Wildlife Federation

African Wildlife Foundation

World Wildlife Fund

 

 

 

 

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117 comments

  1. Beautiful! 🙂 I like every single picture! 😉

  2. I really like your gallery! 🙂
    Namastè!

  3. Wonderful images Jane. We have a lot to celebrate and an awful lot of work to do to protect the planet.

  4. A wonderful photographic celebration of our beautiful planet Jane. So many memorable images to savour and enjoy. Best wishes 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on Shift2Drive and commented:
    Happy Earth Day!

    By Jane Lurie 6 days ago ( 102 )

    In honor of Earth Day, there will be Marches For Science around the country. 

  6. Quand la photographie nous touche comme une évidence.
    Simple, puissant et fort est le sentiment qui se dégage.
    Abonné, je vous suis désormais depuis Toulouse, en France.

  7. Jane, these are truly so beautiful, and the photograph of the elephants just melts my heart.
    How fortunate you were to be able to photograph them.
    Thank you for sharing!

  8. You sure do get around. I am envious. Thanks for being some beauty into our lives.

  9. You have been around! How could anyone NOT want to do the right thing to protect all of this? Your post begs that question. Let’s hope the EPA finds a way, and climate change can be corralled a bit in the coming years. Beautiful post, Jane!

    • Thank you, Lynn! Travel photography continues to open my eyes to environmental issues and how fragile our world is. I’m glad you were promoting the March for Science, too. Important issues that cannot be ignored. Your visit here is much appreciated!

  10. Wow! I can’t imagine a collection of images that celebrate Earth Day any better than these. Love your work and am most impressed with your ability to see and capture the perfect composition where access and mobility appear to be limiting.

  11. Such a beautiful post, Jane. I truly loved every picture in your selection. Breathtaking pictures of the wonderful planet we live in and you’ve found some of the most isolated places a traveller could visit. The shot of the elephants is one of my favourites. Thank you for taking me on a virtual tour with you. 🙂 The perfect entry for Earth Day.
    Cheryl

  12. Happy Earth Day (belated)! Your stunning photos were an uplifting relief to an otherwise grim environmental reality.

    • Hi Atreyee- Thank you! You, too. Hope you spent the day doing something wonderful outdoors. Yes, I chose to celebrate her fragile beauty as depressing as current events have been. Sigh. Glad you enjoyed them. 🌎

  13. Absolutely spectacular pictures. My favorite was the shot of monument valley, the spacing and color just make it pop.

  14. Today I am pondering how things are in Tarzan’s jungle Jane

  15. These are glorious pictures. Love the sea anemone. You have been to many places I see. Any favourite?

    • Hi Lisa, Thank you! There’s a wonderful marine reserve south of SF that is amazing at low tide. We’ve enjoyed some great travels in our retirement. Very hard to choose but living in Sydney for a few months tops the list. SE Asia, China are places I would love to revisit. Hoping to go to Japan this year. 🌏

  16. Most beautiful post, Jane, amazing pictures along with wise words, to honor The Earth. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you for taking a moment to enjoy, Cornelia. I appreciated your kind words. I love thinking about capturing these moments and how much we need to respect and protect her. I’m so glad you like them and I hope you had a good day outdoors! 🌎

  17. Beautiful collection of photos. I love the quote about borrowing the earth from future generations.

  18. How perfectly this post expresses my love of the earth.Thank you.

  19. so lovely, Jane! beautiful tribute for Earth Day and March for Science day Hard to believe so many people don’t care to protect our dear earth!

    • Hi Camille, Thank you so much! It is an important day to reflect and lend a voice to honoring and protecting the earth. I hope you had a good day of it in the mountains. Great to hear from you and I’m happy you enjoyed the photos.

  20. Stunning collection of just perfect “celebrate Earth” photos. You nailed it, Jane! Have a great Sunday! Marcus

  21. WOW…Jane…gary & I are just wild over these shots….Patagonia is just breathtaking….Here’s to earthday!!!

  22. so beautiful Jane….happy happy! ☺️

  23. Your work always inspires me to travel more Jane, and to continue appreciating the beauty around us whether it be home or away – thanks for sharing.

  24. Thank you for this gorgeous celebration of our Mother Earth, Jane. I so love your photos!

  25. Some wonderful memories in there Jane – beautiful choices for the week.

    • Some great travels, indeed, Tina. I sure enjoy going through and thinking about all the beauty in the world and how crucial it is to protect it. Happy you enjoyed these and I hope you had a great day outdoors! 🌎

  26. So incredibly beautiful! I travel vicariously through your beautiful photographs…….Thank you.

  27. From your trips, I was only in Bryce …

  28. Strong quotes with impressive beautiful pictures! You show us that Mother Earth has us so much to offer of her beauty, I feel also sad for the destruction of nature by human beings! But I love the leopard and elephants and the beautiful sunset!
    Warm regards, Heidi

    • Thank you, Mariposa, for your kind thoughts. It is indeed a day to acknowledge all nature’s gifts and think about how we can protect them. Your visit is appreciated and I hope you enjoyed Mother Earth today! 🌎

      • Hi Jane, you can also call me “Heidi” by my real name if you want. 🙂 “Mariposa” is my nickname. 😉 (It means “butterfly” in Spanish) 🙂 You can be sure I enjoy Mother Earth. Not only today but every day 🙂 I also do my best to take care of nature and I love animals too! Have a nice day and many beautiful ‘photographing’ moments 🙂

  29. oops, I obviously don’t know my Cheetahs as well as I think I do. hahaha. The beautiful Leopard! I stand corrected!

  30. What a stunning tribute to Earth Day, Jane. All of your photos are incredible but being a cheetah lover I have to admit that one is my favourite.

  31. What a beautiful display and honor of this special day. Happy Earth Day to you Jane – your photographs are stunning.

  32. Some great images here Jane…..particularly like the lovely warm light on the Leopard and the gorgeous Ellies

    • How nice, Mark, thanks so much. Such great memories of my trip to Africa and a reminder how important it is to protect these incredible creatures. I hope you are out there enjoying the day! 🌏

  33. Beautifully done for Earth Day, Jane.Such stunning images from the different corners of the world. What amazing views on your travels 🙂 Spectacular views of the Great Ocean Road. I was along that stretch about a month ago. Didn’t get to the Twelve Apostles, though. But the surrounding beaches were a stunning sight 🙂 Here’s to more travels for you ❤

    • Hi Mabel, Thank you so much. Gathering the images is a stark reminder of how fragile the environment is and how much more we can do to protect it. I’m so glad you were just visiting the Great Ocean Road! I hope you are enjoying the beauty of the day and your documentation of it. Safe travels and happy shooting! 🌏📷

  34. What a wonderful tribute to Mother Earth 🌏 ❤️❤️❤️ Beautiful images!

  35. Just a beautiful way to greet the day. Thanks!!

  36. What a beautiful tribute to Mother Earth. The elephant hug really touched my heart.

    • Thank you, Jane. They brought back such sweet memories of Africa and a reminder how fragile our environment is for these creatures. Hope you are enjoying this day — outdoor concerts are a great way to do it! 🌎🎶

  37. What a beautiful cross section honoring God’s earth and some of the creatures that roam it…. thank you

  38. As always, exceptional photography and enriching quotes. Thank you for keeping us aware of Earth’ s diversity and beauty and of our stewardship.

  39. Wow awazing shots, what a lovely earth we have too !

  40. I’m always in awe of the variety of forms, colors and textures of this earth. I especially love those elephants.

  41. The sea Anemone gives me shivers😂 but I like its colour

  42. Superb series and it looks to me as if there are too many chasing too much. What is the answer? Wish I knew.

  43. Beautiful, may we all tread lightly.

  44. A superb gallery of images on this important day.

  45. Great way to show off this amazing Earth of ours Jane!

  46. Stunning images showcasing some of the awe, wonder and beauty of our planet brilliantly, Jane! Happy Earth Day to you, too! 🙂

  47. Happy earth day to you too… your photo’s are stunning and show so well the beauty of Mother Earth and it’s wonderful creatures… we should cherish it/her (more)! Everyone can do something… for once: be aware of your own footprint and try and make it less big!
    Greetings from Holland!

  48. Some wonderful images showcasing the diversity of our planet….and what, indeed, does give us the right to wreck our planet??

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