The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Khalil Gibran

Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and join the official call to ‘flood the world with hope, optimism and action’. [source] While we have seen the world around us change in the last few weeks, least of all the last 50 years… and have witnessed countless debates about climate change and our environment, today we’re going to focus on the positive. Through the lens of photographers, our members, we show how we see our planet and what we can do as individuals.

According to the Earth Day Network there are more than 75,000 partners worldwide driving positive action and more than a billion people already involved. However, don’t underestimate your power. As an individual you have real power and influence. When your voice and your actions are united with thousands or millions of others around the world, together we create a movement that is inclusive, impactful and impossible to ignore. This is exactly what our #PhotographyForGood movement is about – by publishing just one photo, you help our whole community and people globally share your vision of the world, information, and learnings. By doing so you are helping to make their days and lives better.

Scroll down to see photographs from some of our most active nature photographers. Let’s share this collection of amazing photography and stories with others.

Earth Day is not only 22 April – it is every day. Let’s do more #PhotographyForGood.

"In Earth, As It Is In Heaven" by Peter Kurdulija

"The Field" by Karen Miller

"Benmore Bliss" by Matt Davey

"River Bruinen" by Shannan Crow

"Bobble in the Bubble" by Vicki Finlay

"Mellow Yellow" by Carole Garside

"Moss seed" by Roy Chernohorsky

"Praia de Fortaleza" by Brendon Gilchrist

"Open Skies" by Pamela Johnstone

"Trying not to crack" by Damon Marshall

"Moria Arch" by Peter McIlroy

"Jewel anemones" by Anita Ruggle

"It's a portal" by Ann Wheatley

"Rain over bush and Northern rata tree" by Shaun Barnett

"Twisted Green' By Tania Mackie

"Cathedral Cove - Coromandel" by Melyssa Forget-Turcotte

"When you flow through my body, I know. I am caught in the current of a river, larger than the length of my own lifetime. It bends where we have all been before, same rapids, other waters, our veins, my blood. I know I am in the flow of something greater than my own self". Mana"

"Motukiekie Beach Reefstars" by Kim Free

"Reef stars at Motukiekie Beach, West Coast. These reef stars can be seen at low tide and are predators of the mussels that cover the rocks at this incredible beach. It was an honour to have won the 2019 Ocean Conservancy seascape competition with this image."

"Tree spirit" by Heather Maree Owens

"Mountain Lupins" by Dionne Solly

"The Magic of Mountains" by Vicky O'Connor

"Spoils of summer" by Vandy Pollard

"Let the winds carry you" by Mariya Ligaya Photography

"I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. ⁣ And I have trained myself to love it.⁣ ⁣ Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. ⁣ ⁣ And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. ⁣ ⁣ You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.”⁣

"Just the sun and I" by Peter Laurenson

"After the rain" by Raewyn Smith

"Reflection" by Ivan D

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