This Earth Day, celebrate the astounding beauty of plants, wildlife, and wild places. What a fantastic planet we live on!

Male proboscis monkey in Sabah, Malaysia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Big Sur, California, USA. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Lantern bug, Malaysia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Fan palms in Daintree, Australia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Moth in Indonesia’s Riau Province. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Rainbow lorikeet in Queensland, Australia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Mata Atlantica forest in Brazil. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Chevron barracuda off Sipadan Island, Malaysia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Lake in California’s Sierra Nevada, USA. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Flying dragon near the Kinabatangan River in Malaysian Borneo. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Pittsfield State Forest, Massachusetts, USA. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Tractor millipede in Sabah, Malaysia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Green sea turtle off Sipadan Island, Malaysia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Beach in Far North Queensland, Australia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Kingfisher in Sabah, Malaysia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Weevil in Malaysia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Cassowary in Australia’s Daintree rainforest. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Dipterocarp forest near Sandakan, Malaysia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler
Mossman rainforest, Australia. Photographer: Rhett A. Butler

We encourage you and your family to spend some time outside in nature, appreciating the plants, animals, and landscapes in your backyard, neighborhood, or beyond. Get outside, take notice, and celebrate Earth.

Suggested activity:

Maybe you’d like to take some photographs of your own to celebrate your favorite plants, wildlife, and wild places!

All photos by Rhett A. Butler. Modified from: https://news.mongabay.com/2015/04/50-nature-pictures-for-earth-day/

See also:

https://kids.mongabay.com/earth-day-is-a-time-to-reflect-and-take-action/

https://kids.mongabay.com/sofias-earth-day-message/