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Happy #EarthDay! For nearly five decades now, America has celebrated this day to bring bring awareness of the human impact on the planet. Here are some of our favorite images to remind all of us of some of the most wondrous and magical places on Earth. 1/
Is that Dagobah? Nope, just a real-life magical forest. With its gnarled trees, moss-covered boulders, and misty ambience, Wistman's Wood has captured the imaginations of visitors for thousands of years. 📸: @njburnell 2/
Photographer Leah Kennedy captures the beauty and danger of Australia's salt lakes that, when viewed from above, shine with extraordinary shades of rust, yellow, pink, lavender, and bright green. 📸: @LeahKennedy29 3/
The Svalbard Satellite Station sits inside the Arctic Circle at 78 degrees north—just 745 miles from the North Pole. That makes for some unusual light phenomena; the sun doesn’t set in summer or rise in winter. 📸: @Reuben_Wu 4/
You've never seen waves like this before. Rachael Talibart spends months waiting for the perfect shot. She uses telescopic lenses and an ultra-fast 1,000 frames/second shutter speed to capture these sculpture-like images. 📸: @RTalibart 5/
Florian Ledoux was named 2018's Drone Photographer of the Year for his winning photo of a polar bear frolicking on sea ice he captured while sailing in Nunavut, Canada. 📸: Florian Ledoux 6/
Supercell thunderstorms like this one in Mobridge, South Dakota can last up to 12 hours and produce grapefruit-size hail. 📸: @mitchdob 7/
Take a look at even more images of the wonderful diversity of beauty of our planet right here: #EarthDay 8/
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