Our beautiful planet.

Remembering that Monday, 22nd April is Earth day, 2013. Like many others, I subscribe to Mother Nature Network. Recently published on MNN were twelve stunningly beautiful photographs.  There are reproduced below, hopefully without infringing any copyrights.  I just wanted to share them with readers of Learning from Dogs ahead of next Monday.

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Earth Day photos: Celebrating the beauty of our planet

From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the surreal glacial formations of Patagonia, here are 12 stunning photos showcasing the diverse collection of landscapes found across the planet. By: Catie Leary Fri, Apr 19 2013 at 11:40 AM

Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon, Arizona, U.S.
Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon, Arizona, U.S.

 Photo: poorpoor/Flick

Snæfellsnes-og Hnappadalssýsla, Iceland
Snæfellsnes-og Hnappadalssýsla, Iceland

Photo: Greg Annandale/Flick

Hamilton Pool, Austin, Texas, U.S.
Hamilton Pool, Austin, Texas, U.S.

Photo: Stuck in Customs/Flickr

Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Photo: Dietmar Temps/Flickr

Pansarine, Tuscany, Italy
Pansarine, Tuscany, Italy

Photo: hippydreams/Flickr

Muir Woods, California, U.S.
Muir Woods, California, U.S.

Photo: kern.justin/Flickr

Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota, U.S.
Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota, U.S.

Photo: Mary JI/Flickr

Mount Blanc, France
Mount Blanc, France

Photo: OneEighteen/Flickr

Star Trails, Rio Negro, Argentina
Star Trails, Rio Negro, Argentina

Photo: lrargerich/Flickr

Sicily, Italy
Sicily, Italy

Photo: gnuckx/Flickr

Tereia Beach, Maupiti, Leeward Islands
Tereia Beach, Maupiti, Leeward Islands

Photo: SF Brit/Flickr

Namib Desert, Namibia
Namib Desert, Namibia

Photo: mariusz kluzniak/Flickr

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So you all have a great week-end, wherever you are in the world, and do something, however small, for the one and only planet that nourishes all the life of the world. Planet Earth 1

11 thoughts on “Our beautiful planet.

  1. Paul: breath-taking truly applies to your excellent selection of what is best about our beautiful planet.
    So, here’s an equally breath-taking counterpoint from my own country
    http://forestethics.org/sites/forestethics.huang.radicaldesigns.org/files/styles/campaign_landing/public/ts-ca.jpg?itok=bxgoGYMi
    Look, I know we have to do what is necessary to survive as a people, but why does it have to be that a species so advanced can still find ways to justify actions that are so clearly counter to stewardship of our little home? Clearly there’s a gene or two we could do without.

    1. Maurice, your profound question is, on one hand, easy to answer: Man’s quest to better himself without regard for others. Yet on the other hand impossible to answer. As you infer, for such an advanced species we seem to demonstrate the most fundamental stupidity of any species. Except, perhaps, for the Lemmings and look what happened to them!

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