Your best Earth Day snaps…from Earth
We live on such a beautiful planet.
On Earth Day, Saturday 22 April, we're celebrating the rivers and the lakes, the steppes and the mountains, the oceans and the skies, the beaches and the rolling green hills. All of it, in it's naked and unadulterated glory.
And we're celebrating you! Our reader, who knows this Earth as well as anyone. We know this because of the photos you send us every issue for our Frame Your View competition, where the winner receives an Olympus OM-5 + 14-150mm Kit, valued at AU$2,339.
Here's seven of the best Earth shots (that rules you out, Buzz Aldrin) you guys have sent us already in 2023:
When Travis Satur spotted this clutch of climbers...
...from the edge of his Zodiac while on expedition in Antarctica, he knew he was onto a winning frame. Under an angry sky and above an unforgiving ocean, this is Earth’s final frontier for those travellers seeking the ultimate get lost experience. We’ve got chills just thinking about it.
© Travis Satur
Taranaki Maunga (Mount Taranaki) on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island is said...
...by Maori legend to perpetually hide his face after rejection from his lover. He did though, come out of hiding for just one day to share his beauty with the world.
© Emilie Keijzer
It’s easy to feel small...
...in the Mongol Els sand dunes.
© Mark Daffey
Santiago Gonzalez Redondo's drone shot
of the the river 'Rio de las Vueltas' in Patagonia's El Chalten is beautifully surrealist. The striking colours, the interesting textures—the landscape looks, quite literally, otherworldly. If we were told this was Mars, we'd believe it.
© Santiago Gonzalez Redondo
The warm hues...
of an Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sunset.
© Tess Mazzella
Panagiotos Rontos' stunning shot...
...of the northern lights illuminating a waterfall in Iceland is about as good as photography of this planet gets.
© Panagiotos Rontos
From the top of the Earth...
...or at least, the top of Hawaii. Mauna Kea Hawaii, the dormant volcano that is Hawaii's highest point.
© Alexandra Buxbaum