Earth Candy : 35 Inspiring Photos of Our Natural World

 

Happy Earth Day! Words cannot express how much I admire and revere our incredible planet.  The natural wonders of our world rank at the top of the list among the greatest influencers on me as both designer and traveler.  There is beauty in every crevice, and I can never seem to get enough (or use enough flowery language to describe it).  That said, I am very excited about this simple, impactful, overly superlative post!   

As a tribute to our beautiful planet, I've compiled a very much non-exhaustive collection of imagery that illustrates the overwhelming beauty, power, and inspiration that reside in our natural world.  The intense variety of color, pattern, shape, texture, and organization is so inspiring to me not only as a designer, but as a human being.  It is proof positive that the universe and nature are truly the greatest painters, sculptors, and artist of our lifetime, and that we as humans have much to learn from this raw talent.

Peruse at leisure, and relish in the miraculousness and wonder that is our astonishing home.  While we can only aspire to create things so magnificent, we can do our part to acknowledge, cherish, guard, and protect our incredible corner of the universe.  

As Aristotle so brilliantly stated " In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous”.  In my opinion, truer words have never been spoken. I love you, planet earth. 

 

White Sands National Monument
 new mexico, usa

image source: my own archives! :) 

image source: my own archives! :) 

 

Beaches Unknown

image source: original source known, found via  tumblr

image source: original source known, found via tumblr

 

Seashell Collector

image source: original source unknown, found via  pinterest

image source: original source unknown, found via pinterest

 

Italian Carerra Marble Deposits

image source: original image found  here

image source: original image found here

 

Dragonfly Wing

image source: original source unknown, found via  pinterest

image source: original source unknown, found via pinterest

 

Cave Pearls

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image source

 

Travertine Pools of Pamukkale
turkey

image source:  the russian abroad

image source: the russian abroad

 

Crystalline

image source: original source unknown, found via  pinterest

image source: original source unknown, found via pinterest

 

Seven Teacups
california, usa

image source: original source unknown, found via  tumblr

image source: original source unknown, found via tumblr


 

Black + White

image source unknown

image source unknown

 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
hawaii

image source:  alain barbezat

image source: alain barbezat

 

Lava Flow

image source:  envers du decor

image source: envers du decor

 

Lizard Skin

image source: original source unknown, found via  pinterest

image source: original source unknown, found via pinterest

 

Iceland

image source: original source unknown, found via  tumblr

image source: original source unknown, found via tumblr

 

Bay of Fundy
new brunswick, canada

image source: my own archives! :) 

image source: my own archives! :) 

 

Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat
siem reap, cambodia 

image source:  oledoe

image source: oledoe

 

Eucalyptus

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image source

 

The Wave
utah, usa

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Palms

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Na Pali Coast
kauai, usa

image source: my own archives! :) 

image source: my own archives! :) 

 

Honeycomb

image source unknown

image source unknown

 

Underwater Greens

image source: my own archives! :) 

image source: my own archives! :) 

 

Fall + Fog

image source: original source unknown, found via  pinterest

image source: original source unknown, found via pinterest

 

Bryce Canyon National Park
utah, usa

image source: my own archives! :) 

image source: my own archives! :) 

 

Macro Mushroom

image source:  onelia pg

image source: onelia pg

 

Antelope Canyon
arizona, usa

image source:  mike irwin

image source: mike irwin

 

Sunset on the Road
utah, usa

image source: original source unknown, found via  tumblr

image source: original source unknown, found via tumblr

 

Oyster Mushroom

image source:  laura berman

image source: laura berman

 

 

Blossoms
nara, japan

image source:  jordy meow

image source: jordy meow

 

Travertine Pools of Pamukkle 2
turkey

image source:  mike bilbao

image source: mike bilbao

 

Abalone Magic

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Watery Layers

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Shell Collector

image source: original source unknown, found via  pinterest

image source: original source unknown, found via pinterest

 

Blue Sunset
bali, indonesia

image source: my own archives :) 

image source: my own archives :) 

 

From Earth With Love

image source: original source unknown, found via  tumblr

image source: original source unknown, found via tumblr

 

....what a wonderful world :)