Photos of Our Crazy, Beautiful Planet Earth

April 22, 2022

By Raza Mehdi

Mars on Earth 

The silt and sand left behind by ancient marshes have formed an orange-red landscape in the Utah desert that looks hauntingly similar to that of Mars.

Cave Full of Stars

As you follow the meandering river, you will be enchanted by the thousands of luminous glow worms as they light the way for you in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Zealand.

Rainbow Mountains

Mother Nature shows off once again here but this time, she does a little extra. Zhangye Danxia Landform in China mimics all the colours of the rainbow and much more.

On the Edge

If you want to feel like a grain of sand and feel the wings behind your back, Cliffs of Moher in Ireland is for you!

Frozen Continent

There are few places more beautiful than the world's southernmost continent. Although 99% of Antarctica is covered with ice, the landscape still manages to be stunningly diverse.

Nature's Art

An iceberg floating off the Western Antarctic peninsula.

Life in Abundance

A huge King Penguin colony, with tens of thousands of them, in Sallsbury Plain, in South Georgia, Antarctica

Fairy Chimneys

The Turkish region of Cappadocia is famous for its tall, conical rock formations. One way to take in this fantastical geological phenomenon is a sunrise hot air balloon ride.

Not a Painting

Tinted orange by the morning sun, a soaring dune becomes the perfect backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park.

Frozen Rivers

Aerial view of the Glacial river streams from Icelandic glaciers.

Meandering Like a Serpent

The Amazon River nurtures the largest rainforest on earth and provides life for a mind-boggling array of flora and fauna.

Giants' Valley

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon in Iceland is one of the most impressive places on earth. The canyon has steep 100 meter walls and winding water as the Fjaðrá river flows through it.

From a Horror Movie

Morning light illuminates the avenue trees known as the Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland.

Otherworldly on Earth

Rock formations in the White Pocket unit of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona, USA.

The Wave

Another gem in the middle of the Arizona desert, The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in the United States. Notice the amazing flowing rock formation.

Jewel of India

Beautiful Pangong Lake in Ladakh is popular for its ability to change colour - from blue to green to red.

Colours of Nature

A lavender field and an olive tree on a warm summer afternoon in the Southern Alps, South of France.

Sunroof Sky

Erosion of sandstone cave roof in the Sahara desert. Ennedi Natural And Cultural Reserve, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chad.

Spitting Fire

A volcanic eruption photographed against the backdrop of the Milky Way

Artist's Muse

Perhaps the world's most symmetrical stratovolcano is Japan's Mount Fuji, which has served as the muse for many artistic creations

Lost Pandora

The floating ‘Hallelujah Mountains’ you saw in the movie Avatar has been inspired by a real place on Earth - Zhangjiajie National Park in China.