Celebrating Earth Day : 7 Stunning Earthscapes


Anuja Pradhan


Each year, on 22nd April, people celebrate Earth Day by pledging their support to environmental protection. At Planetwildlife, we are committed to this goal, and put in our efforts in the form of promoting responsible eco-tourism. We believe you’ll be more inclined to save the Earth when you experience its varied beauty for yourself. For Earth Day, we’re highlighting stunning natural earthscapes to remind ourselves of how beautiful our planet is, and why it is vital we protect it for future generations.

1. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania



Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive volcanic caldera, was formed over two to three million years ago! The highlands surrounding the crater are mostly forested areas while the crater floor itself is a grassland area. You’ll be surprised to see black rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, wildebeests, lions, and other animals inside the crater.

2. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam



Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay features thousands of beautiful limestone formations (krasts), and stunning caves. In Vietnamese, the name of the bay translates to “descending dragon bay”. According to legend, a family of dragons spat out jewels and jades onto the bay that turned into islands, protecting Vietnam from invading enemy ships. The dragons later decided to descend and settle upon Ha Long Bay, hence the name.

3. Okavango Delta, Botswana



Okavango Delta is fed by the floodwaters of Central Africa and covers an area of some 16,000 square kilometres. These waters fan out into the Okavango Delta forming a wetland system of beautiful palm-fringed channels, lagoons and islands that support a wealth of fauna and flora alike.

4. Iguazu Falls, Brazil



Brazil’s majestic Iguazu Falls is often overlooked by the likes of Niagara or Victoria Falls. However, as you can see from this photo, though it might not be the largest or highest waterfall, Iguazu is certainly one of the most beautiful ones. The name “Iguazu”, originating from Guarani words, translates to mean “big water”.

5. Leh, India



The small town of Leh, located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, is often known as the “Gateway to the Himalayas”. It is the place most travellers go to before proceeding on to mountainous treks. However, in the past years, more and more tourists have arrived to explore the town itself as an end destination. They’ve probably got the right idea, seeing as to how you can view breath-taking scenes like the one above, only a short drive away from Leh.

6. Lake Malawi, Malawi



Lake Malawi holds the honour of being the world’s most ecologically diverse lake. Its crystal clear waters are home to more than a thousand species of fish, including hundreds of species of colourful cichlids. The water is so clear that you can observe marine life right from your boat!

7. Arctic



The Arctic landscape is unlike most others found on our planet. Fjords, glaciers, icebergs, and icy blue waters await to take your breath away. And while you’re admiring the beautiful landscapes during the day, the night sky will not be outdone and puts on a spectacular show by itself with the Northern Lights!

We hope this post has inspired you to join us in taking a sincere oath for environmental protection. 

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