Earth Day 2019: People share stunning photos of the globe to celebrate annual event

Chelsea Ritschel
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Earth Day 2019: People share stunning photos of the globe to celebrate annual event

In honour of Earth Day, people around the globe are sharing their support for the annual initiative with incredible photos of nature.

This year marks the 49th celebration of Earth Day, with the theme for the day “protect our species”.

On social media, people are showing the beauty of the Earth and its inhabitants with photos of grassy plains to mountainous regions and various animals.

These are some of the best Earth Day photos.

Among those sharing their favourite photos of the globe are celebrities and notable figures, including Buzz Aldrin and Tim Cook.

Aldrin, one of the first people to land on the Moon, shared a photo of Earth as seen from the lunar surface.

“Celebrating Earth Day by looking back on the most incredible view of Earth I’ve ever seen – from the Moon!” he wrote on Twitter.

Cook, the CEO of Apple, shared a series of photos in honour of the holiday, featuring animals ranging from penguins and reptiles to giraffes.

“Happy Earth Day everyone! What a beautiful world we live in,” he wrote. “Let’s all embrace our shared responsibility to each other to take care of our one and only planet Earth.”

Justin Trudeau also expressed the importance of protecting our planet, writing alongside a photo of himself walking through a forest: “We only have one planet. Our kids are counting on us to keep it clean and healthy.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared their support for the planet on Instagram, where they shared photos taken by Prince Harry, including an African Rhino, Botswana’s Okavango Delta, lions, and humpback and orca whales.

“Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but everyday,” the couple wrote.