The beauty of nature
It's time to get out of the city. With the help of Creative Commons, we travel the corners of the planet to find stunning photos of Earth in all her glory -- so gorgeous that perhaps you'll feel inspired to save the world. We begin by showing how vibrant nature can be with this picture of a chameleon, captured in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Upper Rangitata Basin
This Upper Rangitata Basin in Canterbury, New Zealand was a shooting location for "The Lord of the Rings" movies. Mount Sunday, the small knot at the bottom right of the image, was the setting for Edoras in the movie.
New Zealand's famous Mirror Lake, formally known as Lake Matheson, is a stunning reflective glacial water pool. The peaks that can be seen in the water were also featured in the "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy.
Taken in the southern coast of Spain, this seascape of Maro, Andalusia shows natural rock structures in gorgeous waters.
African Fish Eagle
The majestic African Fish Eagle, found throughout the sub-Sahara, is the national bird of Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Guanacaste, Costa Rica is known for its beaches and surfing.
Even the king and queen of the jungle know how to have a little fun.
Sunrise over Cardwell in Queensland, Australia.
The small coastal village Candidasa in Bali, Indonesia is surrounded by the Lombok Straight, mountains and other historical landmarks.
The easternmost point of mainland Australia, Cape Byron, famous for its 19th century lighthouses, is surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful waters.
China's giant pandas are a symbol of endangered creatures, with the animal serving as a mascot for the World Wildlife Fund.
Another exemplar of nature's vibrancy, flamingos are eccentric creatures who stand with one leg tucked beneath their bodies. This image of a gaggle was taken in Chile.
Dundas, a community in Ontario, Canada, includes plenty of nature. Hikers can summit Dundas Peak via the Bruce Trail.
The magnificent heron captured in flight over the River Dodder in Dublin.
Sunset view from Rastaholm in Sweden.
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