60 pictures that will make you fall in love with earth all over again

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Swiss mountainsREUTERS/Arnd WiegmannThe sunset illuminates the peaks of the mountains near the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz

Earth is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind place, two facts we’re reminded of every year on April 22, also known as Earth Day.

To celebrate the natural world, we’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of our home planet from Reuters.

Hopefully these images make you appreciate earth and how important it is to continue to protect and preserve our environment.

Swans swim past changing autumn leaves in Sheffield Park Gardens in southern England.

Swans swim past changing autumn leaves in Sheffield Park Gardens in southern England.

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Cherry blossoms are seen in full bloom in Tokyo.

Cherry blossoms are seen in full bloom in Tokyo.

REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Smoke and lava spew from Chile’s Villarrica Volcano at the end of March.

Smoke and lava spew from Chile's Villarrica Volcano at the end of March.

REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

One of the world’s largest flower gardens, known as the Garden of Europe, is seen from above in the Netherlands.

One of the world's largest flower gardens, known as the Garden of Europe, is seen from above in the Netherlands.

REUTERS/Yves Herman

Migrating common cranes fly to their night roost at sunset north of Berlin.

Migrating common cranes fly to their night roost at sunset north of Berlin.

REUTERS/Thomas Krumenacker

The colors of fall can be seen reflected in a waterfall along the Blackberry River in Connecticut.

The colors of fall can be seen reflected in a waterfall along the Blackberry River in Connecticut.

REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A woman cycles in the early-morning autumn sunshine in London’s Richmond Park.

A woman cycles in the early-morning autumn sunshine in London's Richmond Park.

REUTERS/Luke MacGrego

Leaves are colored red in a vineyard during a sunny autumn day near Ueberlingen in Germany.

Leaves are colored red in a vineyard during a sunny autumn day near Ueberlingen in Germany.

REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

The sun sets on Ayers Rock, one of Australia’s major tourist destinations, attracting 400,000 visitors every year.

The sun sets on Ayers Rock, one of Australia's major tourist destinations, attracting 400,000 visitors every year.

REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Icebergs are reflected in the calm waters at the mouth of the Jakobshavn ice fjord on the west coast of Greenland.

Icebergs are reflected in the calm waters at the mouth of the Jakobshavn ice fjord on the west coast of Greenland.

REUTERS/Bob Strong

Frosted trees are seen in the middle of vineyards in the Alsace region countryside near Strasbourg, France.

Frosted trees are seen in the middle of vineyards in the Alsace region countryside near Strasbourg, France.

REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Tourists explore sand dunes in Africa’s Mauritanian desert.

Tourists explore sand dunes in Africa's Mauritanian desert.

REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun

A Rufous-tailed hummingbird flies in a garden in San Francisco.

A Rufous-tailed hummingbird flies in a garden in San Francisco.

REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

A dogsled team carries tourists down the frozen Torne River, located above the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden.

A dogsled team carries tourists down the frozen Torne River, located above the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden.

REUTERS/Bob Strong

Tourists visit the famous ancient windmills in central Spain.

Tourists visit the famous ancient windmills in central Spain.

REUTERS/Victor Fraile

A river runs through a valley near Moose Pond in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

A river runs through a valley near Moose Pond in Canada's Northwest Territories.

REUTERS/Adrian Wyld/POOL

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over the village of Kuklici in Macedonia.

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over the village of Kuklici in Macedonia.

REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

An aerial view of Mount Gamalama as it spews volcanic ash after it erupted at the Indonesia’s Ternate Island.

An aerial view of Mount Gamalama as it spews volcanic ash after it erupted at the Indonesia's Ternate Island.

REUTERS/Stringer

A whale shark is seen in the Galapagos Islands.

A whale shark is seen in the Galapagos Islands.

REUTERS/Jonathan Green/Galapagos National Park

A surfer watches a group of dolphins leap in the waters of Bondi Beach in Sydney.

A surfer watches a group of dolphins leap in the waters of Bondi Beach in Sydney.

REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

A bluish-colored honeycomb from a beehive is seen in eastern France. The unnatural shades were believed to be caused by residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant.

A bluish-colored honeycomb from a beehive is seen in eastern France. The unnatural shades were believed to be caused by residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant.

REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Palestinians herd sheep in Israeli’s Judean desert.

Palestinians herd sheep in Israeli's Judean desert.

REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Storm clouds and dust can be seen in the sky above a woman as she walks at dusk along Mollymook Beach, south of Sydney.

Storm clouds and dust can be seen in the sky above a woman as she walks at dusk along Mollymook Beach, south of Sydney.

REUTERS/David Gray

Huge waves crash onto the San Esteban de Pravia seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias.

Huge waves crash onto the San Esteban de Pravia seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias.

REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Children play near a tree standing in front of fog over the central Bosnian town of Zenica on the Lisac mountain range.

Children play near a tree standing in front of fog over the central Bosnian town of Zenica on the Lisac mountain range.

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

A lion cub rests at Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.

A lion cub rests at Tanzania's Serengeti National Park.

REUTERS/Noor Khamis

The moon is pictured above the mountains in Rosa Khutor in Russia during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

The moon is pictured above the mountains in Rosa Khutor in Russia during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A southern white rhino named Bella eats with her day-old baby at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in central Uganda.

A southern white rhino named Bella eats with her day-old baby at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in central Uganda.

REUTERS/Edward Echwalu

Tourists bathe at the El Cuarzo waterfall, locally referred to as the River of Five Colors, in Cano Cristales in the Colombia’s Sierra de La Macarena National Park.

Tourists bathe at the El Cuarzo waterfall, locally referred to as the River of Five Colors, in Cano Cristales in the Colombia's Sierra de La Macarena National Park.

REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

A long exposure photo shows star trails behind a tree in China.

A long exposure photo shows star trails behind a tree in China.

REUTERS/China Daily

An old hydro building is seen behind Niagara Falls during sub-freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

An old hydro building is seen behind Niagara Falls during sub-freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

REUTERS/Mark Blinch

A horse walks in the snow at the base of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights near the Israel-Syria border.

A horse walks in the snow at the base of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights near the Israel-Syria border.

REUTERS/Nir Elias

Dimmed lights are switched on in igloos on top of the mountain Nebelhorn, near the southern Bavarian town of Oberstdorf.

Dimmed lights are switched on in igloos on top of the mountain Nebelhorn, near the southern Bavarian town of Oberstdorf.

REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

A flock of migrating cranes seen at the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel.

A flock of migrating cranes seen at the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel.

REUTERS/Nir Elias

Eco-tourists walk through part of the Cano Cristales in Colombia’s Sierra de La Macarena National Park.

Eco-tourists walk through part of the Cano Cristales in Colombia's Sierra de La Macarena National Park.

REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

Rain clouds are lit by the setting sun in northern England.

Rain clouds are lit by the setting sun in northern England.

REUTERS/Toby Melville

Lightning strikes as Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano spews ash and hot lava.

Lightning strikes as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano spews ash and hot lava.

REUTERS/YT Haryono

Residents and tourists relax at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Residents and tourists relax at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A local fisherman rows his boat across Lake Ilopango on the outskirts of San Salvador.

A local fisherman rows his boat across Lake Ilopango on the outskirts of San Salvador.

REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

A llama stands next to a cactus growing on Incahuasi Island above the Uyuni salt lake, which holds the world’s largest reserve of lithium.

A llama stands next to a cactus growing on Incahuasi Island above the Uyuni salt lake, which holds the world's largest reserve of lithium.

REUTERS/David Mercado

Daffodils are pictured with the London Eye behind them.

Daffodils are pictured with the London Eye behind them.

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A bee is covered with pollen as it sits on a blade of grass.

A bee is covered with pollen as it sits on a blade of grass.

REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Visitors climb up stairs on the newly opened treetop path in the Masoala Rainforest hall at the zoo in Zurich.

Visitors climb up stairs on the newly opened treetop path in the Masoala Rainforest hall at the zoo in Zurich.

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Volcano Mount Karangetang spews lava as seen from Bebali village in Indonesia.

Volcano Mount Karangetang spews lava as seen from Bebali village in Indonesia.

REUTERS/Stringer

A person walks past a snowdrift in Northern Ireland.

A person walks past a snowdrift in Northern Ireland.

REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A national reserve in San Francisco shows a colony of sea lions resting on the shore.

A national reserve in San Francisco shows a colony of sea lions resting on the shore.

REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

The supermoon rises over the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, in Cape Sounion, Greece.

The supermoon rises over the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, in Cape Sounion, Greece.

REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A worker hand-picks Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers at the Flower Fields in California.

A worker hand-picks Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers at the Flower Fields in California.

REUTERS/Mike Blake

A monkey surrounded by carp plays in a pond at a wildlife park in China.

A monkey surrounded by carp plays in a pond at a wildlife park in China.

REUTERS/Stringer

An aerial view of Nevado del Tolima volcano in Colombia.

An aerial view of Nevado del Tolima volcano in Colombia.

REUTERS/John Vizcaino

Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River during a sand-washing operation.

Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River during a sand-washing operation.

REUTERS/China Daily

Puffins carry sand eels for their young as they fly above the Farne Islands off northern England.

Puffins carry sand eels for their young as they fly above the Farne Islands off northern England.

REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

People relax in one of the Blue Lagoon hot springs in Iceland.

People relax in one of the Blue Lagoon hot springs in Iceland.

REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Lizards sun themselves on a dried out dock at Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara, California.

Lizards sun themselves on a dried out dock at Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara, California.

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A total solar eclipse is seen in Svalbard, Norway, in March.

A total solar eclipse is seen in Svalbard, Norway, in March.

REUTERS/Jon Olav

The glow of the northern lights is seen in southern Ontario.

The glow of the northern lights is seen in southern Ontario.

REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

Snow falls on a flock of flamingos at a wildlife zoo in eastern China’s Anhui province.

Snow falls on a flock of flamingos at a wildlife zoo in eastern China's Anhui province.

REUTERS/Stringer

The sunset lights up mountains near a Swiss resort.

The sunset lights up mountains near a Swiss resort.

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Huge waves crash on the seafront in northern Spain.

Huge waves crash on the seafront in northern Spain.

REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory in Brazil.

A view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory in Brazil.

REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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