The Simple, Striking Beauty of Mother Earth

Happy Earth Day, 2016! Obviously, every day is Earth Day up in here, but what's wrong with a little extra love on one special day each year? I just hope you take your warm fuzzy Earth feelings from today and remember them for every day of your life, because this planet is our only reality. In the words of Carl Sagan "That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives"

Yes, without Mother Earth, we do not exist, and indeed we are a part of her. This pale blue dot of a planet fosters life as we know it and it would be idiotic not to take responsibility for it's well-being (therefore our own well-being). There are many words to inspire you to love this planet, there are excellent tips on how to celebrate her, and I have participated in a compilation of ways that the Ethical Writers honor the Earth every day. But here I want to show you the simple, striking beauty of Mama Earth through my lens - I have opened my eyes to some gorgeous scenes over the past few years, and I hope you'll enjoy a few of my favorite snapshots of this big, beautiful globe.

*All photographs taken by and property of Faye Lessler*