Happy Earth Day

April 22, 2016

6 life-affirming photos from around the world.

April 22 is Earth Day. In honor, we tracked down some photos that remind us why we work so hard to protect the planet and its inhabitants.

1. Turtle hatchlings in Brazil

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Photo Credit: ©Camila Ferrara/WCS

2. A colorful king eider in Arctic Beringia

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Photo Credit: ©Callie Gesmundo/WCS

3. A Seuss-like baobab tree in Madagascar

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

4. A female chiru and its baby on the Tibetan Plateau

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Photo Credit: ©George Schaller/WCS

5. Chilean flamingos braving the waves in Argentina

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Photo Credit: Cristian Samper © WCS

6. Hippos in the Luangwa River in Zambia

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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