By Jamie Smith
Our planet is a beautiful place and to celebrate World Earth Day here is a selection of some of the best landscapes in the universe.
From Iceland’s extreme ice caves to the towering waterfalls of Brazil the stunning images portray all that is good about our wonderful planet.
Photographers went to extremes to get the perfect shot by venturing inside a volcano, in the South Pacific and get up close to a tornado, in Kansas, USA.
PHOTOGRAPHERS AND LOCATIONS
Volcanic eruptions around Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland by Skarphedinn Thrainsson, 39, from Reykjavik, Iceland.
A woman ‘holding’ the sun in the Saudi shallows.
Italian Simona, 40, and Icelandic Arnar, 35 against the incredible Icelandic scenery.
Mika Woyda surrounded by the school of Big-eye trevally off the coast of Cabo Pulmo, Mexico.
Riginaldo Gomes highlining above the Waterfall of Smoke, Ponte Nova, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Geoff Mackley inside the heart of the Marum Volcano, on the island of Vanuatu, in the South Pacific.
An unknown man in a headlamp on the edge of Glacier Point in Yosemite stares at the incredible view.
Toby Segar performs a backflip 700m up on Trolltunga, Norway.
The breath-taking moment when the otherworldly light beams of the Aurora Borealis sweep across the skyline at the Aurora Village in Yellowknife, Canada. With its flat geographical landscape and clear weather conditions, the tipi laden village boasts the highest percentage of Aurora sightings in the world.
Anushka Eranga stands amongst the sand dunes in Dubai.
Elisabeth Brentano stands in front of a raging tornado in Kansas, USA.
Jesse Milner climbs an Iceberg in Iceland