To truly appreciate what’s at stake, it’s necessary to view the wonders of the planet — from volcanoes to the mysteries of the deep sea.
Cacti in the Valle de los Cirios, near Guerrero Negro, Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Taken on March 3, 2015.
A very fast-moving and severe bow echo moves down the highway from Redfield to Watertown South Dakota on Aug. 3, 2012. Forward speed of the bow was around 60 mph. At least 80 mph winds accompanied the bow in areas, with many trees uprooted and buildings toppled off their foundation.
A dust storm moves through Phoenix, Arizona on Aug. 26, 2013.
Vehicles move on a road during a dust storm in Bikaner of Rajasthan, India, June 13, 2013.
Giraffes run along banks of Chobe River in Botswana in June 2014.
Masai Giraffes tower above a mixed herd of wildebeest and zebra on the plains of Masai Mara.
Flocks of Starlings, probably consisting of tens of thousands of individuals, perform what seem to be well choreographed aerial dances in the Western Negev in Gerar River, Israel on Feb. 4, 2015.
Bazman volcano is located in a remote region of southern Iran. While the volcano has the classic cone shape of a stratovolcano, it is also heavily dissected by channels that extend downwards from summit. This radial drainage pattern is readily observed from the International Space Station.
The Richat Structure of Guelb er Richat in Mauritania is a landmark astronauts see as they pass over the Sahara. Originally thought to be a meteorite impact, it is now known to be a volcanic bulge that never erupted and was leveled by erosion.
Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River at the South Rim, Arizona.
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