As photographers, we wander this earth to gain new experiences and capture incredible moments along the way. The places we explore can be as close as down the street or hours away via plane. No matter where you go breathtaking imagery is being created. Earth is a big place, and this month we asked the Lowepro Storytellers to show us their representation of “earth”.

Photo by Mic-anthony Hay

Every opportunity I have had to see the earth from the air has been a unique and memorable experience. The aerial perspective reminds me to appreciate all of the intricate formations that make up earth’s landscapes.

Mic-anthony Hay

Raw, rugged, unpredictable, and unforgiving at times – we are so small in comparison to our fierce Mother Earth. But more than ever right now, we must do all in our power to preserve and protect this planet that gives us life.

Canon EOS 6D
50 mm
ISO 100
f 8
1/640

Willow McDonough

Photo by Guy Fattal

The mountains on our earth are created from rock and have seen some of the hardest weather throughout their long lives. At the right time when all of the pieces connect they create the most breathtaking show on earth.

Nikon D750
Nikon 70-200 F/2.8
F/11
1/500sec
iso 400

Guy Fattal

Photo by Mitch Wu

WALL-E, Pixar’s 2008 Academy Award-winning film, is one of my favorite’s from Pixar. WALL-E is a robot assigned to an earth devoid of life, but full of garbage. I wanted to create an image that captured WALL-E’s frenetic personality and energy. The image was captured as you see it here, in one shot (although I took quite a few shots before I got this particular one).

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 135mm f/2L at f2
ISO 800
1/2500 sec00

Mitch Wu

Photo by Viktoria Haack

I am never so connected to our planet earth as in moments like this in the Tonquin Valley, Jasper, Canada: Beautiful, dramatic light following a storm. I feel fully present, fully connected and with nothing drawing my attention away from the experience of nature.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 17-35 2.8 lens
ISO 100
17mm
F16
1/5 sec

Viktoria Haack

Photo by Daisy Gilardini

Nothing like being in a primordial rainforest makes me feel the Earth and the connection with it.
Great Bear Rainforest – British Columbia – Canada

Daisy Gilardini

Photo by Michael Hanson

I was hesitant to go to Taung Tha Man Lake outside Mandalay. My curiosity usually disappears if there are a ton of tourists and photographers scattered around. I had been to this lake at sunset and it was chaos but at sunrise, it was a little quieter with a mix of tourism and real life. Boats moved quickly through the calm waters as fisherman began hauling in their catch.

Michael Hanson

Photo by Rachid Dahnoun

Earth – An amazing place where we get to witness incredible events.

The Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse this past January was one for the books. I drove out to one of my favorite locations deep in the Nevada desert to capture the show. The final image is a composite of 18 photos. 16 different shots of the moon combined with a night sky frame blended with a predawn frame. I wanted to create one image that encompassed all the phases of this spectacular event.

Nikon D850
Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 – foreground
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 moon frames
ISO 1600
varying apertures
varying exposure times

Rachid Dahnoun

Photo by Jeff Hinman

What describes earth better than standing on it and watching it grow up, creating a permanent place for years to come.

Sony a7R III
24mm
Shutter 1/100
ISO 100

Jeff Hinman

Photo by Luke Pearsall

The earth is what inspires me most in photography. There isn’t a single landscape that I seek out to photograph that doesn’t in some way take my breath away. This image from Canyonlands National Park was taken in February this year when I ventured into the park on a cold wintery day. I had only been to Canyonlands during the hot summer months so this was a particular treat to catch the park on a day that was overcast but still clear. The mood was completely different and I was so excited to be able to capture it. When you stand on the edge of a canyon or a cliff it makes you feel small in the best of ways. A feeling of fear and respect for the earth you are standing on overwhelms the senses and makes you realize just how important it is to appreciate, protect, and share the place that we all call home.

Canon 5D Mark III
24-105 L Series shot @ 82mm
f/125 @ f/4.0
ISO 800

Luke Pearsall

Photo by Arthur Ward

I actually took this photo when scouting for a photoshoot location for a jewelry company I used to work for. I think the term earth is a bit ambiguous and can take on a variety of forms. Are we talking about the lustrous greens and tranquil blues or the grit and dirt that make up the very essence of our planet?

ISO: 100
Aperture: f/10
Shutter: 1/500th

Arthur Ward

Photo by Tara Shupe

I have always been fascinated by the view from my airplane window, it baffled me how different the earth looked from above. Recently I added a DJI Mavic Pro drone to my photography and it has continued to entertain that perspective. I now try to capture at least one image from each remote location because our earth is beautiful from above!

Tara Shupe

Photo by Laura Barisonzi

Andalusia, Spain

1/500 at f/14

Laura Barisonzi

Photo by Gregg Jaden

Earth – The surface of Earth can be incredible but the real mysteries are inside the Earth which reveals the magic of water movement and what it leaves behind.

Gregg Jaden

Photo by Glenn Bartley

A Magellanic Penguin peeks out from its subterranean burrow on the Falkland Islands.

Glenn Bartley

Photo by Dave & Quin Cheung

Joey and Lan-Anh drove 7 hours for us to shoot them, and all we took them to was this pile of dirt. Literally cleared land – ready for a new neighbourhood development – was our backdrop for their engagement shoot. We told them to literally take a hike on a pile of earth quite a ways away and love this shot Quin took with them perfectly framed in the cloud. We’re honoured for their trust on that day, but even more thankful to now call them some of our closest friends. Amazing what can come from dirt and earth!

Dave & Quin Cheung

Photo by Shawn Talbot

Bearing witness to Kilauea creating new earth at the ocean’s edge in Hawaii.

Canon 5DSR
f/8; 1/4 sec
ISO 400
200mm lens

Shawn Talbot

Aurora Lampson

About Aurora Lampson

Aurora is the Social Media and Community Manager at Lowepro. When not in the office Aurora is a professional commercial and portrait photographer.

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