During non-pandemic times, scientists and scholars within the Earth Institute work all over the planet — from the deepest oceans to the highest mountains — in order to understand natural processes, how humans are modifying them, and how we can live more sustainably. In the process, they often capture photos that showcase the beauty and wonder of this incredible planet. Below, you can click through a small sample of their photos, and learn a little bit about the research surrounding each one.
If you want to see more, check out the #ColumbiaBeautifulPlanet hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, where we’ll be sharing awe-inspiring photos throughout Earth Month. You can also use the hashtag to share your own.
A dirt road in Cape Range National Park, Western Australia. Graduate student Michael Sandstrom does research in Western Australia in order to reconstruct ancient sea levels. Photo: Michael Sandstrom
To help advance the work of our scientists and experts working on our most pressing issues, please consider supporting the Earth Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory today. You can also learn more on our Earth Day website.