While most people might admit to whiling away the day stalking celebrities on social media, as Green Monsters, we have to admit that our pass time activities are a little different. Instead of flipping through the endless stream of selfies posted on Kimmy K.’s Instagram feed, we’re more interested in the jaw-dropping posts from the U.S. Department of the Interior. We take no shame in admitting we’d rather spend the day staring at crazy photos of trees than flipping through this season’s “must have” tote bags.
The fact is we love nature photos because they are just stinking gorgeous and because we rarely get to experience real sublime nature first-hand. Most of us work in offices that (sadly) don’t include potted plants, let alone full-blown trees, so we have to get our nature fix somewhere!
While there is very little that parallels the beauty of a sweeping landscape photo, nature photography just wouldn’t be complete without animal subjects. Our world is balanced thanks to the existence of a variety of diverse plant and animal species. The presence of wildlife signals that the ecosystem is healthy and thriving and in our opinion, there is nothing more exquisite than a well-balanced ecosystem. Don’t believe us? Check out these stunning photos of natural settings made even better thanks to the presence of wildlife and see for yourself!
Kokanee Salmon Running Through the Strawberry River
A Wild Trail Covered with Butterflies
Fireflies Flood the Night
Massimo Gugliucciello/National Geographic
A Burro’s Backyard
A Tale of Two Mountains
Nature’s Wild Ornaments
Mustangs Reclaim the Wild West
The Infallible Beauty of Nature’s Patterns
Backflips in the Fjord
Green Eyes in the Grass
Tambako the Jaguar/Flickr
So what do you think Green Monsters? Do wildlife make our world 100 times more gorgeous, or what?