We take our planet for granted most of the time. I’m guilty, you’re guilty, we’re all guilty of it, it’s impossible not to get complacent with the world you live in. It doesn’t mean we should just let ourselves stay that way however, and after looking at some of these incredible earth photos you won’t want too. These photos were taken by photographers Mark Lehrbass and Henry Mosier of Our Earth In Focus Photography. These two photographers travel all over the world taking absolutely stunning shots of our home planet. It’s pretty hard not to get stuck staring at some of these pictures. The detail and the colors are simply amazing and they do a good job reminding us of just how small and insignificant we are as a species. Check out these beautiful photos and get a better appreciation for how beautiful of an artist Mother Nature can be.
An absolutely stunning sunset picture taken at Point Lobos, CA.
This photograph was taken from Snoqualmie Pass, WA. The light pollution from the 90 Interstate, Seattle’s suburbs, and multiple wildfires offered ideal conditions and lighting to frame Mt. Rainier in the distance. You can also see the dazzling trail of purples and blues that make up the band of our galaxy, The Milky Way.
The photographers spent 47 of 48 hours trapped in their tents during a snow storm in the Three Sisters Wilderness, OR. This photo was taken in the 1 hour they could actually shoot. I’d say it was worth it for this amazing photograph.
This was taken at a bird sanctuary in High Desert, OR during sunrise.
A fire ripped through this area of Three Sisters Wilderness, OR in 2012, burning 40 square miles of woodland. It seemingly didn’t affect the beauty of the area however.
The Three Sisters in Oregon. Those are some intense peaks.
I love pictures that can show multiple weather patterns in one shot. This picture shows a rain cloud advancing over the Painted Hills in Oregon.
This picture was taken at El Matador State Beach, CA and almost cost the photographer his camera set up. How perfect is the light hitting those drops of water to turn them all red.
This is whats known as The Star Trek Rocks in Agua Dulce, CA. It’s a fitting name because this does look like an alien landscape.
This stunning shot shows the Minarets of Mammoth Mountain, CA. The scale of these peaks is truly breath-taking.
This curious cloud shape is caused by massive wind tunnels above the desert floor of the Alvord Desert, OR.
The photographer actually slept to right of the dead tree in the photo. The night sky like the one in this photo in the Three Sisters Wilderness, OR are one of my favorite things in the world.
The peak in this picture is known as “The Witches Tit”….you can’t make this stuff up. It’s a pretty intimidating peak nonetheless. The clouds in this picture are amazing as well.
These are actually not rocks in this picture, they are salt structures that are located on Mono Lake, CA. The colors of the sky and the reflections on the water are absolutely brilliant and make this place seem frozen in time.
An absolutely gorgeous sunset taken in Malibu, CA. I could sit on this beach forever and look at that.
Imagine how small you would feel looking at this in real life. This is a photo of Mt. Jefferson, OR with its glaciers.
I love the low angle of this photograph. This was taken at “Lone Abalone” at Point Lobos, CA.
That’s not glass, that is a lake, Guitar Lake to be exact located in Sequoia National Park, CA.
The photographers stumbled on a volcano in the High Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA. I love how The Milky Way seems to be cutting right through the mountain.
This stunning night shot was taken at Mobius Arch, CA. The milky Way looks pretty darn impressive right here.
The sun looks like a gem you could pluck right out of the ocean. What an amazing sunset at El Matador State Beach, CA.
This gorgeous scene is located at Sparks Lake, OR. The mountains make such a beautiful back drop for the lake.
The beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains, CA was not lost in this photograph.
This cove at Julia Pfeiffer Burns Sate Park looks like one of the most peaceful places ever. I have to go there.
The photographer had to make himself extremely small for this shot. He is 6’5″ and the cave he fit into was only 3’6″ for the perfect image.
Here we have Mobius Arch, CA one more time. This time the arch creates the perfect form which to view Mt. Whitney through with some amazing color from the sunset.
Earth has always been a beautiful place. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives however, we forget to truly take some time to look at the beauty of the natural world around us. Luckily, we have people like these two photographers who can remind us with just a simple picture that Earth, and life in general are pretty damn awesome if you take the time to look at them.