Welcome to Our Natural Planet

The natural world on planet Earth is an amazing and fascinating place. The sheer number of different species of animals, birds, reptiles and insects marks our planet as really very special.

There are many marvelous and wonderful creatures on planet earth. We hope to show you some of these species to perhaps raise your interest in the biodiversity available.

Yet our world is miniscule compared to the Universe that we live in! Find out more about planet Earth that is your home. Find out more about our solar system and the galaxy that we live in. And find out more about the universe that our galaxy is in, a universe that is so big that it is impossible to imagine the size of it!

Siamese cat
Siamese cat
Author: Karin Langner-Bahmann
GNU Free Documentation
License version 1.2

(source Wikipedia)

Anotopterus vorax

Daggertooth fish
Daggertooth fish
NZ IPY-CAML Voyage 2008
Author: Peter Marriott
image in public domain
(source Wikipedia)

On planet Earth we have continents, oceans, mountains and deserts! Our planet is teeming with life. Animals, fish, insect, bugs, plants, trees and birds are all part of our world. Over 95% of the species on Earth are insects and there are at least one million different insect species. The biodiversity on our planet is huge, and there are thought to be many millions more species that have yet to be discovered!

Circus hudsonius

Osprey eating fish
Osprey eating fish
Author: Mike Baird
www.bairdphotos.com
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Polyommatus coridon

Chalkhill Blue butterfly
Chalkhill Blue butterfly
User: Jeffdelonge
Copyright: © Entomart
Entomart allows use for any purpose,
provided that the copyright holder is properly attributed

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We do have some real problems on planet Earth with the environment and the ecosystems that support the life forms. We are not looking after all these different environments and ecosystems and species are becoming extinct as a result of this lack of care.

Ecosystems throughout the world are being damaged by the activities of human beings, who often have total disregard for the damage that they are doing to many different species of animals, insects, birds etc.

Arctocephalus tropicalis)

South African Fur Seal
South African Fur Seal
User: Nicolas Servera
(otarie_san@yahoo.fr)

GNU Free Documentation License 1.2
(source Wikipedia)

Family Coleoptera

Bombardier beetle
Bombardier beetle
User: Cotinis
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Melanoplus bivittatus

Two-striped Grasshopper
Two-striped Grasshopper
User: Dger
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(source Wikipedia)

Actinoscyphia aurelia

Venus flytrap anemone
Venus flytrap anemone
Source: NOAA Photo Library
Image courtesy of Aquapix and Expedition
to the Deep Slope 2007, NOAA-OE

image in the Public Domain
(source Wikipedia)

Craspedacusta sowerbyii

Lions mane jellyfish
Lion's Mane jellyfish
Author: Dan Hershman
image in public domain
(source Wikipedia)

Loxodonta africana


African bush elephant
user: nickandmel2006
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This website can only present a fraction of what is on our planet. But we hope that what we can do here will stimulate you to investigate further.

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