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!

Dendrogyra cylindricus

Pillar coral
Pillar coral
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Boobie Bird
Boobie Bird

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!

Iguana Colombia
Iguana from Columbia
User: Weimar
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Sphodros rufipes
Sphodros rufipes spider

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.

Sarcophagidae

Flesh fly
Flesh fly
Fir0002
Flagstaffotos
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Florida Box turtle

Florida Box turtle
User: Digon3
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Athene cunicularia

Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl
R.Wampers
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Coreus marginatus

Coreus marginatus bug
Coreus marginatus bug
DirkvdM
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Turkish Angora cat
Turkish Angora cat
User: Pablo1964
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Akita Inu puppy
Akita Inu puppy
Author: PardoY
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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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