Our Top 10 Images For Earth Day
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on 18 April 2022 and has been updated for accuracy and to include new visuals.
The role of and impact on animals is too often overlooked in our conversations about climate and the environment. Visuals from We Animals Media document these underreported stories: wildfires in Australia, Canada and the US; floods in Canada and the US; and pigs flooded by Hurricane Florence. The role of animal agriculture in these events is frequently underplayed, despite the evidence of animal agriculture’s significant role in methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide emissions, feed inefficiencies, deforestation, and land and water overuse.
April 22 is Earth Day, an annual global initiative to raise awareness of the negative impacts of human activity on the environment, and drive positive action for the planet. We’ve curated a gallery of our top Earth Day images to help inspire compassion, conversation and change! Take part in Earth Day 2023 by sharing these compelling visuals and connect your community to the stories that matter.
Bluefin tuna are caught in the Mediterranean Sea for the sushi market. Once hooked on board, they are stabbed and left to suffocate and bleed out. Italy, 2012. Jonás Amadeo Lucas / HIDDEN / We Animals Media. This photograph is one of the 204 images included in the book HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene, published by We Animals Media.
“Our world needs transformational change. It’s time for the world to hold sectors accountable for their role in our environmental crisis while also calling for bold, creative, and innovative solutions.” — earthday.org
With the power to ignite emotion and discussion, high-quality visuals are an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to talking about the relationship between animals, people, and the planet. These photographs are just a selection from the 20,000+ visuals captured by our team of international photojournalists. As always, the We Animals Media stock collection offers high-quality images and video clips to support your advocacy and storytelling, free for non-commercial use.
This Earth Day, help tell these important stories. Visit our Earth Day gallery to view and download these images (and more) or search specific keywords to get the visuals you need.