Last Updated on August 3, 2020
Trees, flowers, mountains, lakes, and wildlife – they all make up what we like to call nature.
From the Latin word ‘natura’, the word literally means ‘birth’. In etymology, it is used to express everything correlating to plants, animals, and basically anything that develops out of its own accord in the world.
In other terms, nature can be also be coined as the ‘physical world’ or the ‘natural world’. The opposite of this are artificial elements, like those manufactured by humans.
Nature can also refer to weather, animals, or geological processes such as erosion, volcanic explosions, and earthquakes as the result of tectonic plates moving.
That’s because they are all naturally occurring, happening even without man’s intervention. They may seem scary, but these phenomena have been in existence way before mankind was known to have walked the earth.
In fact, the earth is so far the only planet known to sustain this kind of life that we know today. This is all thanks to the atmosphere – in particular, the ozone layer, that protects the earth from harmful rays from the sun.
This too, is part of nature. Aside from shielding life on earth from damaging UV radiation, the ozone layer also traps heat, enduring temperatures do not reach extremes.
Nature is wild yet stunning. Even in the urban jungles and in the busiest metropolis, you can find evidence of its beauty. There are fiery sunsets, still ponds, and gorgeous plants everywhere. As parts of nature nurture and protect us, so should we in turn, nurture and protect it.
Today, there is a global movement to stop climate change and save the environment. Even big companies are in on making a change. For taking care of nature means preserving mankind’s future as well.
Love nature and all its wonder? Then check out these awe-inspiring free nature photos.
Free Nature Pictures
Moody lake reflections of lake Fewa.
Winter landscape in black and white.
Magnificent sunset and a cloudy sky in Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Beautiful, almost translucent tropical leaves lit by the sun.
Beautiful tropical beach photographed behind tropical leaves.
Wonderful pink cherry blossoms growing on a tree.
Wonderful sunrise photography with growing cherry blossoms in front of it.
Amazing dark green tropical leaf with light green edges photographed from up close.
Stunning golden butterfly standing on a yellow flower.
Pine tree leaves photographed in sunset light.
Choui Fong Tea Plantation during a sunny day.
Lake at a tea plantation with a black hut photographed behind tree leaves.
Tea plantation in Chiang Rai under white fluffy clouds.
Close-up shot of ripe coconuts growing on a tree.
Close-up shot of roots of a tropical tree.
Tropical plant with colorful long leaves photographed from up close.
Beautiful tree in the Bardiya National Park in Nepal.
Wonderful nature photography of a still river in the forest below the mountain.
Wonderful nature photography of small green leaves with purple details taken from above.
Awesome nature image with dark green leaves. Perfect background for resting your eyes.
Close-up shot of enormous roots in the Bardiya National Park.
Fallen leaves in a pond at a Nepali national park.
Amazing lush tropical greenery in the Bardiya National Park.
Amazing nature photography of a small lake in a national park.
Tall palm tree photographed from below and the sun peeking through its leaves.
Close-up shot of a red bug crawling down a tree.
A cluster of green water lillies on the water’s surface.
Magical golden hour at Peace Pagoda.
Close up shot of water flowing through round smooth rocks in Manali, India.
High contrast tropical green leaves glowing in the dark background.
Luscious palm tree leaves in the sunlight with the sky as the background.
Close up shot of beautiful plants with green and orange leaves in the sunlight with the sky in the background.
Stunning nature photography of a clear river, luscious bushes and trees, and a mountain.
Picture of small green leaves taken from up close. The leaves have green spots all over them.
A huge cow fly on top of a beautiful flower plant.
Wet grass and plants photographed from up close.
Salt fields in Kep, Cambodia photographed at dusk with the mountains and the sky in the background.
Close-up shot of decayed plants.
Close-up shot of plants in the Cambodia country side with the sky in the background.
Close-up shot of tropical plants with lush and colorful leaves.
Reflection photography of a Cambodian forest with a beautiful blue sky in the background.