On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Harvard Kennedy School asked community members to send original photos that showed how experiences in nature have benefited their lives.
Stunning images from around the world, taken by Harvard Kennedy School students, faculty, and staff, were emailed from as far away as Hawaii, Iceland, and Tanzania to as close by as Harvard's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Places their photographers found beautiful, peaceful, inspiring, or reminded them of a favorite memory. Many of the photos were accompanied by reflections of the places in nature and the special significance they hold to their photographer. 
"Although we were not able to honor Earth Day and the tremendous efforts to protect and preserve our planet in person this year as planned, the Harvard Kennedy School community found a personal way to show their appreciation of nature by sharing original photos to remind us all of our connection to the environment and the places that bring us joy, on Earth Day, and every day," said Harvard Kennedy School Sustainability Manager Emily Flynn Pesquera.
Click here to view the HKS in Nature Collection.