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iN PHOTOS: Nature lovers celebrate flora, fauna for Earth Day in Kamloops, Okanagan

This frog was spotted in a pond in the Kamloops area.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Lyn MacDonald

Photographers are sharing their favourite photos of flora and fauna captured in Kamloops and the Okanagan in celebration of Earth Day.

First started in the United States in the 70s, the special day on April 22 continues to be acknowledged around the globe. It's a day to celebrate the planet and a reminder of the need for environmental conservation and sustainability, according to EarthDay.org.

These stunning nature photos show life in ponds and forests, in skies and on mountains, capturing the beauty and wonder of our local natural environments.

Area photographers shared some of their favourite finds and artistic captures. From frogs to flowers, the great outdoors is teeming with life. 

If you have nature photos you want to share, send them to news@infonews.ca.

The sun is touching the closed petals of a flower in Pinantan Lake near Kamloops.
The sun is touching the closed petals of a flower in Pinantan Lake near Kamloops.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Patricia Hanson

This Great Grig was recently spotted in Penticton.
This Great Grig was recently spotted in Penticton.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Luka Bevanda

 A snail appears to look at its reflection in a pond in the Slocan Valley.
A snail appears to look at its reflection in a pond in the Slocan Valley.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Lyn MacDonald

A mother and baby coot paddle on a lake in Salmon Arm.
A mother and baby coot paddle on a lake in Salmon Arm.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Grant Cruickshank

A wildflower bursts with colour in the South Thompson.
A wildflower bursts with colour in the South Thompson.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Ann Steenhuysen

These pink flowers look like a string of decorations in Kamloops.
These pink flowers look like a string of decorations in Kamloops.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Lyn MacDonald

A Townsend's Solitaire swoops into the air at Tunkwa Lake near Savona.
A Townsend's Solitaire swoops into the air at Tunkwa Lake near Savona.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Valerie Walsh

This flower in Kelowna is covered with raindrops.
This flower in Kelowna is covered with raindrops.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Wendy Eiler

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