World Environment Day (WED) is observed annually on 5 June to raise awareness of issues such as marine pollution, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. The day aims to encourage people to protect nature and wildlife. What better way to encourage an interest in our natural surroundings than by celebrating the spectacular diversity and beauty of our planet?

To celebrate WED 2016, IBTimes UK shares 25 gorgeous images that have been handpicked from GoPro's Photo of the Day feature, showcasing photos submitted by users of GoPro cameras around the world. Cash rewards are offered to both amateurs and professionals for the best photos and videos.

GoPro Photo of the Day
Up up and away, by Kelly OrtelKelly Ortel
GoPro Photo of the Day
Fox at Steamboat Resort, by David DietrichDavid Dietrich
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Watching over my pets, by Aldington ScottAldington Scott
GoPro Photo of the Day
Somewhere in the Rainbow, by Guru NullGuru Null
GoPro Photo of the Day
Sunset in Spain, by Joel CamachaJoel Camacha
GoPro Photo of the Day
Seventy Islands – a Unesco World Heritage Site, by Reisha DuarteReisha Duarte
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Home Sweet Hawaii, by Tony SedilloTony Sedillo
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Recreate your own jungle book, by Josiah KlakulakJosiah Klakulak
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Birthday Girl and her Turtle, by Jeremie TronetJeremie Tronet
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Solo Adventure, by Leah JohnsonLeah Johnson
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Sharks, birds and boats, by Wade ProspereWade Prospere
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Private Beach, by Steve JennessSteve Jenness
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One photo Two worlds, by Jacqui PatersonJacqui Paterson
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Moose on the loose, by Laurits RinggaardLaurits Ringgaard
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Henry the Harbour Seal, by Alex RobertAlex Robert
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Exploring Ice Caves, by Robie JanesRobie Janes
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Breaking Through The Clouds, by Brandon PullanBrandon Pullan
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Aurora Splendour, by Timothy MathewsTimothy Mathews
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Who let the curious George out, by Martin KarnerMartin Karner
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Ride your way to beauty, by Mitch CheekMitch Cheek
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Here comes the sun, by Lane JohnsonLane Johnson
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Take it Easy, by Kyle Te-KiwiKyle Te-Kiwi
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Sink or Swim, by Dylan JonesDylan Jones
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Riding the wave, by Trevor DeHaasTrevor DeHaas