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Unlike fireflies and plankton, this dazzling display is not due to bioluminescence.
Check out just a few of the fabulous images highlighted in 'The Animals We Love,' a photo assignment run by Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community.
We all know that fireflies bring magic to a summer night, but there's so much more to learn about the secret lives of these bioluminescent beauties.
According to scientists, Earth is experiencing one of the worst mass extinctions in history, but these animals have defied the odds.
This beautiful reptile is found in the trees of South America.
The genes that code for tasting bitter flavors mutated and become nonfunctional, rendering vampire bats unable to detect bitterness.
With just a portion of a photo as a clue, can you guess the name of the animal species shown?
The tiny, intricate details of this bird's feathers come to light in a gorgeous macro photograph.
Smithsonian Channel's 'Hunt For the Super Predator' follows the mysterious disappearance of an 'alpha' shark that apparently wasn't the biggest fish in the sea.
The president steps up efforts to protect the pollinators — and their $24 billion contribution to the U.S. economy.
This bird binges on berries, with sometimes tipsy effects.
A quadcopter spied this pod of bottlenose dolphins riding waves near Esperance, Western Australia.
Curiosity gets the better of this young bobcat as he strolls through the grass, pausing to pose for the camera.
Researchers theorize that the over-sized 'wings' may have been a way for the males to attract mates.
This species is a common sight among Alaska's wildlife, and is such a staple part of the landscape that it earned the status of state bird.
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