Catie Leary

Catie Leary

Catie Leary is a photo editor at MNN. She writes, edits and curates visual stories about science, animals, travel, the arts and anything else that reflects the enigmatic charm of the natural world.

She is also a freelance photographer who loves cats, science fiction, hiking and crafting.

Catie's most recent content

9 scenic byways and parkways to visit this fall

High school seniors customize assigned parking spots with clever murals

The star-studded story behind Ko Tapu, the most famous islet in Thailand

Trippy animal paintings are more than meets the eye

Mind-bending sculptures reimagine the form and function of tables

The glowing sea fireflies of Okayama, Japan

Put yourself in Curiosity's shoes with 360-degree view of Mars

3 national parks that turn up the heat

7 endangered species with happy endings

Extolling the past and present of flower crowns

Frozen flowers put photography clichés on ice

6 ancient critters trapped in amber, including a 99-million-year-old spider