Photo Blog

The Photo Blog is MNN’s curated collection of photography and visual art that focuses on everything that makes our world beautiful, strange, and — at times — extraordinarily cute.

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Chameleon body painting
August 25, 2016, 6:05 a.m.
Artist's surreal animal body paintings double as mind-boggling optical illusions.
"Dining Table," 2010, wood, 14 ft. x 3 ft. x 7 ft.
August 24, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
Artist Michael Beitz has spent the last several years transforming the most common furniture silhouettes into surreal sculptures.
Sea fireflies (Vargula hilgendorfii) emit light in response to physical stimulus.
August 23, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
Measuring a mere 3 millimeters long, sea fireflies produce a brilliant blue-colored glow in response to physical stimulus.
Mars Curiosity takes a selfie after scaling Lower Mount Sharp.
August 22, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
NASA releases interactive panorama that gives viewers an immersive glimpse of Martian terrain.
Tourists observe molten lava in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
August 22, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
These burning hotspots remain as volatile testaments to the ever-changing beauty of our planet.
Louisiana black bear
August 19, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
More endangered species in the U.S. have recovered under the Obama administration than all other presidencies combined.
Vinoks, then and now.
August 18, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
Guided by archival photography, Treti Pivni is leading a resurgence in popularity of a traditional Ukrainian headdress known as a 'vinok.'
Black Sea nettle
August 16, 2016, 9:22 a.m.
How much do you know about these otherworldly sea creatures?
"Sweet dreams" frozen flowers
August 16, 2016, 6:12 a.m.
Artists invigorate the legacy of flower photography by encasing colorful blooms in blocks of ice.