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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Seniors paint their parking spots.
August 26, 2016, 2:23 p.m.
Students are using their parking spots to express their personalities, beliefs, interests and, of course, their favorite internet memes.​
Khao Phing Kan, commonly referred to as James Bond Island.
August 26, 2016, 6:07 a.m.
You've undoubtedly seen photos of this craggy karst tower shooting into the sky from turquoise waters. But what's the story behind this surreal locale?
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.'