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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Sea sparkle crop
March 21, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Billions of bioluminescent algae literally make the sea sparkle.
March 20, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Painter Cathy Zhang left the corporate world to find her calling as an artist focused on expressive animal portraits.
fluorescence blanket flower
March 16, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Photographer Craig Burrows captures the fluorescent light of plants through special UV photography.
A field of yellow flowers in Borrego
March 13, 2017, 7:07 a.m.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California is a sight to see.
Cougar tire sculpture by Blake McFarland
March 9, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Pitcher Blake McFarland says he just wants to make cool things.
'Moody' by Ann Ric
March 8, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
The striking shots include landscapes, portraits, photojournalistic moments and nature scenes.
Smithsonian photo contest image of owl
March 7, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Voting is open for the readers' choice winners of this long-running competition, and it'll be hard to select your favorites!
wire-tailed swallows
March 3, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Young photographers around the world share vivid imagery for World Wildlife Day 2017 — and beyond.
origami chameleon
March 1, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Mariano Zavala creates a word of animals and insects, dinosaurs and pop culture characters.