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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Winner of the Man’s Best Friend category
June 30, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
The 10th annual competition drew entries from photographers in 90 different countries.
This detail shot of the Tarantula Nebula resembles sparkling fireworks.
June 30, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
Fireworks displays are nothing compared to the cosmic explosions and implosions that occur every moment across our universe.
A breaching shark goes after a decoy seal.
June 29, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
Learn the science behind this remarkable 'fish out of water' movement.
"Beach Babe"
June 28, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
Chicago-based artist Vicki Rawlins constructs lovely portraits of enigmatic women using flowers, greenery, sand and other organic objects.
A woman wears a traditional Midsummer flower wreath.
June 24, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Midsummer festivities vary greatly based on the country, but here are a few basic traditions that unite them all.
A sweeping Klamath Siskiyou vista.
June 24, 2016, 6:10 a.m.
The Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion is one of the world's last and most diverse ancient coniferous forests, yet it remains woefully underprotected.
Children aren't the only ones who love playing in sprinklers!
June 23, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
Ah, summer. A time for lounging by the pool, eating your weight in watermelon and, of course, frolicking in sprinklers!
A chameleon nabs a tasty snack with its long, sticky tongue.
June 22, 2016, 6:12 a.m.
Chameleons are renowned for their enigmatic eyes and color-changing skin, but that's not their only showstopping quality.
Sandstorm in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
June 21, 2016, 6:10 a.m.
You might assume this surreal arid landscape is from some far-off land, but rest assured, these gorgeous rolling dunes are all-American!