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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Feathery-like sand painting
July 7, 2015, 9 a.m.
Joe Mangrum pours his colorful, mandala-like sand art along the surface of sidewalks and museum floors.
Hikers walk along a trail surrounded by colorful wildflowers at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.
July 6, 2015, 9 a.m.
Embark on a visual tour of some of the most beautiful wildflowers found at Olympic National Park.
Outdoor mirror installation made with wooden logs
July 3, 2015, 9 a.m.
London artist Lee Borthwick combines the reflective qualities of mirrors with the organic nature of reclaimed wood.
Bison faunascape
July 2, 2015, 9 a.m.
Inspired by the wanderlust of urban dwellers, these unconventional animal portraits transport you to nature.
Macro photo of Queen of the Night tulip
July 1, 2015, 9 a.m.
While a true black flower is an impossibility, these dark varieties add mystique to any garden.
Glowworms in New Zealand cave
June 30, 2015, 9 a.m.
Say hello to Arachnocampa luminosa, a bioluminescent fungus gnat species that is endemic to the craggy limestone cave systems of New Zealand.
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe causeway
June 29, 2015, 9 a.m.
Jutting out from the craggy Basque coast, this modest islet is one of those little-known corners of Earth that could come straight from a fairy tale.
Bundle of baby red pandas
June 27, 2015, 9 a.m.
The tiny furballs​ are just three of seven red panda cubs that were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in the past month.
People wearing the traditional dress of the Ladakhi
June 26, 2015, 9:46 a.m.
These portraits of indigenous communities are undoubtedly beautiful works of art, but it's vital to acknowledge that they do not exist in a vacuum.