Photo of the Day

rusty patched bumble bee
September 22, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service calls for conservation efforts to protect the beleaguered rusty patched bumble bee.
Mountain lion in snow
September 21, 2016, 8 a.m.
Allowing the big cats to repopulate the East would have unexpected benefits for people.
south american tapir
September 20, 2016, 8 a.m.
These seed-eaters boost the forest's ability to lock away carbon.
Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy
September 19, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Newly refurbished stairs have reopened to the public, but at least one person wants to limit who lounges on them.
Red wolf (Canis rufus)
September 14, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
When it comes to saving a near-extinct wolf species, you can't please everyone.
Two cuttlefish under water
September 13, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
These strange invertebrates are masters of changing color and using survival strategies in cunning ways.
lesser spotted eagle
September 13, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
Rare and threatened species will find reprieve in these new wilderness sanctuaries west of the Iron Curtain.
bottlenose dolphins leaping
September 12, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
These brilliant marine mammals use language in ways similar to the way humans do.
Yosemite valley
September 8, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
The rolling meadows and wetland are home to at least two endangered species.