Photo of the Day

Face to face with the giant leopard moth, Hypercompe scribonia in Westmoreland State Park, VA.
July 2, 2015, 2:43 p.m.
There's more to these winged creatures of the night than you might expect!
A Sierra lily stands out against the watery background of Stony Creek in Sequoia National Forest, California.
July 1, 2015, 12:09 p.m.
Water can make a perfect backgrop, especially if you know how to incorporate it for the biggest impact.
A male tropical king skimmer rests on a plant.
June 29, 2015, 11:19 a.m.
Once you know what to look for, telling these two types of insects apart is easy.
A rainbow arches over a dirt road in the rural countryside.
June 26, 2015, 1:22 p.m.
Our Photo of the Day celebrates a rainbow of diversity and the long road traveled by advocates for LGBT rights.
A trio of Icelandic turf houses built to withstand the weather.
June 25, 2015, 11:38 a.m.
These cottages have been a solution for living in a tough environment for over a thousand years.
bristlecone pine
June 23, 2015, 11:25 a.m.
These trees have lived in harsh conditions for thousands upon thousands of years, thanks to a few special adaptations.
blue grosbeak
June 22, 2015, 1:50 p.m.
It's not pigment that gives blue birds their color. It comes down to a trick of air and light within the feathers themselves.
checkerspot
June 19, 2015, 12:03 p.m.
Creating a butterfly-friendly yard is easy -- and beautiful!
honeycreeper
June 17, 2015, 12:01 p.m.
Nope, not someone who stalks honey from behind bushes. Well actually, that is in a way sort of what a honeycreeper is...