Photo of the Day

Elephants perform at the circus
May 22, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Ringling Bros. circus says declining ticket sales, especially with no elephants in the shows, makes the circus unsustainable.
A salmon tries to jump a salmon ladder at a dam.
May 22, 2017, 7:13 a.m.
The native fish are disappearing due to climate change and habitat loss, but with a little help, dozens of species could be preserved.
orangutan mom with baby
May 19, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
That's longer than any other primate in the wild.
The spring hare is actually a rodent, not a rabbit.
May 18, 2017, 7:24 a.m.
This desert animal looks like a hybrid of a rabbit and kangaroo, and is so unusual that scientists have had a hard time classifying it.
The Wisteria Flower Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Garden
May 17, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
If you're planning a springtime trip to Japan, you'll want this spot to be on your must-see list.
Campi Flegrei
May 16, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Campi Flegrei — which translates to 'the burning fields' — has had 2 major, catastrophic eruptions in its history. Now, it's showing signs of reawakening.
A Conservation Canine is rewarded by his handler for finding a scat.
May 16, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Dogs are more than simply human's best friend. They can also be the BFF of wildlife and endangered species.
Italian village of Bormida
May 15, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Bormida is at risk of becoming a ghost town, so the mayor floated the idea of cheap rent to anyone willing to call it home — and then regretted it.
Western snowy plover chick running on sand
May 14, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
These tiny shorebirds suffered severe population declines, but this nesting season offers hope for the species in southern California.