Photo of the Day

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket prepares to land on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean after launching 10 satellites into orbit.
January 20, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
The private spaceflight company's first Falcon 9 rocket launch since an explosion last year goes off without a hitch.
View from hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings and Nile river.
January 19, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
In a century of record keeping, last year brought record-high temperatures.
three-toed sloth
January 18, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
There's so much more strangeness to these slow-moving creatures than meets the eye!
Elephants perform at the circus
January 17, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Ringling Bros. circus says declining ticket sales, especially with no elephants in the shows, makes the circus unsustainable.
Mother ocelot and 2 kittens in Texas
January 12, 2017, 1 p.m.
Biologists in Texas discovered a den, and it's all celebration!
A lesser long-nosed bat pollinates a cross section of a saguaro cactus flower. Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International.
January 11, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
The lesser long-nosed bat may make history as the first bat to be removed from the Endangered Species List.
rusty patched bumble bee
January 11, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
The beleaguered rusty patched bumble bee is the first bee species in the Lower 48 to be listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
scimitar-horned oryx calf, dubin zoo
January 9, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
For a species classified as extinct in the wild, every captive born calf is something to celebrate!
Rift in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf
January 6, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
The rift is expected to create an iceberg the size of Delaware.