Photo of the Day

A wild ocelot at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica.
February 9, 2016, 8 a.m.
Go behind the scenes with the photographer and see how this ocelot photo was made.
The only known wild jaguar in the U.S.
February 8, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Jaguars used to roam all over the Southwest but now are an extreme rarity. And this unique cat is already threatened by the mining industry.
The Great Bear Rainforest is home to a rare subspecies of black bear, the Kermode bear or spirit bear.
February 2, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
The home of the famous spirit bear is the subject of a landmark deal to protect wilderness from commercial interests.
Winter hikers in Alaska
February 1, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
A new study suggests that there's little to no evidence that depression comes and goes with the seasons.
A frozen river with swans and ducks.
January 29, 2016, 6 a.m.
Don't stop your daily walks just because it's winter time. Here are inspiring reasons why getting out on a cold day is good for you.
Water lilies bloom above a pond.
January 26, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
It might be easy at first to get these two aquatic flowers mixed up, but they have definite distinctions.
A pair of common voles sit side by side.
January 25, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
A new study shows that prairie voles will soothe one another, an action that may build a case for animal empathy.
A pack of bush dogs is tiny but mighty.
January 22, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
Despite its strange appearance, this really is a canid species, and a surprisingly rare one at that.
A bohemian waxwing is a colorful guest to winter gardens.
January 21, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
If you want to step up your game as a birder, hone your skills without leaving home with these simple strategies.