Photo of the Day

Lake Titicaca frog or scrotum frog
October 19, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
The Peruvian frog's population has dropped by as much as 80 percent in the last 15 years.
Tasmanian devil portrait
October 18, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
Don't mess with devils. This mammal's milk holds antimicrobial peptides that can kill off even the most fierce bacterial and fungal infections.
scimitar-horned oryx
October 17, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
This species is extinct in the wild, but an ambitious reintroduction program hopes to change that.
Amphicyon is also called a bear dog
October 14, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
A new study identifies fossils fragments as belonging to an ancient group of mammalian predators.
A California condor chick that was born in the wild survived to fledge.
October 13, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
It is the first time a wild condor has fledged in Pinnacles National Park since the 1890s.
Metallic starling
October 12, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Animals gather in unusual concentrations to take part in the summer feast these birds host.
Ribbon seal (Histriophoca fasciata)
October 11, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
An arctic animal that typically spends its days lounging on pack ice came ashore on the southern coast of Washington this summer.
Yellowstone National Park
October 10, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
The ability to escape technology and disconnect from the modern world might be a little tougher these days.
White shark
October 7, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
Researchers tagging juvenile sharks have confirmed where these youngsters spend the first year of their lives.