Catie Leary

Catie Leary

Catie Leary writes and curates visual stories about science, animals, travel, the arts and anything else that reflects the enigmatic charm of the natural world.

She is also a freelance photographer who loves cats, science fiction, hiking and crafting.

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Sun flashes jack-o'-lantern grin in uncanny NASA photo

13 images and facts about misunderstood bats

Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous

Who needs fireworks when you have the stars?

Strange wave-shaped clouds roll across Mount Pisgah

What the heck is a tanuki? 8 things you didn't know about raccoon dogs

New Yorkers line up for 'Manhattanhenge'

The story behind kudzu, the vine that's still eating the South

Synchronized fireflies gather for a 'rave' in the Great Smoky Mountains

How to make the most of the season's shortest days

Put yourself in Curiosity's shoes with 360-degree view of Mars

Planet or not, you can't discount the extraordinary beauty of Pluto