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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19 of the strangest basalt column landscapes on Earth

Quokka selfies take the internet by storm (but not everyone thinks that's a good thing)

1,000 rescued mutts live the life at Costa Rica's 'Land of the Strays'

15 of the most striking crater lakes on Earth

Oh, Canada! 17 national parks that give this nation reason to boast

17 giggle-inducing animal photobombs

10 irreplaceable World Heritage Sites that are on the brink

Peek inside the brilliant world of New Zealand's cave-dwelling glowworms

These newly discovered peacock spiders will change your mind about arachnids

Spirit of Henry David Thoreau's 'Walden' lives on at state park

Dalai Lama celebrates 81 years (in this lifetime, anyway)

Rice paddies: Glassy landscapes with a complex history