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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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

Uncovering the mysterious origins of the mima mounds

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