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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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

To save salamanders from killer fungus, scientists hit the ground running

Bumblebee gets a helping hand from Endangered Species Act

Joel Sartore helps captive critters say 'cheese'

6 ingenious traps set by the world's hungriest carnivorous plants

5 reasons to pay attention to those dismal coral bleaching headlines

Jill Pelto's watercolors illustrate the strange beauty of climate change data

Photographer captures the beauty and symmetry of Hanoi's street vendors