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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18 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

New Yorkers line up for 'Manhattanhenge'

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