Photo Blog

The Photo Blog is MNN’s curated collection of photography and visual art that focuses on everything that makes our world beautiful, strange, and — at times — extraordinarily cute.

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The Milky Way is seen in the dark sky over Mitten Park in Dinosaur National Monument.
May 23, 2019, 1:15 p.m.
International Dark-Sky Association honors places that preserve unpolluted views of the sky.
An illustration of New Horizons' flyby of 'Ultima Thule,' a Kuiper Belt object that has changed little since its formation billions of years ago.
May 17, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
NASA has released some initial results from the first-ever up-close flyby of a Kuiper Belt space rock.
Taking Center Stage
May 16, 2019, 10:48 a.m.
The BigPicture photo contest winners offer striking images of the natural world.
Chipper the recycling dog with backpack of trash
May 8, 2019, 5:04 p.m.
This smart pup will pick up plastic bottles, cans and even old shoes.
Crown shyness
May 2, 2019, 12:11 p.m.
Crown shyness, or tree canopy shyness, is when tree canopies don't touch, creating stark outlines between the treetops.
The presidential busts sit on a property in Croaker, Virginia.
May 1, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
The discarded busts hope to find a home in a museum someday.
coral reef, reef halo, blue-green chromis and coral
April 26, 2019, 1:13 p.m.
Scientists believe they're one step closer to figuring out the forces behind these unusual formations.
A bird flies against a blurred background
April 24, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
This impressive lineup includes birds, fish and even snakes.
Synchronized fireflies in 'Elkmont Symphony'
April 23, 2019, 3:07 p.m.
Every June, the Elkmont Ghost Town in Great Smoky Mountains National Park lights up with the world's largest gathering of synchronous fireflies.