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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Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon
July 15, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
It's been 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission and the first step on the moon. Here's a look back in photos.
'Dreaming Merlin'
July 5, 2019, 9:03 a.m.
They range from a blind, senior dog to cute, matching puppies.
This detail shot of the Tarantula Nebula resembles sparkling fireworks.
July 3, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Fireworks displays are nothing compared to the cosmic explosions and implosions that occur every moment across our universe.
100th Anniversary Grand Canyon National Park
July 2, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
After studying under Ansel Adams, Rob Decker is creating posters of all the national parks.
Summer hydrangeas bloom in the mountains above Ponta Delgada on the island of Flores in the Azores.
June 28, 2019, 8:27 a.m.
This archipelago off the coast of Portugal is home to some of the most gorgeous — and most plentiful — hydrangeas in the world.
trees in the forest
June 24, 2019, 8:27 a.m.
Leaves and flowers aren't the only way to recognize trees.
An abandoned cabin in Elkmont, a former town in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
June 22, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Once called 'Society Hill,' Elkmont was a destination for wealthy vacationers.
Wave clouds over Mount Pisgah in Asheville, North Carolina
June 20, 2019, 3 p.m.
You might assume this image is the result of some elaborate Photoshop trick, but it's real.
jaguar at Nouragues Natural Reserve in French Guiana
June 20, 2019, 9 a.m.
The jaguar crept past a camera trap set up to record the elusive cats in a French Guiana rainforest.