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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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.
Greenland meltwater lake II
April 23, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
These aerial images highlight the devastating effect global warming has on the arctic.
An artist's illustration of the SpaceX Crew Dragon docking with the International Space Station
April 22, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
The private space race to send humans to the ISS and beyond is about to enter a new nail-biting phase.
Guimengding peak (Yimengshan UNESCO Global Geopark China)
April 20, 2019, 9:02 a.m.
Geoparks use an area's geological heritage to draw attention to key environmental issues.