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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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.
England's star census, taking place the first three weeks of February, aims to promote dark skies and engage people in the fight against light pollution.
April 18, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
English star count draws attention to the threat of light pollution.
A firefighter examines one of Notre Dame Cathedral's three rose windows on April 16, 2019, Paris
April 16, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
While many of the cathedral's precious centuries-old relics were saved from the flames, the fate of some remains unknown.
The glass-blown flower ceiling at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas by Chihuly.
April 16, 2019, 9:11 a.m.
This whimsical glass art always draws a crowd no matter the venue.
An international array of radio telescopes, like the ones in this photo, comprise the Event Horizon Telescope.
April 11, 2019, 3:57 p.m.
We're just getting started on our photo album of black hole images.
artist's rendition of the Beresheet spacecraft touching down on the moon
April 9, 2019, 2:39 p.m.
The Beresheet spacecraft is expected to land on the moon's surface on April 11.