Photo of the Day

The Goliath bird-eating tarantula is nothing short of spectacular.
March 23, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
These enormous spiders are gentle giants, and beautiful to boot!
sun bear tilting its head
March 22, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
Sun bears are the first animals aside from humans and gorillas to exhibit such precise facial mimicry.
The final supermoon of 2019 coincided with the vernal equinox for the first time since March 1981.
March 21, 2019, 11:24 a.m.
Such a convergence hasn't occurred since March 1981.
A coastal manta ray swinging near Cocos Island
March 20, 2019, 12:39 p.m.
A pregnant manta ray was found swimming near the remote Cocos Island in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, far away from its normal coastal habitat.
A 360-degree panorama taken by the Opportunity rover's Panoramic Camera
March 15, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
NASA's Opportunity rover took one last panorama before it shut down, and it's stunning.
irish countryside
March 14, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
The Irish countryside is a patchwork quilt of green.
Rime ice covers trees and other plants along a trail in Jasper, Arkansas
March 14, 2019, 11:59 a.m.
March madness applies to more than just basketball. The weather during this month can also be weird.
The yellow-spotted millipede is also called the cyanide millipede or almond-scented millipede thanks to its unique self-defense mechanism.
March 14, 2019, 9:08 a.m.
These poison-filled arthropods are surprisingly essential to the health of conifer forests in the Northwest.
When red-breasted sapsuckers aren't busy feasting on the sap of apple trees, they like to indulge in the fruits as well!
March 8, 2019, 10:07 a.m.
Funky feet make snacking easier for woodpeckers!