Photo of the Day

A northern paper wasp building a nest
January 28, 2020, 4:36 p.m.
No paper wasp is just a face in the crowd.
A  rainbow jewel beetle sitting in a leaf.
January 24, 2020, 2:13 p.m.
How does something so bright and colorful not get eaten out of existence?
hummingbird perched on a branch in the snow
January 21, 2020, 8:29 a.m.
If you leave a hummingbird feeder out in winter, will it help the birds or tempt them not to migrate?
Smoke and smog blanket the area around a factory in Slovakia.
January 16, 2020, 12:02 p.m.
'You haven't seen anything yet,' scientists warn.
ancient ginkgo biloba tree in a garden
January 14, 2020, 3 p.m.
The ginkgo biloba is unlikely to ever die of old age, researchers say, though it does succumb to stressors like drought.
Diego, the giant tortoise in the Darwin Research Center in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
January 13, 2020, 2:16 p.m.
And by that we mean this tortoise has had a lot of sex, fathering an estimated 800 offspring.
snowy owl flying
January 10, 2020, 11:56 a.m.
When competition for food subsides, the living is easier.
A composite image of the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
January 10, 2020, 9:19 a.m.
The cosmic nursery is eerily empty.
The Japanese serow captured on camera in the woods.
January 8, 2020, 3:44 p.m.
They would rather live with radiation than humans.