Photo of the Day

July 13, 2014, 1 p.m.
Long and curled, unfurling to get at the nectar inside flowers, the butterfly proboscis seems weird enough as it. But wait until you find out how it really works.
July 12, 2014, 1 p.m.
They're known for their silence-shattering howls. Here's the reason behind such loud vocalizations.
July 11, 2014, 8 a.m.
This species of pelican has an unusual -- and fairly spectacular -- way of catching fish.
July 10, 2014, 1 p.m.
This tiny wood warbler has a voice you'd likely recognize if you live in the eastern half of the United States. But do you know how the loud little bird got its name?
July 10, 2014, 1 p.m.
If you've ever watched sea otters, or even looked through photographs, you'll notice their habit of holding up their front paws. While it looks super cute, there's a more practical reason for the behavior.
July 9, 2014, 1 p.m.
Known for being the miniature wooly bison of the tundra, musk oxen have an enviable way of staying warm.
July 8, 2014, 1 p.m.
Cumberland Island is a must-see destination, in no small part because of the spectacular sunsets.
July 7, 2014, 1 p.m.
Both gorgeous and perfectly adapted to its marshy habitat, the purple gallinule is a fascinating southeastern bird species.
July 6, 2014, 1 p.m.
This national park's beauty is world-renowned and it doesn't take more than a quick glance to understand why.