Photo of the Day

Annual Christmas tree lighting in Vilnius, Lithuania
December 3, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
The Vilnius Christmas tree was named the most beautiful in Europe.
blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
November 27, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
This is the first time scientists have recorded the heart rate of a blue whale, the largest animal on Earth.
K-9 hero Conan visits the White House
November 26, 2019, 11:32 a.m.
The military K-9 has also been ID'ed as Conan.
clouds around Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii
November 25, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
CO2 levels are now the highest they've been since long before modern humans existed.
woman walking dog
November 22, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
Being surrounded by trees, grass and shrubs can add years to your life.
Hawaiian duck
November 20, 2019, 9:56 a.m.
The only endemic duck remaining on the Hawaiian islands is back from the brink of genetic extinction.
black-throated finch
November 19, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
The 'subtly stunning' songbird needs attention like this to save it from habitat loss, conservationists say.
flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice
November 13, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
More than 85% of Venice is submerged as high tides swept into the city, with locals and tourists scrambling for safety.
Captured orcas and belugas are seen in enclosures at a holding facility in Srednyaya Bay in the Far Eastern town of Nakhodka in Russia.
November 13, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
Initial reports of ice-encrusted enclosures, rotten food and animals sick with infections sparked an international outcry.