Photo of the Day : Animals
Photo of the Day, September 5, 2014
Thousands of semipalmated sandpipers come in for a landing to feed on the shores of the Bay of Fundy before ...
Photo of the Day, September 3, 2014
Blacktip sharks, bluefin trevallies, and twinspot snappers (foreground)—ever watchful for a potential meal—throng a shallow passage into the ...
Photo of the Day, September 1, 2014
Hoarfrost settles on a moor along the border of Espace Rambouillet, a wildlife reserve near Paris, France, that’s home ...
Tip of the Iguana
Photo of the Day, August 30, 2014
Not quite as threatening as some sea monsters, a spiny-backed iguana floats by photographer Lorenzo Mittiga in the Bonaire Caves ...
Photo of the Day, August 23, 2014
"The Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, Texas, is my 'happy place' to spend time photographing the flowers and garden critters," writes ...
Photo of the Day, August 20, 2014
In other places around the world, coral has been decimated by bleaching and disease, but the southern Line Islands’ reefs ...
Photo of the Day, August 17, 2014
A blue heron catches the last rays of a setting sun at Great Falls National Park in Maryland.
"I go ...
Photo of the Day, August 10, 2014
A tokay gecko shows its true colors in the woods around Tangerang, Indonesia. Tokays are among the largest geckos and ...
Photo of the Day, July 29, 2014
A leopard gingerly crosses the branch of an acacia tree in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. “We were almost back to ...
Family Time at Gombe
Photo of the Day, July 24, 2014
The oldest chimp in Gombe and undisputed matriarch of the S family, Sparrow, a 56-year-old female (second from the right ...
Photo of the Day, July 19, 2014
"On my last day in Antarctica photographing emperor penguins at their nesting grounds, I came across this little hole (a ...
A Mother’s Love
Photo of the Day, July 12, 2014
A foal snuggles up to its mother at a private zoo in Querétaro, Mexico. “I was attracted by the newest ...
Photo of the Day, July 11, 2014
Endangered red-crowned cranes wade through frosty waters on a cold morning in Tsurui, Hokkaido, Japan. Here, they're considered one ...
Photo of the Day, July 8, 2014
A herd of elephants roams the orange-tinged landscape of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
This photo and caption were submitted ...
50 Shades of Ray
Photo of the Day, July 5, 2014
A large school of mobula rays fades into the waters of Baja, Mexico. “The rays were moving quite fast and ...
Under the Sun
Photo of the Day, July 1, 2014
A Palestine sunbird (also known as the northern orange-tufted sunbird) seeks nectar on a sunny day near the Sea of ...
Photo of the Day, June 29, 2014
“This photo was taken during a 100-kilometer [62-mile] trekking trip in Ladakh, India, at an altitude of 4,500 meters ...
Photo of the Day, June 26, 2014
This ten-inch-long juvenile goliath grouper in the Florida Keys may spend five years among mangroves, relatively safe from predators, before ...
A Fragile Livelihood
Photo of the Day, June 25, 2014
In this picture from the July 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a girl tends goats in the mountains near ...
Photo of the Day, June 21, 2014
"These two dolphins were playing out in the deeper ocean for some time," writes Brodie McCabe, who captured this picture ...
Beribboned in Bolivia
Photo of the Day, June 19, 2014
"At 14,000 feet in icy winds this llama was completely at home," writes Esther Buttery, who submitted this photo ...
Up on the Scaffold
Photo of the Day, June 15, 2014
"A horse is tied in a makeshift stall while Iranian youth gather on the scaffolding to watch the competition during ...
Warm and Fuzzy
Photo of the Day, June 12, 2014
A cygnet peers out from its mother's wing at a local pond in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. According to ...
Photo of the Day, June 9, 2014
"I was diving off a live-aboard dive boat named Febrina in the Vitu Islands in West New Britain, Papua New ...
Where the Antelope Play
Photo of the Day, June 6, 2014
"We were driving around the Savute plains in northern Botswana, searching for a group of lions that had killed a ...
Swimming for Supper
Photo of the Day, June 2, 2014
"On Phuket, Thailand, monkeys [inhabit] the mangrove forest and tourists and locals come to feed them bananas and nuts," writes ...
Photo of the Day, May 30, 2014
Wild horses graze under the watch of Mount John Laurie in Alberta, Canada. The peak is also known as Mount ...
This month: a golden streetscape, a harvest of water lilies, elephants in the Okavango Delta, the sun setting over Monument Valley, and more.
This month: a celestial night sky over Sand Dune Arch, a prowling ocelot caught by camera trap, a quiet lantern shop in Vietnam, and more.