Photo of the Day : Science & Space
In the Dead of Night
Photo of the Day, May 19, 2016
The skies are in constant movement over the stillness of Dead Vlei in Namibia. Dead Vlei, meaning “dead marsh,” is ...
Photo of the Day, May 10, 2016
The Milky Way blazes a spectacular trail of color over Sand Dune Arch in Utah’s Arches National Park. The ...
Photo of the Day, November 18, 2015
A polarized-light photomicrograph reveals a crystallized drop of Aperol, a brand of bitter liquor that lends its orange color to ...
Night in Day
Photo of the Day, October 17, 2015
Like a giant, celestial version of a child’s night-light, a solar eclipse gleams over the mountains of Spitsbergen, Norway ...
Photo of the Day, June 24, 2015
In this entry to the Traveler Photo Contest, two power plant workers walk over a generator cover in Itaipu, a ...
Photo of the Day, May 15, 2015
A new honeybee emerges from a brood cell. In her six-week life span, this worker bee will forage for food ...
Photo of the Day, April 4, 2015
The Milky Way arcs above an abandoned farm outside the former railroad town of Bartlett, Texas. Earth’s vast home ...
Photo of the Day, March 9, 2015
Strobe rockets light up the night sky in Mason City, Iowa. Mason City is home to the Iowa Thunderstorm, the ...
The Pitcher and the Carpenter
Photo of the Day, March 8, 2015
The fanged pitcher plant and the carpenter ant (seen here in Borneo) have a mutualistic relationship: While the plant’s ...
Photo of the Day, March 2, 2015
A constellation of orbs, rings, and halos hangs above the Greenland ice sheet in this picture by Murray Fredericks, who ...
Flashes of Summer
Photo of the Day, February 21, 2015
Fireflies flash and streak through a Tennessee summer night, putting on a spectacular light show to seduce prospective mates. The ...
Photo of the Day, December 31, 2014
“I came across this sea shell and noticed the delicate patterns when I held it up to the light,” writes ...
Photo of the Day, December 25, 2014
“This photo was taken on a chilly morning in the Austrian Alps during our ski holiday,” writes Your Shot member ...
Photo of the Day, June 16, 2014
The frozen, fissured surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, seen here in a colorized mosaic image from the Galileo spacecraft ...
Eyes on the Heavens
Photo of the Day, March 18, 2014
Light from the setting sun dances on antennas forming part of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), high in ...
Sunset, South Africa
Photo of the Day, May 5, 2013
This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots
In the southern summer of 2012, I spent ...
Northern Lights, Iceland
Photo of the Day, August 31, 2012
This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos
On this night northern lights had been predicted, so I decided ...
This month: a vividly colorful moment of peace, a delicate waterfall in Mauritius, a regal lion on the Serengeti, a painterly aerial of a watershed in Iceland, and more.
This month: two excited foxes playing in the snow, a fisherman floating over crystal clear waters, sunlight gleaming through the Louvre Pyramid, and more.