Eye of a Gray Whale

This incredible moment was captured by Instagram user, Mike Nulty, when he made eye contact with a majestic gray whale. These moments of stillness and calm are essential when appreciating our beautiful blue planet. .

Golden Beetle

What if you reached down to grab what looked like a nugget of pure gold and it scurried away? This is the Jewel Scarab Beetle, which physicists at the University of Exeter have recently discovered the origin of the insects’ striking metallic golden appearance, showing that the golden beetles have a unique optical signature. The […]

Crimson Sunbird

Sometimes you need to lay back and relax, and that’s exactly what this Crimson Sunbird chose to do. Photographer Rahul Singh captured this lazy moment of a bird being supported by a flower petal. .

Pink Salt Lake

Captured by Ukrainian photographer Sergey Anashkevitch, Koyashskoye Salt Lake gets its vibrant pink hue from rapidly multiplying algae which thrives in salty water. The lake is located on the coast of the Kerch Peninsula in Crimea, separated from the Black Sea by a strip of land. .

Man Feeding Swans

Taken in Poland along the Vistula River, this beautifully composed photograph was taken by Marcin Ryczek and tells an important story of our symbiotic relationship with nature. .

Road to Hell

Take a look at the long and winding road down into Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. Tourists can stick around until after sunset when a swarm of bats will flee the cave. .

Baby Tortoise on Mom’s Head

This 140-year-old African spurred tortoise has one of her 5-day-old babies hitching a ride on top of her head. After being placed on its mother’s head at Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Hungary, photographer Attila Balazs was able to capture this cute moment. .

Finding Nemo Spider

This is the Maratus nemo, a new species of Australian Peacock Spider discovered by Museums Victoria arachnologist, Joseph Schubert. Named after Pixar’s Finding Nemo for its clownfish coloring, this little jumping spider is about the size of a grain of rice.

Sea Lion Hugs | Green Wings Award

Take a look at this cute video of a diver getting a big hug from a sea lion. We love the moment when the sea lion backs up for a moment and puts a fin on the diver’s face, so that’s why we had to make this the winner of our Green Wings Award! Source […]

Orchid Mantis

This elusive type of praying mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) has evolved look like a flower to lure in its prey. This Orchid Mantis can be found in rainforests of Southeast Asia and Indonesia.