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.

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.

Snow Roller

A rare phenomenon, ‘snow rollers’ occur naturally when the wind catches a cylindrical snowball and it begins to roll over a great distance. Sometimes they can become as large as a car!

Malayan Leaf Frog

Imagine walking near a pile of leaves when suddenly these little fellas jump in front of your path. These are Long-Nosed Horned Frogs, also known as the “Malayan horned frog” or “Malayan leaf frog,” a species of frog found in the rainforest areas of southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo.