Also known as an "ounce," these beautiful big cats are one of the most elusive mammals in the world.

8 demystifying facts about the snow leopard

The young snow leopard shows off his chunky paws. They act as snow shoes when walking through snow!

Want to see the 2017 total solar eclipse? You better start planning now.

How to plan a solar eclipse party

A map showing the path of the 2017 solar eclipse, featuring points where viewing events are happening.

After being rescued as a baby, this furry critter now lives a life of luxury in the Bahamas.

Pumpkin the raccoon thinks she's a dog

"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." ― L.M. Montgomery

13 quotes about the cozy nostalgia of autumn

What you experience in autumn is hard to express — but that hasn't stopped writers and thinkers from trying.

What's the science behind those breathtaking fall colors?

Why do leaves change color in autumn?

Learn about the natural mechanisms that produce breathtaking fall foliage each year.

Humans aren't the only creatures capable of creating beautiful art.

The whimsical land art of sand bubbler crabs

As sand bubbler crabs sift through the sand in search of tiny meiofauna — the minute animals that live in that environment — they accumulate pellets of debris that are methodically distributed around the radius of their burrow in uncanny designs.

Photographer Seth Casteel casts his lens on the priceless expressions of rescue cats and kittens bounding and jumping through the air.

Comical rescue kitties defy gravity in 'Pounce'

California-based photographer Seth Casteel made his name taking photographs of dogs underwater, but before that, he was snapping cats on land

Dutch photographer Loes Heerink highlights the colorful diversity of Vietnam's bicycle-riding fruit sellers.

Photographer captures the beauty and symmetry of Hanoi's street vendors

When travelling around Vietnam, photographer Loes Heerink became fascinated by the intricate and vibrant arrangements on street vendor’s bikes. So she began climbing up high (usually bridges) to …

Old newspapers gain new life as evocative sculptures that tell a story about the relationship between humans and animals.

Lifelike, but not alive: These animal sculptures are crafted from newspaper

In the hands of this artist, piles of old newspapers gain new life as a moving, one-of-a-kind wildlife sculptures.

'Coral Colors' showcases the psychedelic beauty of marine invertebrates.

Time-lapse artist shines macro lens on contracting corals

'Coral Colors' time-lapse short film showcases the psychedelic beauty of marine invertebrates.

An arctic animal that typically spends its days lounging on pack ice came ashore on the southern coast of Washington this summer.

Elusive ribbon seal makes a rare appearance in the lower 48

An arctic animal that typically spends its days lounging on pack ice came ashore on the southern coast of Washington this summer.

Following years of misuse, gorgeous canyon gains new life as one of Puerto Rico's most important ecological attractions.

After 25 years as a trash dump, San Cristobal Canyon bounces back

Following years of misuse, gorgeous canyon gains new life as one of Puerto Rico's most important ecological attractions.

​Stretching over the Apurimac River, this suspension bridge is made of grass and rebuilt every year using traditional Inca techniques.

Take a trip across Q'eswachaka, the last handwoven Inca rope bridge

​Take a trip across the last handwoven Inca rope bridge; Stretching over the Apurimac River, this suspension bridge is made of grass and rebuilt every year using traditional Inca techniques.

This abandoned house was transformed into a floor-to-roof rainbow masterpiece.

Art festival blankets Fort Smith in rainbow paint and recycled junk

Have you ever looked up on a crisp fall day and noticed how brilliant and clear the blue sky is? That's not just your imagination — the sky really is more blue.

Why is the sky so blue in autumn?

Why is the sky so blue in autumn? Ever looked up on a crisp, fall day and noticed how brilliant and clear the blue sky is? That's not just your imagination.

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