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22

Jul

Great inns open only to those with good hiking shoes
Photo of the day: A red fox enjoys the sunset from a path at Katmai National Park

21

Jul

What species rules Earth? (It’s probably not humans)If humans were wiped out, who would rise up to take our place? Rats? Pigs? Or something else?

What species rules Earth? (It’s probably not humans)
If humans were wiped out, who would rise up to take our place? Rats? Pigs? Or something else?

9 birds that set records for their amazing flights

18

Jul

'Luminous Sea' offers glimpse of colorful marine life
As a professional photographer, avid diver and marine life advocate, Richard Salas has spent the last decade immersing himself in and documenting the underwater habitats of western North America. The product of his journey is the “Sea of Light” trilogy, a fascinating series of photo books that highlights the vibrant colors and textures of these mysterious aquatic worlds.

Super slow-motion video casts honeybees in new lightA photographer has caught fascinating slow-motion footage of a honeybee hive in New Hampshire, revealing subtle behaviors — like flapping wings, jiggling feet and even a sting — in dramatic detail.

Super slow-motion video casts honeybees in new light
A photographer has caught fascinating slow-motion footage of a honeybee hive in New Hampshire, revealing subtle behaviors — like flapping wings, jiggling feet and even a sting — in dramatic detail.

17

Jul

12 magnificent views of travertine terraces around the world
Travertine terraces are some of the most bizarre-looking geological formations on Earth. The rock that makes up these unique formations is a type of limestone commonly deposited by mineral springs through a process of rapid precipitation of carbonate minerals.

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Exploring Eilat’s beautiful Coral Reef Nature Reserve
This protected marine ecosystem in the Red Sea teems with vibrant life.

16

Jul

Celebrate World Snake Day with adorable baby snakes
While they might give many folks the heebie-jeebies, snakes deserve some credit for their invaluable place in ecosystems around the world. That’s why July 16 is designated as World Snake Day.