Gallery Gate

In a nocturnal rendezvous, two green tree frogs meet face-to-face atop a leaf in Louisiana's Atchafalaya River Delta. Green may be the most common color found in nature—it's everywhere from leaves, grass, and moss to snakes, butterflies, and even the northern lights. Green represents life, vitality, nature, and, of course, environmentalism. A pool of water at the mouth of Rio Frio Cave reflects the greenery of Belize’s Chiquibul Forest and frames a visitor in silhouette. The easily accessible river cave is a popular attraction. Two boys share a nighttime bicycle ride down the darkened streets of Hoi An, Vietnam. The city's old town is a World Heritage site filled with historic buildings from the 15th to 19th centuries.

Share/Bookmark

view Life in Color: Green as presented by: National Geographic


After a yearlong deployment to Iraq, more than 300 members of the California National Guard’s 1-140th Aviation Battalion returned home Monday to the Joint Force Training Base in Los Alamitos. The children of a returning guardsman hold a banner of welcome. Helicopter pilot Joe McNamara drapes a flag over his shoulders as he turns toward the crowd of family and friends assembled to greet the returning soldiers. Capt. Matt Jackson plants a kiss on the cheek of his son Jared after arriving back in California after a year in Iraq.

Share/Bookmark

view California National Guard unit returns from Iraq as presented by: Los Angeles Times


Fall seems to officially be here, based the feverish pace of squirrels preparing for winter. When we went out and about to enjoy autumn, there was one constant other than the beautiful foliage changing colors, and that was the squirrels gathering acorns and other nuts. Everywhere we went, the squirrels were acting squirrelly, running around with nuts in their mouths, performing ninja-like gymnastics in tree branches, or digging to hide their winter stash. There are about 285 species of squirrels and the antics of these furry cute critters are fun to watch and to photograph.

Share/Bookmark

view Cute, Funny, Hungry Squirrels Say Fall is Here as presented by: Love These Pics



These underwater creatures are masters of deception so cleverly adapted to their environment that many would never be found without expert knowledge. Brandon Cole, a photographer from Washington state on the west coast of the US, uses his expertise as a marine biologist to hunt for the almost invisible animals. Brandon explains why these creatures take such trouble to remain hidden. "It has to do with survival," he said. "They adapt to their environment through natural selection. Most of these animals are camouflaged against the background of their natural habitat. This increases their odds of survival so they are less likely to be found by predators. Many are small and defenceless so rely on this trick to survive." Brandon has travelled the world to capture his pictures, and says: "I think a great place to go to see mimicry in action is Lembeh Strait in Sulawesi, Indonesia. It's an especially critter rich habitat where lots of camouflage is present." A bearded scorpionfish hides in a coral garden in Indonesia. A Coleman's shrimp camouflaged among spines of a poisonous fire sea urchin in Indonesia.

Share/Bookmark

view Marine Camouflage: These Colourful Underwater Creatures Are Masters Of Disguise as presented by: Telegraph Media Group


Several explosions erupted near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Police are reporting 2 deaths and at least 23 hurt, as authorities begin their investigation. A Boston police officer clears Boylston Street following an explosion at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria at the finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. A man is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured by one of two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square. Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston.

Share/Bookmark

view Photos of the Boston Marathon Bombing as presented by: The Atlantic


Mursi Man, Ethiopia. Photograph by Salvatore Gebbia, My Shot. Omo River Valley, Ethiopia; Folk Festival, Croatia. Photograph by Lola Valenti, My Shot. I took this shot during a folk festival in Istria, Croatia; Parade Participant, Malaysia. Photograph by Philipp Aldrup, My Shot. Every year after the Chinese New Year, the Chinese communities in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, come together for a huge procession in which the deities of the five different dialects are jointly carried through the whole city. Various performances, operas, and rituals are shown over a couple of days.

Share/Bookmark

view Faces of the World as presented by: National Geographic


Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island off the Eastern coast of Australia is said to be the whitest beach in the world. The sand is made almost entirely of silica which provides the incredibly white color. The sand is so pure, NASA has used it to make special telescope lenses. Whitehaven beach stretches for over 7 km (4 miles) along the largest of the Whitsunday Islands. Trips leaving from mainland Australia to visit the beach leave multiple times a day, and there is a variety of accommodation on Whitsunday Island. Visitors shouldn’t miss a trip to the nearby outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Share/Bookmark

view Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia as presented by: Beautiful Places To Visit


A man works to deice a Continental plane as a bulldozer clears snow off the tarmac at New York's LaGuardia Airport January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season pelted the U.S. Northeast with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow on Wednesday, snarling traffic and cancelling flights. New York's John F. Kennedy airport, which had 6 inches (15 cm) of snow, had 300 flights cancelled, and LaGuardia airport saw another 650 flights cancelled, officials said. A winter storm moving through the New York area was expected to drop several inches of snow Friday into Saturday across the region. Crew clear heavy snow off power lines during a winter nor'easter snow storm in Somerville, Massachusetts January 12, 2011. A Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train ticket agent checks for passengers at Manhasset in New York January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season pelted the U.S. northeast with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow on Wednesday, snarling traffic and canceling flights, but it was not enough to suspend school in New York City.

Share/Bookmark

view U.S. East Coast Snow Storms as presented by: Totally Cool Pix



view our privacy policy & terms of service