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Photos: night owls

Are there any sounds that terrify you? From deep within the dark forests, the hoots and cries of owls during the night have triggered foreboding in people throughout history. These…

First ever photos of wild lion nursing leopard cub

Last Tuesday, a guest at Ndutu Lodge in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area observed something unusual: a five-year-old wild lioness nicknamed Nosikitok was nursing a leopard cub estimated to be only a few weeks old. Lions have…

77 inspiring rainforest pictures

Mongabay was born out of my love for rainforests so for this Valentine's day, I'm doing something a little different: posting a bunch of my favorite rainforest photos from the…

Happy World Giraffe Day (Photos)

Giraffe. Photo by Rhett A. Butler Families across the United States are today celebrating Father's Day. But this Sunday is extra special because it is also World Giraffe Day. World…

Photo essay: the flying fox show

Sunda flying fox silhouettes against the sunset. Photo by: Tiffany Roufs. Rain or clear, wind or still, full moon or no. Every night thousands of flying foxes rise from a…
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