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Photos: What are vipers?

When many people think of snakes, they conjure up a vision of venomous serpents with huge fangs, large diamond-shaped heads, and cat-like eyes. The vision actually comes from the true-to-life…

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…
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