World lemur day is today (photo)
Red-fronted lemur in Madagascar for World Lemur Day (#worldlemurday). See more photos of lemurs
Male proboscis monkey (photo)
Male proboscis monkey in Sabah, Malaysia. This species is endemic to the island of Borneo.
Colorful katydid in New Guinea (photo)
Katydid nymph in a tract of forest near Manokwari in West Papua, Indonesian New Guinea. More photos of katydids.
Pygmy hippo underwater (photo)
A photo of a pygmy hippo underwater at the San Diego Zoo. More photos of hippos.
Rock wallaby (photo)
Mareeba rock-wallaby (Petrogale mareeba). Photo by Rhett A. Butler. More photos of marsupials.
Colorful chameleon (photo)
Male panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis). More pictures from Madagascar.
Leopard stalking its prey (photo)
This leopard is stalking a group of impala in South Africa’s Mala Mala Game Reserve. More pictures of wild cats
Butterfly with transparent wings (photo)
These Cithaerias clear-winged butterflies can be found in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. A number of similar species are found in lowland forests across Central and South America. More pictures of butterflies and moths.
Rainforest at dusk (photo)
A profile of Borneo’s rainforest at twilight. Taken in September 2014 at the Rainforest Discovery Center in Sandakan, Sabah.
Red-eyed tree frog (photo)
Red-eyed tree frog, a species found widely in lowland rainforests from southern Mexico to Colombia’s Choco.
Dead trees in the desert (photo)
Deadvlei is a famous site in #Namibia’s Namib-Naukluft Park. Its name means “dead marsh” in reference to the unusual white clay pan that formed after flooding from a nearby river. Acacia trees sprouted in the shallow pools only to die when the water dried up after the surrounding sand dunes shifted. Today the site is a popular attraction for tourists and photographers.
Hollowed-out trunk of a strangler fig (photo)
This is a view from the base of a strangler fig in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan, China. The tree that once served as the support for this strangler has long since rotted away, leaving only the roots of the fig.
A giant leaf-mimicking praying mantis (photo)
The giant leaf-mimicking praying mantis was photographed in Suriname’s Brownsberg Nature Park in 2008. It showed no fear of the camera.
White rhino in South Africa (photo)
White rhino near on a private game reserve near South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Since this photo was taken 2 years ago, more than 3,000 rhinos have been slaughtered in South Africa for their horns.
Mongabay’s mascot (photo)
Mongabay’s mascot is the scale-crested pygmy-tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus), a type of flycatcher that lives in the lowland rainforests of Central America and northern South America.
Santa Lucia: a Gem amongst Ecuador’s Cloud Forest Reserves (Photos)
Photo Essay and Commentary By: Etienne Littlefair The time is 6:30 am, a faint glimmer of light is just breaking the horizon revealing gnarled epiphyte laden trees still dripping from the rains that had passed through earlier in the morning. In the distance the piercing call of a Wattled Guan cuts through the morning air. I think to myself how lucky I am, as the remnant cloud cover seems to evaporate away leaving a crisp, still...
Reporter’s Journal: It isn’t a beluga
Special Reporting Initiatives Fellow Erik Vance gets up close and personal with a finless porpoise housed at Institute of Hydrobiology in Wuhan, China. Vance and his colleague, photographer Dominic Bracco II, are reporting on the market for sustainable fisheries in China. Photo credit: Shouqi...
An armadillo the size of a golf ball
Meet Rica, the baby three-banded armadillo. Rica is a tiny new arrival at the Edinburgh Zoo born on August 24th and weighing in at just 81g or roughly the size of a golf ball. She was born to proud parents Rio and Rodar who only arrived at the zoo in March of 2014. “This is the first birth of any armadillo species at Edinburgh Zoo and it is amazing how quickly little Rica is growing up! She is just amazing to watch; always full of...
Reporter’s Journal: Bomb Harvest
Porters sort and tally a week’s worth of landings from a bomb fishing crew before carrying the catch to the docks in Makassar, Indonesia. Each plastic basket is worth Rp. 100,000 ($8). The full tally for this boat was Rp. 18,800,000 or $1404. The porters get paid a percentage for shuttling the catch to shore and selling the fish to wholesale distributors in the city. This photo was taken by Mongabay.org’s Special Reporting...
Reporter’s Journal: A Wood & Glass View
Wood and glass goggles used by traditional divers throughout Sulawesi. Though produced near-exclusively by the Bajau sea gypsies, “traditional” goggles are commonly used, regardless of ethnic group, when spear-fishing, cyanide fishing or collecting sea cucumbers, groupers or fish killed with bombs that are detonated underwater. However rubber recreational dive masks are becoming more prevalent. This photo was taken by Mongabay.org’s...