Mareeba rock-wallaby (Petrogale mareeba). Photo by Rhett A. Butler. More photos of marsupials.
Male panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis). More pictures from Madagascar.
This leopard is stalking a group of impala in South Africa’s Mala Mala Game Reserve. More pictures of wild cats
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.
A profile of Borneo’s rainforest at twilight. Taken in September 2014 at the Rainforest Discovery Center in Sandakan, Sabah.
Red-eyed tree frog, a species found widely in lowland rainforests from southern Mexico to Colombia’s Choco.
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.
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.
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 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 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.