An owl is seen shortly after taking a kill back to it's nest.
Temple of Hercules Victor, Forum Boarium, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Lights illuminate the Temple of Hercules Victor in the Forum Bo...
Temple of Hercules Victor, Forum Boarium, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Lights illuminate the Temple of Hercules Victor in the Forum Boarium.
A kingfisher perched on a branch with a fish in its mouth.
Siem Reap, Cambodia.,Vendors and produce in an indoor food market in Siem Reap.
A beached jelly fish is found along a barrier reef beach.
Colosseum, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A cross is silhouetted in Rome's Colosseum.
Cape Canaveral, Florida, Astronaut Alan Shepard is about to become the first American in space as technicians shut the hatch ...
Cape Canaveral, Florida, Astronaut Alan Shepard is about to become the first American in space as technicians shut the hatch of his FREEDOM 7 capsule.
View looking up from within hollow tree trunk.
Isla Mujeres, Quintanaroo State, Mexico, A woman holds a clutch of Leatherback turtle hatchlings prior to release after hatch...
Isla Mujeres, Quintanaroo State, Mexico, A woman holds a clutch of Leatherback turtle hatchlings prior to release after hatching in captivity.
Long exposure at twilight in Seattle during rush hour.
Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of the Maldives, Inside the spa at the Viceroy Resort on Vagaru Island.
Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives, Overwater bungalows and a beach at the Viceroy Maldives luxury resort.
Venice, Italy.,Boats on the Grand Canal in Venice.
Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands, Aerial view of coffee fields that used to be sugar cane fields.
Washington, District of Columbia, A high angle view of the Potomac River from L'Enfant Plaza.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, A street scene in the historic Paddington neighborhood, Sydney.
Oaxaca, Oaxaca State, Mexico.,Costumed figures celebrate the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, The Royal Botanical Gardens surrounded by high rises.
Graubunden Canton, Chur, Switzerland, A clock tower of St. Martins church in Chur Switzerland.
Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A food vendor parks a truck on the Via dei Fori Imperiali in Rome.
Big Spenser Mountain, Piscataquis County, Maine, USA, View of Big Spencer Mountain from Lazy Tom Stream Reservoir.
Arfak Mountains, West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia.,The display court of a western parotia bird of paradise.
Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.,Portrait of a Galapagos giant tortoise in Galapagos National Park.
A walk and bike underpass in Hong Kong.
Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, A green iguana, Iguana iguana, basking on a rain forest tree limb.
San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico.,A gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, spyhopping.
Close view of a Rufous hummingbird.
Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, Night-time sky full of stars over tropical beaches in the Caribbean.
Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.,A Nazca booby incubates its egg in the Galapagos National Park.
Dubrovnik, Croatia, Red roofs and masonry in Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA.,A man shears a sheep at the Old Sturbridge Village.
A butterfly stands on the ground of a rainforest.
A close up of a sunflower showing hundreds of seeds.
Drops of dew on blades of grass.
Basket Bay, Alaska, Chichagof Island, United States.,A marble arch and a stream near Basket Bay.
Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, A woman riding a horse in turquoise Caribbean water along a beach.
Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama, Indigenous Ngobe Bugle children sit in a classroom in Panama.
Santa Elena Reserve, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.,Hercules beetles, Dynastes species, one of the world's largest beetles, courting...
Santa Elena Reserve, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.,Hercules beetles, Dynastes species, one of the world's largest beetles, courting.
San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico.,A whale-watcher touching the head of a gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus.
San Simeon, California, Close up of mating northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris.
Graubunden Canton, Chur, Switzerland, A serving of soup in a restaurant.
Umri, Uttar Pradesh, India, A woman with two children in the village of Umri, Uttar Pradesh.
A lonely yak stands on the shore of Lake Nam.
Pemaquid Point, Maine, Close up of a cluster of purple and yellow pansies, Viola species.
The sun sets on a small water-front village.
A macro image of a flower.
A bird perching upon a stick in a Brazilian ecological park.
Kennebec River Valley, Maine, USA, A woman and dogs walking in a forest on a shallow, rocky, river bed.
Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Couples place padlocks on the Ponte Sant'Angelo to symbolize love.
Agra, India.,Life in the Kachhpur Village in Agra, India.
A horse's eye and the light blue sky.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, A couple sits at a table, texting and sketching.
Gastonia, North Carolina, United States, A hunter takes aim with a shotgun in Gastonia, North Carolina.
Maui Island, Hawaiian Islands, Aerial view of a sugar cane factory and the nearby towns.
Baltimore, Maryland, Downtown Baltimore waterfront and Pier 6 Pavilion.
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana, African lion, Panthera leo, at dusk in the Kalahari Desert.
San Simeon, California, A male northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris, bellowing.
Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A couple kisses on a bench in the Piazza del Popolo in Rome.
Santa Maria del Popolo Church, Rome, Lazio, Italy.,Tourists admire the interior of Santa Maria del Popolo Church in Rome.
Arfak Mountains, West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia.,A male magnificent bird of paradise on his calling perch.
Intricate patterns of frost cover a window.
Kaupo, Maui Island, Hawaii, The Kaupo Store store houses ephemera from the original store owner.
Mustang, Nepal.,Climbers and scientists follow a trail above the Kali Gandaki River.
A male lion gazes up at the sky.
St Petersburg, Baltic Sea, Russia.,The Smolny Cathedral seen through the window of a water bus on the Neva River.
Cuzco, Peru.,Andean weavers demonstrate weaving in the Museo de Arte Precolumbino.
Fairfax, Virginia, A Slaty Skimmer Dragonfly, Libellula incesta, rests on a stalk.
A stone giant guards the entrance to the Buddhist temple of Wat Pho.
Ratana, New Zealand.,New Zealand's Ratana church sits on top of a hill in Ratana.
Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, A quillback rockfish, Sebastes maliger and a leather star, Dermast...
Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, A quillback rockfish, Sebastes maliger and a leather star, Dermasterias imbricata.
San Simeon, California, Two male northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, battling.
Cozumel, Quintana Roo State, Mexico, Relaxing in a hammock on the beach in Cozumel.
Lubra, Mustang, Nepal.,Local monks perform a puja.
San Simeon, California, A young northern elephant seal with its head tossed back.
Santa Elena Reserve, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.,An emerald toucanet, Aulacorhynchus prasinus, in a cloud forest tree.
A lenticular cloud hovers over the summit of Mount Everest.
Hunter, New York, United States, Hip Hop artists The Roots perform at Camp Bisco in Hunter, New York.
The Incan hideaway of Machu Picchu in the sunlight.
Washington, District of Columbia, The Washington Monument in the early morning fog.
Market Street, Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, A couple strolls past brightly colored shops in Clifden, Ireland.
Twin Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, United States.,An aerial view of a forest near Twin Glacier.
San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico.,Ecotourists watching a spouting gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus.
A moose stands amidst fall foliage.
Woodbridge, Virginia.,A golden glow at sunset silhouettes a large backlit cloud.
Rapperswil, Switzerland, Close up of a Swiss home in the morning.
New York City, New York, United States, A pedestrian passes by One restaurant in lower Manhattan.
Playa Giron, Bahia de Cochinos, Cuba, Tanks at the entrance of Playa Giron Museum.
Cheaspeake and Ohio National Historical Park, Potomac, Maryland, A caterpillar feeds on a yellow flower.
San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico.,A whale-watcher viewing gray whales, Eschrichtius robustus.
Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, An etched logo on a window at the Seven Stars Resort.
Ottawa Lake State Park, Wisconsin, A young man adjusts the seat height on a small bike for a young boy.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.,A red fox family, Vulpes vulpes, playing on the side of a road.
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Two women gaze at Mary on the altar of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.,Celebrants throw talcum powder during Carnaval de los Indianos.
Manzanillo, Limon, Costa Rica.,A paper wasp, Polistes species, drying out on a leaf after a rain.
A beautiful white egret in her nest between draping Spanish Moss.
Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, A female bronze parotia bird of paradise in the Foja Mountains.
, A jellyfish, Mastigias species.
Black Hill Regional Park, Boyds, Maryland, Red ants crawl on leaves.
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Surfing at Playa Grande, within Las Baulas National Park.
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA.,A detail of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.
Manzanillo, Limon, Costa Rica.,A giant cockroach, Archimandrita tessellata, foraging on a leaf in the rain forest.
Harrison Road Community Center, Fredericksburg, Virginia.,A thirteen-year-old boy pitching in a youth league baseball game.
Via della Palombella, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A man pushes a stroller past an outdoor restaurant at twilight.
Andros Island, Out Islands,, Bahama Islands, Snorkeling in Capt. Bill's Blue Hole in Central Andros National Park.
Seoul, South Korea, Actors in Samul nori, a traditional Korean play, for the Lunar New Year.
Seoul, South Korea, A man reads a newspaper along Gangnam Boulevard.
Near Kufa, Iraq, Sunlight streams across a boy cutting greens in a vegetable field.
London, England, The National Geographic Store on Regent Street in London.
A water strider holds still for a moment on calm waters.
Taos, New Mexico, USA.,Storefronts along North Plaza Street which borders the Plaza in Taos.
Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States, A pregnant woman holds up a sonogram image of her unborn baby.
Oaxaca, Oaxaca State, Mexico.,Women arrange marigolds on an altar for the Day of the Dead.
San Simeon, California, A mother northern elephant seal and her newborn pup
Close up of an ocelot, shot through glass.
Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Children stand near raw sewage outside of their housing complex.
Gorgona, Panama.,Sunlight reflects off the surf at sunrise.
Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.,Black-backed jackals, Canis mesomelas, on the Serengeti plains.
National Zoological Park, Washington, District of Columbia, An Asian or oriental small-clawed otter, Aonyx cinerea, eating a ...
National Zoological Park, Washington, District of Columbia, An Asian or oriental small-clawed otter, Aonyx cinerea, eating a fish.
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA, A reenactor rests at Old Sturbridge Village in 19th-century costume.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, Tourists visit the 30-foot statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Annapolis, Maryland, A young girl wears oversized sun glasses.
Dempster Highway, Yukon Territory, Canada, Temperature reading in a vehicle showing a balmy minus -40 celsius.
Tarcoles River, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, A large group of American crocodiles, Crocodylus acutus, basking on a sand bar.
Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, A beachcombing couple at Emerald Bay on Great Exuma, Bahamas.
An enhanced shot of a jungle covered mountain range.
A mountain pass in autumn.
Split, Croatia, The scenic port in Split.
Venice, Italy, Humorous relief sculpture on Santa Maria Formosa Church.
Portrait of a male viszla hunting dog.
National Zoological Park, Washington, District of Columbia, Portrait of an African cheetah cub, Acinonyx jubatus, resting.
Solingen, Germany, Painted front door to a historic building.
Poipu, Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands, Aerial view of Poipu golf course, on the south coast of Kauai.
Palazzo Altemps, National Museum of Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A bust of a Roman emperor in the Palazzo Altemps in Rome.
Fishermen in small rudimentary boats on the water.
Mostar, Bosnia, Bullet pockmarks on a building in Mostar.
Marrakech, Morocco, Crowds fill Marrakech's Jemaa El Fna market at dusk.
Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Lazio, Italy, The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius stands on Capitoline Hill.
Honolua Bay, Kapalua, Maui Island, Hawaiian Islands, An aerial view of the landscape around Honolua Bay.
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy, A cafe outside the Teatro Sociale di Mantova in Mantua.
Scorsby Sound, Greenland, A cruise ship travels through icebergs in Scorsby Sound.
Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii Islands, Swimming in the freshwater streams and waterfalls in the Oheo Gulch.
A heron is perched on a tree branch.
Svalbard, Norway, Portrait of photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins on a cruise ship.
Hornsund, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway, A photographer stands on a beach near a cruise ship.
Albert Square, Manchester, England, United Kingdom.,The Manchester City Hall building in Albert Square.
Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada, A woman carries her dog in Bella Coola, British Columbia.
San Simeon, California, Portrait of a northern elephant seal pup, Mirounga angustirostris.
Ruins in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
Dempster Highway, Arctic Circle, Yukon Territory, Canada, A semi-truck at sunset traveling through snow-covered forests on th...
Dempster Highway, Arctic Circle, Yukon Territory, Canada, A semi-truck at sunset traveling through snow-covered forests on the Dempster Highway.
Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.,Bison, Bison bison, walk in the Firehole River on a foggy morning.
Isla Grande, Colon, Panama, A young boy swims through sea grass in the shallows of the Caribbean.
Waterloo Station, London, England, United Kingdom.,People scramble to catch their train at Waterloo Station in London.
Istanbul, Turkey.,Dog food for sale at the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul's Bazaar District.
Cahuita, Limon, Costa Rica, A groove-billed ani, Crotophaga sucirostris, feeding its chicks.
Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of the Maldives, A spa therapist at the Viceroy Resort on Vagaru Island.
A tunnel exit with light beyond.
Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica.,Portrait of a stick insect resting on a leaf in a rain forest.
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.,Portrait of a fishing spider hunting on a leaf.
MukTuk Kennels, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, A sled dog waits in a frozen-urine-covered kennel for the next sled pull...
MukTuk Kennels, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, A sled dog waits in a frozen-urine-covered kennel for the next sled pull.
A Red Tailed Hawk dives for prey.
The silhouette of a flying egret.
Pewaukee, Wisconsin, United States.,Cigarette butts litter the asphalt of a parking lot.
Dubrovnik, Croatia, Lovrijenac Fort near Dubrovnik's old town.
The shadow of an indigenous plant falls on the hand of a gardener.
A shot of a resting green reptile.
A brightly colored caterpillar hangs from, and eats a dill plant.
Desert landscape including a sandstone cliff.
A translucent shrimp swims around anemone.
Guanacaste, Costa Rica.,A young woman with beautiful eyes, looking at the camera.
A shipwreck on the Shaab Abu Nuhas Reef in the Red Sea with divers.
Limon, Costa Rica.,A mantid mimic assassin bug walks on a leaf on the rain forest floor.
Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, Celebrants throw talcum powder during Carnaval de los Indianos.
Trinita dei Monti, Rome, Lazio, Italy.,The Trinita dei Monti towers over tourists on the Spanish Steps.
Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Friends play on a beach on the Papagayo Peninsula.
Conception Island, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, A PA18 Super Cub floatplane at Conception Island.
Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, A rainy day on a Pacific Ocean beach in Costa Rica.
View of ripples in undulating sand.
Conception Island, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, A PA18 Super Cub floatplane explores islets off Conception Island.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, Twins wear 3D glasses.
Tarcoles River, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, An American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, entering the water from sand bar.
Pantheon, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Sunlight shines through the oculus in the dome of the Roman Pantheon.
A little frog clings to a wet autumn maple leaf.
Andros Island, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, A golfcart drives around Kamalame Cay Private Island Resort.
Mustang, Nepal, A scientist enters a maze of rooms in a looted cave near Chuksang.
The lights come on in midtown Manhattan at sunset.
Agra, India.,The grand facade of the Taj Mahal is reflected in the adjacent pool.
Easter Island, Easter Island, Peru.,The giant statues, moai, of Easter Island at Ahu Tongariki.
Graubunden Canton, Chur, Switzerland, A decorated facade of Swiss buildings.
Venice, Italy, Detail of the Basilica di San Marco in Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy.
Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, A large iguana left footprints and a tail track in soft beach sand.
Monegros, Huesca, Aragon, Spain, Circular pivot or king spin irrigation system for corn crops.
Manzanilla, Limon, Costa Rica.,The Brazilian wandering spider is the world's most venomous and deadly.
The Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico, USA.,Aspen trees in fall along the Aspen Vista Trail on the Ski Basin Road.
Tel Aviv, Israel, Sitting at a cafe and people watching on Rothschild Boulevard.
Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea.,A photographer, ornithologist and local field assistants warm up at the fire and eat dinner...
Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea.,A photographer, ornithologist and local field assistants warm up at the fire and eat dinner.
Venice, Italy, Detail of the Basilica di San Marco in Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy.