Travel Photo of the Week: Guardian of Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt

Photo contest contestant Jarrod Castaing of Sydney, Australia snapped this shot among the ruins of this ancient temple complex

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Photos of the World’s Oldest Living Things

Among the organisms documented by photographer Rachel Sussman are 80,000-year-old aspen trees and 600,000-year-old bacteria

PHOTOS: Getting Ready for the World’s Largest Radio Telescope

In Chile’s Atacama Desert, astronomers are preparing for a new array that will stretch across 10 miles


Photo of the Week: Star Trails Over Coronado Heights

This beautiful long exposure by photo contest contestant Mike Beauchamp captures the night sky as it circles around Polaris, the North Star


Photo of the Week: A Tiger of a Festival!

Photographer Indranil Sengupta snapped this photo at a Puli Kali procession during the annual Onam festival in Kerala, India


Our 10 Most Popular Videos of 2012

Giant snakes, lost footage, secret histories and more in this wrapup of our most watched videos of the year


These Beautiful Blurs Are Nude Portraits

New York–based photographer Shinichi Maruyama has a knack for capturing motion on film

Karen Cusolito Lights Her Artwork on Fire

Meet the artist who burns her creations to amazing effect


Photos: A Last Look at Fall

Before the weather turns cold, take one last walk in the woods with these beautiful autumn photos submitted by our readers


The Best Wildlife Photographs of the Year

Over 48,000 photos were entered in the Veolia Environnement contest; these 10 were among the most stunning


Rare and Intimate Photos of a Gorilla Family in the Wild

Two photographers ventured deep into the forests of central Africa to capture touching photos of a 33-year-old wild silverback and his clan

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The Scariest Monsters of the Deep Sea

We took the spook-tacular celebration to the depths of the ocean, where some of the craziest—and scariest—looking creatures lurk in the dark



The Spookiest Photos Submitted By Our Readers

Abandoned mansions, ghostly twins and murders of crows are just a few of the scariest entries from past photo contests

PHOTOS: The Distressing Worldwide Boom in Cosmetic Surgery

Photographer Zed Nelson traveled the world documenting how body improvement has practically become a new religion


Photo of the Week: Deep Freeze, Lake Michigan

An editors' pick from our ongoing 10th annual photo contest

PHOTOS: What Happens When a Rebel Turns Graffiti Art Upside Down

Artist Evan Roth's award-winning work puts the action in interaction

PHOTOS: The Best and Weirdest Roadside Dinosaurs

The concrete and plastic dinosaurs beside America's highways can be strange and beautiful. Tell us which one you think is the best

Amazing Underwater Photos of Ocean Creatures

Check out these incredible images by photojournalist Brian Skerry, and help select which photographs will appear in an upcoming exhibit

Incredible Photos of the Artist Who Makes Himself Invisible

Look closely at these photographs. Shut down by the Chinese government, Liu Bolin has mastered the art of disappearing

The 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Wheaties

Wheaties has been around for nearly 90 years, but when did they start putting athletes on the cover?

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