A flowering plum tree silhouetted against the faded colors of a wall in
Miao Feng Shan Temple, China, makes for a beautiful and elegant

Flowering Plum Tree

9167 Sandstone

Light illuminates the colorful, twisted sandstone layers of Coyote Buttes
in the Paria Canyon‐Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area, Arizona, U.S.A.…

9175 Field of Grass

A field of Festuca grass paints a beautiful, abstract landscape in
Hajdúnánás, Hungary.…

Field of Grass

9183 Lake View

Kearsarge Lake perfectly reflects nearby peaks against a clear sky in
Kings Canyon National Park, California, U.S.A.…

Lake View

9193 Full Moon

At the eastern edge of the Rio Grande Valley, a full moon shines on the
slopes of Sierra Blanca Peak, near New Mexico, U.S.A.’s White Sands
National Monument.…

Full Moon

9210 Rose Petals

Crimson rose petals cast into the waters of the ancient stone fountain of
Santo Domingo Monastery in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, symbolize
love and devotion.…

Rose Petals

9206 Sky through Trees

A clear blue autumn sky shows through a golden canopy of aspen trees
near Telluride, Colorado, U.S.A.…

Sky through Trees

9220 Buttercup Flowers

A group of orange, pink, yellow, and red buttercup flowers create a
cheerful, sunny bouquet.…

Buttercup Flowers

One of the most ostentatiously adorned animals, peacocks (Pavo) are known for their bright, colorful plumage and iridescent tails.…

Colorful Peacock Feathers

9252 Ocelot

The dappled fur of this ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) in Pantanal, Brazil, serves as camouflage in the South American jungle.…


9243 Zebra Stripes

A common sight in Kruger National Park, South Africa, the zebra (Equus burchellii) has one of the most distinctive coats of any animal.…

Zebra Stripes

9276 Underwater Views

This underwater image captures the pristine beauty of the Caribbean Sea
off the coast of Grand Cayman Island.…

Underwater Views

9281 Sailboats

Originally photographed for a 1937 National Geographic magazine feature article, these vintage sailboats once occupied the calm waters of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.…


A pile of colorful seashells in Mystic, Connecticut, U.S.A., alludes to this
small village’s past as a historical maritime destination.…

Colorful Seashells

9301 Sand Dollars

Two sand dollars nestle in the sand along quiet shores off the Gulf of
California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, in Mexico.…

Sand Dollars

9386 Fish and Hook

This illustration of freshwater fish, published in the July 1950 issue of National Geographic magazine, shows a northern pike (Esox lucius) headed for a fisherman’s hook, while black bass (Micropterus) and yellow perch (Perca flavescens

Fish and Hook

9391 Pointers

Pointers (Canis lupus familiaris), crossbred for centuries, hunt with speed and determination in this illustration featured in the September 1947 National Geographic magazine article “Born Hunters, the Bird Dogs.”…


9405 Deer and Fawns

Artist Walter A. Weber illustrates a doe (family Cervidae) and her fawns cautiously walking into the water for the October 1939 issue of National Geographic magazine.…

Deer and Fawns

9315 Cheetah and Cub

Unlike other big cats, cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) do not roar. Instead, they purr.…

Cheetah and Cub

9325 Cheetah in Grass

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) can run faster than any other animal in the world, and they can even change direction in midair when chasing prey!…

Cheetah in Grass

9333 Lion

The roar of a male lion (Panthera leo) can be heard up to five miles away!…


9343 Zebras

At first glance, Burchell’s zebras (Equus burchellii) might look identical, but each animal’s pattern of stripes is as unique as fingerprints—no two
are exactly alike.…


9354 Fish

All of the world’s oceans combined cover nearly three‐fourths of the
Earth’s surface.…


Unlike most fish, the false clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) is immune to the paralyzing sting of a sea anemone’s tentacles.…

False Clown Anemonefish

9376 Sharks

Sharks have to keep swimming or they will sink!…


9413 Galaxy

There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on Earth.…


9423 Saturn

Saturn is partly made up of helium, the same gas used to fill party


9433 The Earth

About a million Earths could fit inside the sun.…

The Earth

9236 Hot Air Balloons

Vibrant and vividly colored hot air balloons speckle the southwestern sky
of Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.…

Hot Air Balloons