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The Grand Prismatic Spring: One of Nature’s Most Amazing Sights

Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring may be the nation's largest hot spring, but it's primarily known for its vibrant rainbow of colors. Created by the unique bacteria and algae that live within each hue...

Behind the scenes: Red crab migration on Christmas Island

The daring 5-mile (8-kilometer) migration of Christmas Island’s adult red crabs begins with the wet season’s arrival in October or November. The crabs’ goal: move from the forest to the beaches en ma...

Badlands National Park

Animals in South Dakota’s 244,000 protected acres of Badlands National Park include 39 mammal species, 9 reptile species, 6 amphibian species, 206 bird species, and 69 butterfly species....

Paragliding Above Extreme Desert Sands

Using his paraglider, photographer George Steinmetz flies above some of the most diverse and extreme deserts in the world… sand dunes, volcanic peaks, brightly colored hot springs, ancie...

Landscapes: Volume Two

Landscapes: Volume Two — the second of three, with notes here — features stunning images of Arizona and Utah, including time lapse skies filled with stars. Via @brainpicker. 

Jetman Yves Rossy flies over the Grand Canyon

If there are jetpacks in the future, the future is now. Jetman Yves Rossy flies over the Grand Canyon with his 2 meter wide, jet-propelled, wearable wing. Update: You’ll also find Rossy on the cover of this mont...