A pair of white orcas spotted off the Japanese coast.

You wait ages for a white whale…then TWO come along! Stunned animal-watchers spot a PAIR of rare orcas off the coast of Japan Whale-watchers off coast of Japan’s northern island Hokkaido spotted two white orcas swimming together One was an older animal first spotted two years ago, but second was younger and had not been […]

Acid-shooting whip scorpions are roaming a national park in Texas

By By Rachel Trent, CNN (CNN)Some freaky-looking creatures are out looking for mates this summer. And no, we’re not talking about the contestants on “Sexy Beasts.” Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas is alerting visitors that summer rains are bringing arachnids called vinegaroons “out of their burrows in search of food and love.”These three-inch […]

Sea snot, stars and sleeping elephants.

Sea snot, stars and sleeping elephants — June’s best science images The month’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature’s photo team. By Emma Stoye | Nature Weary wanderers. Part of a herd of wild Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) was photographed napping near a village in Xiyang township, China, in early June. The 15-strong group had spent months […]

Menacing Storms Rip Across Remote Landscapes in Black-and-White Photos by Mitch Dobrowner

by GRACE EBERT Photographer Mitch Dobrowner (previously) captures some of nature’s most dramatic and overpowering shows of force in his black-and-white images of storm cells. Living between Los Angeles and Lone Pine, California, Dobrowner often travels throughout the Midwest and Southwest documenting major systems that rage across rural regions. He frames lightning strikes, enormous spiraling clouds, and […]

Australia grapples with a mouse plague.

After fire and floods, Aussie farmers suffer devastating mouse plague by Andrew Leeson After surviving years of crippling drought, farmers in eastern Australia are locked in a months-long battle with hordes of mice that are pouring through fields and devouring hard-earned crops. Farmer Col Tink uses a broom to skittle hundreds of roving mice toward […]