A short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea) at the New York State Zoo.
The nacre or mother of pearl of a black sandshell (Ligumia recta) at Missouri State University.
A digger bee (Emphoropsis sp.). This species is a thistle specialist and mimic of the common eastern bumble bee (Bombus impatiens).
Halictus ligatus. These are females. They are important pollinators due to their wide distribution and great abundance.
A critically endangered (IUCN) blue-legged mantella (Mantella expectata) at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
A northern dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscus), at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, South Carolina
Endangered Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.
A vulnerable beautiful mantella frog, Mantella pulchra.
A veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) at the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure.
Justin Johnson, 15, practices his roping on a ranch near Post, Texas.
Brooks Falls in Alaska’s Katmai Nat’l Park and Preserve is a popular tourist spot. Bears pack the falls there, catching salmon as they swim upstream.
After feeding on salmon from a river in Kulik, AK, a grizzly lays down for a nap.
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