A fennec fox walks against the wind in Morocco. The fennec, or desert fox, is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara Desert in North Africa. (© Francisco Mingorance/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) How cute is he

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

Aoshima, a tiny island located in Miyazaki province off the southern coast of Japan, where cats outnumber human by six to one. Interesting article with video.

King of the Hill: An American Bison on the National Bison Range, Moise, Montana. (© Mark Mesenko/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) This is right by me!

Image: A baby orangutan peeking out from his mother’s embrace in this image by Chin Boon Leng. (© Chin Boon Leng/Sony World Photography Awards)

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

Aoshima, a tiny island located in Miyazaki province off the southern coast of Japan, where cats outnumber human by six to one. Interesting article with video.

Portrait of an Eastern Screech Owl Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Masters of disguise. The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best.

Animals in the News

Swans swim over a lake, with the air temperature at about minus 35 degrees Celsius (minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit) as steam ascends above the water during sunset near the village of Urozhainy, Russia, on January - Animals in the News - The Atlantic

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, outnumbering humans six to one in the fishing village.

Two deer clash antlers during a misty morning in Richmond Park, south west London, on September (Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters)

The Symmetry and Shapes of Makha Bucha at Wat Dhammakaya

Thousands of Buddhists gathered at Thailand Wat Dhammakaya Temple on Wednesday to observe Makha Bucha, a religious holiday that marks the anniversary of Buddha& mass sermon to the first newly ordained monks years ago.

A weaver bird makes its nest in Kathmandu on July Weavers, small passerine birds related to finches, are one of some 868 species of birds found in Nepal.

Animals in the News

A flamingo flies during sunrise at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga, in southern Spain August (Credit: Jon Nazca/Reuters)

Animals in the News

A panda bear sits on a logs in a zoo on January 2015 in Hangzhou, China. (Photo by Feature China/Barcroft Media)

A close-up photo taken on March shows an eye of a blue-and-yellow Macaw, or ara ararauna, at the Villa Lorena animal refuge center in Cali, Colombia.

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