Photo of the Week

raven by Efren Adalem

Spooky Animals: Photo Gallery

Edgar Allen Poe’s “grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore” is actually one of the smartest birds around, using tools to collect hard-to-reach food and, in lab experiments, appearing to use logic to solve complex problems.

Praying mantis, photographed in Groton, Connecticut, by Kevin Skrzynski

Backyard Wildlife Photo of the Week: Praying Mantis

Ready for its close-up, this praying mantis looms large over a small crowd of blissfully unaware humans in the background. 17-year-old Kevin Skrzynski noticed the insect while on vacation in Connecticut.

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