Photo of the Day

a white tern flying near a beach in the Seychelles
February 18, 2016

Taking Flight

A white tern flits through regenerating native forest on Cousine, a private island off the coast of Praslin and one of Seychelles’ ecological restoration successes. A luxury resort helps pay for the island’s conservation projects.

See more pictures from the March 2016 feature story "In the Seychelles, Taking Aim at Nature's Bullies."

Photograph by Thomas P. Peschak

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history