Sometimes when I'm searching for images to publish on Photo of the Day, I discover places, animals, and people that are almost too good to be true. I'll stumble on a photo of a landscape that seems like it couldn't exist or an animal that should be in a fairy tale. For May, I was lucky to find quite a few of these mystical moments and invite you to explore these unique scenes with me, including the Milky Way lighting up the sky in Utah, an ocelot creeping through the jungle in Peru, a house tucked away on a tiny island in Sweden, and many more.
Janna Dotschkal is the editor of Photo of the Day, a curated look at photography from around National Geographic, including the magazine and our photo community, Your Shot. Liane DiStefano writes the captions and titles.
See which pictures were featured in our last roundup, Photo of the Day: Best of April.