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Photo: Kingfisher

Kingfishers share many traits, but each species has its own special adaptations. See how some species differ.

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Cool Clouds

You might think all clouds are white and puffy. Think again. Take a world tour to see wild and wonderful clouds.

Photo: Crittercam and Greg Marshall

Never Fear Failure

When scientists placed a camera on a squid, everything went wrong. Yet their failure ended in success. See the important role failure plays in science.


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Photographs by: © Ernst Dirksen/Buiten-Beeld/Minden Pictures (kingfisher); Mark Thiessen/National Geographic Creative (Greg Marshall); © Mike Hollingshead/Corbis (supercell); © Piotr Naskrecki/Minden Pictures (mantis).