The crescent moon sets behind a distant ridge just after sunset. The crescent part is lit by the sun, while the rest of the moon is lit by sunlight that's reflecting off the Earth. That reflected light is called, "Earthshine."
A Loon father gently offers an insect to his hungry, two-day-old chick. Photographed on a small lake in western Montana.
Like our own fingerprints, the pattern of golden flecks on each long-toed salamander are unique - not to mention beautiful.