It’s a cold, dreary Monday here in Atlanta, and I don’t know about you, but I sure could use a little dose of cute.
Luckily, we’ve got…
And a baby sloth!
When you see an amazing nature photograph on MNN, the odds are good that Caitie Leary had a hand in selecting it. Read on to learn what Caitie does and how you can get your photos featured on MNN.com.
What’s your role at MNN and what do you like best about working here?
I’m an associate photo editor. I curate the website’s “Week in photos” and “Month in animals” and create photo galleries that range in content from newsy (“Earthquake in Japan: Wreckage and recovery”) to subjects that are very feature-like in nature (“9 wonderous water caves” or “7 pudgy pets that should lay off the kibble”). In addition to editorial work, I also design the rotater slide graphics on MNN’s homepage.
The best part about working here is that my job is an excellent mesh of several major interests of mine: current events, environmentalism and photography.
How do you select the pictures for the ‘Week in photos’? What sources do you use?
Our “Week in photos” feature is a little different from other websites, in that we tend to feature images that are overwhelmingly eco-related. On any given week, you might see photos highlighting natural disasters, new sustainable technology, animals, outdoor sports, agriculture, environmental activism and much more.
I use a variety of sources for finding images. This includes wire services, photo agencies like Getty Images, government websites and Flickr.
How can readers get their nature photographs featured?
If you have a really great, high-resolution image that you think would be appropriate to be featured in the week in photos (or the month in animals), feel free to drop me a line at cleary at mnn.com.
Check out all of MNN’s photo galleries.