Kerry Pigeon took this photo of two well-camouflaged toads in her flower garden in Scenery Hill.
A sunflower provided a bounty for this chipmunk that was stuffing its cheeks full in Debbie Endy's garden in Sturgeon.
Diana Morris took this scenic shot at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon in Tioga County.
One of these goats was camera-shy, but the other one was a ham when Kerry Pigeon of Scenery Hill snapped this photo at the SpringHouse in Eighty Four.
Brittney Menear took this photo of the moon on a crisp, clear night in Bobtown.
Some projects can take more than a lifetime to complete. Estelle Woodburn of Independence Township spotted this skeleton "working" on an old car along Route 50 in Cross Creek Township.
Arlene Lantzer has been spotting these pretty caterpillars, called branded tussocks, on her roses, but she says she's careful not to touch them because they can cause rashes.
Jeanie Jarvis of East Finley Township spotted these donkeys playing around in a field on Ackley Creek Road near Graysville. While one of the donkeys was acting, shall we say, like an ass, the other seemed happy to smile for Jeanie's camera.
Kerry Pigeon of Scenery Hill spotted this cat taking an afternoon nap on a woodpile in Ellsworth.
Brook Ward took this photo from the Apple store at the southeastern corner of Central Park in New York City.
On a recent chilly morning, Destiny Stopperich took this photo of a spiderweb on the back deck at the home of her grandmother, Susan Pace.
Karen Duke took this photo of a gorgeous sunrise while walking to catch a ferry in Bermuda.
Dutch artist Florentjin Hofman debuted his Rubber Duck Project in the United States recently in Pittsburgh, where the 40-foot-tall ducky will be moored at Point State Park through Oct. 26. Its arrival launched the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.
Joshua Lemon took this close-up of two bees that took an interest in his pop can while he was on his way to work in Waynesburg.
While driving along Quaker Ridge Road in East Finley Township, Jeanie Jarvis saw a large bunch of milkweeds and was surprised to see the orange and black colors on the plant. After enlarging her photo, she saw that the orange and black colors were actually bugs sucking the nectar from the plants. After a little research, she discovered the insects are actually called milkweed bugs, and the plant is their main source of food.
Jeff Filby of Bridgeville took this photo of a large iguana sunning itself at the ruins of San Gervasio, an archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization on the island of Cozumel in Mexico.
Jeff Filby of Bridgeville took this photo of two colorful parrots at Xcaret Park near Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Riviera Maya.
Megan Scott submitted this photo of Joseph Smiechowski Jr. of Scenery Hill, who was well camouflaged as he climbed this tree at Cross Creek Lake to hunt for his hung-up fishing tackle.
Gary Yarbrough was taking an evening walk at Peters Lake when he spotted this couple enjoying the tranquil view.
Jack Halow took this photo of a rainbow that appeared on a rainless day in Garards Fort.
Allan Jack took this photo of mud swallow nests lined up like hotel rooms under a highway bridge in Wyoming.
Myrta Litman took this photo of wild bittersweet hanging from trees along an old fence row on Huntington Farm in Canton Township.
Even a wagon full of potatoes makes for a good bed if one is tired enough. Myrta Litman of Huntington Farm in Canton Township took this photo of Pippa, a 7-week-old German short-haired pointer belonging to Myrta's granddaughter, Allison Litman. Allison's parents are Michael and Cristin Litman.
Tom Tarr gives a kiss to his granddaughter, Tomi, after she poured sand into a vase in memory of her uncle, Tommy Tarr Jr., at a recent victims memorial event in Washington. Tomi is being held by her mother, Nikki Tarr. The photo was taken by Nikki's aunt, Peggy Tarr.
If you're small and want to improve your vantage point, why not climb onto a sleeping pig. It worked for Bella, an Australian shepherd pup owned by Matthew Litman of Huntington Farm in Canton Township, who took the photo, and his girlfriend, Katie Painter. (Submitted by Myrta Litman)
Karen Sue Kuzy of Washington was on a photo safari in South Africa when she photographed this grazing white rhinoceras. She said the white rhino is distinguished from the black rhino by its flattish back with a slight hump near the middle. It has an elongated head with pointed and often tufted ears. It is the world's second-heaviest land animal. The birds help groom the rhino in a symbiotic relationship.
Carol Brunetti took this photo of the first snowfall of the season, which dusted a pumpkin and scarecrow outside her Peters Township home.
Jackie Jeffers got this close-up of a grasshopper that landed on the windshield of her car while she was parked at Donaldsons Crossroads on a beautiful fall afternoon.
Brook Ward took this eerie photo of the water tower at Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay.
Myrta Litman spotted the DirecTV blimp passing over Huntington Farm in Canton Township recently. She suspects it might have been in Pittsburgh for the Steelers-Ravens football game.
Rosemary Pavlovsky spotted this "Halloween-colored" orb-weaver spider in her backyard in Hickory.