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Photo of the Day : Adventure & Exploration

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Picture of a snowboarder jumping over an ice cave, Austria

In the Hole

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2015

To get this shot, taken in Austria, Your Shot member Christoph Jorda set up two Profoto B1 flash systems: one ...

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Picture of two sailfish headed toward a fish shoal in the Gulf of Mexico

The Twins

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2015

Every year, a sardine run occurs in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, says Your Shot member Fabrice ...

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Picture of an aurora seen from the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Iceland

Worth the Wait

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2015

“A beautiful and active aurora appeared the day after a storm had passed over Iceland,” writes Takashi Nakagawa, a member ...

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Picture of Danny MacAskill riding along the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Pinnacle

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2015

“We were near the summit of Sgurr Dearg, [also called] the Inaccessible Pinnacle, a famous feature of the Cuillin Ridge ...

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Picture of a hiker resting beneath the stars in the Tyrolean Alps

Tyrolean Night

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2015

Moonlight floods snow-covered peaks in this high-altitude selfie captured in the Tyrolean Alps. “I put my camera on a 25-second ...

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Picture of a thunderstorm at the Mitten Buttes in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Monumental Storm

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2015

While touring Arizona’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Your Shot member Emma Rogers and her partner were undeterred from ...

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Picture of a canyoner descending a rock wall behind a waterfall in Kerenkali canyon, Indonesia

Inside the Drop

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2015

“As a professional canyoning photographer ... I had seen and taken plenty of shots from the top or bottom of a ...

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Picture of jeeps driving through the Bolivian salt desert after the rain

After the Rain

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2015

“It rained during the second evening of our jeep tour of the Bolivian salt desert,” writes Your Shot member Guy ...

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Picture of a paraglider in the sky with Highland cattle in the foreground, Denmark

Cowabunga

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2015

Highland cattle ignore a paraglider in Denmark, where Your Shot member David Bengtsson seized an opportunity to capture his airborne ...

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Picture of people propelled into the air using high-pressure jets in Biscayne Bay, near downtown Miami

Jet Set

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2015

Though many coastal places around the world are at risk from rising sea levels due to climate change, Florida is ...

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Picture of two girls diving under a wave while surfing in Makaha on Oahu, Hawaii

Spiritual Revival

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2015

Best friends Ha‘a Keaulana, at right, and Maili Makana dive under a wave on their way to a surfing ...

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Picture of two hikers on a journey in Val Formazza from above

Glacial Pace

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2015

Hikers journey across a glacier near the Formazza Valley on the Swiss-Italian border. “I was walking toward the top of ...

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Picture of three surfers preparing to head into the surf at Makaha in Oahu, Hawaii

Surfing Makaha

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2015

Located on the west coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Makaha has a reputation as a tightly cloistered community ...

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Picture of calf and team ropers at a rodeo in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

In the Loop

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2015

Calf and team ropers chat before competing in the Lone Star Rodeo in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in this picture by Your ...

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Picture of an explorer in Blombos Cave on the southern coast of South Africa

Artists’ Cave

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2014

Perched near Africa’s southern tip, Blombos Cave has yielded some of the earliest evidence of symbolic expression, including shell ...

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Picture of a diver in the Taj Mahal cenote, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Sunlit Cenote

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2014

“Timed right, diving a cenote can be a truly magical experience, hugely rewarding and unlike most other scuba adventures,” writes ...

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Picture of kayakers seen from above in the Bay of Arcachon, France

Double Vision

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2014

Kayakers navigate a watery fairway on the Bay of Arcachon in southwestern France. Your Shot member Stéphane Scotto was shooting ...

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Picture of people paragliding in front of Mount Fuji, Japan

Air Traffic

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2014

Paragliders stipple the sky above Japan’s Mount Fuji in this picture by Your Shot member Takashi, who writes: “I ...

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Picture of Mount Asgard, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada

Twin Peaks

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2014

Emerging from behind a snowstorm, morning sunlight strikes the distinctive double peaks of Mount Asgard on Baffin Island in Canada ...

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Picture of a plane flying over the Holuhraun lava field in Iceland

Fiery Flyby

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2014

“Every Icelander has watched this from the day that the earthquakes under the Bárðarbunga volcano on the Vatnajökull glacier started ...

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Picture of a Sherpa on Ama Dablam, Himalaya

A Perilous Profession

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2014

In April 2014, a devastating avalanche killed 16 expedition workers on Mount Everest, becoming the worst accident in the peak ...

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Picture of a canoe on Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Lake Effect

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2014

Canoers paddle the opaque surface of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada’s Banff National Park. Ben Leshchinsky captured the “disorienting ...

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Picture of climbers getting ready in the Indian Himalaya

Moonlit Mountaineers

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2014

At 16,700 feet and a temperature of minus 20ºF, Jake Norton (right) and Dave Morton eat a quick dinner ...

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Interior picture of an ice cave near the Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Under Thin Ice

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2014

On Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, fire and ice meet to form an otherworldly underground. Located on a slope of the ...

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Picture of a school of fish underwater near Cocos Island

Red Fish, Blue Fish

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2014

While traveling in Central America, Your Shot member Tracey Jennings dove in the waters off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island ...

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Picture of a surfer seen from above at Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Surf and Turf

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2014

A surfer rides a wave as it crashes onto the shore at Palm Beach in New South Wales, Australia, giving ...

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Picture of glowing lava inside the Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcanic Selfie

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2014

Lava glows red-hot, churning and rumbling in Kilauea Volcano’s Halemaumau Crater in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. “It is ...

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Picture of an expedition team standing by a subterranean lake in southern Guizhou Province in China

A Phantom Lake

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2014

Members of a British-led expedition pause at a subterranean lake on the way to Titan Chamber in southern Guizhou Province ...

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Picture of a climber on China’s Moon Hill

Scenic Route

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2014

Climber Emily Harrington takes the hard way up southern China’s Moon Hill, an arch from the remains of a ...

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Picture of Jupiter moon Europa

Distant Oasis

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2014

The frozen, fissured surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, seen here in a colorized mosaic image from the Galileo spacecraft ...

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Picture of skiers on a run in the Bugaboos, B.C., Canada

Powder Lines

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2014

Heli-skiers make fresh tracks on a powder run in the Bugaboos in British Columbia, Canada. The mountain range, part of ...

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Picture of a diver in Green Lake, Tragöss, Austria

Underwater Park

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2014

Every spring, melting snow creates a dreamscape in Tragöss, Austria. Green Lake, which for most of the year is no ...

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Picture of a porcelain crab hiding in an anemone, Philippines

Crabby Boarder

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2014

A porcelain crab peers out from a sea anemone in this picture by Your Shot member Thomas Bannenberg, who captured ...

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Picture of a harp seal near the Magdalen Islands

Hugging the Ice

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2014

In a picture that appears in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a lone harp seal hugs thinning ...

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Picture of a skimboarder hitting breaking waves in the Philippines

Skimming the Surface

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2014

"A local gets airborne as he hits the breaking waves with his skimboard at the Barangay Urbiztondo beach in San ...

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Picture of cavers inside Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam.

Cave Inn

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2014

"After two days of trekking and caving, we reached the first camp inside Hang Son Doong [mountain river cave], the ...

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