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Photo of the Day : Adventure & Exploration

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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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Picture of climber Alex Honnold dangling from a seaside cliff in Oman

Going Solo

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2014

Determined to finish a new route, superclimber Alex Honnold dangles from an overhang on Oman's Musandam Peninsula. After pushing ...

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Picture of climbers descending into a moulin in the Gorner Glacier

Gorner Glacier, Switzerland

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

Beneath the stars, two scientific explorers descend into the icy depths ...

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Picture of a climber suspended from a rock in Antarctica

Climber, Queen Maud Land

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Suspended from an anchor in the rock hundreds of ...

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Picture of a man sitting in front of the Great Sphinx

Great Sphinx, Egypt

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

In 1928 National Geographic Editor Gilbert H. Grosvenor wanted ...

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Picture of two men looking toward mountain peaks, Caucasus, Russia

Caucasus, Russia

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

Two men look toward mountain peaks in the Caucasus ...

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Picture of a climber in an ice cave in Antarctica

Warren Cave, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A mix of ropes and ladders eases access to ...

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Picture of a climber scaling a rock face in Nepal

Caves, Nepal

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

To reach a series of caves dug into a ...

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Pictures of climbers along a trail in Nepal

Kali Gandaki River, Nepal

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Climbers and scientists follow a trail above the Kali ...

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Photo: A climber standing inside an ice cave in Slovenia

Ice Cave, Slovenia

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

Ice caves are melting; that's a fact. In an ice ...

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Photo: Hikers trekking through Claustral Canyon in Australia

Claustral Canyon, Australia

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Veteran guide John Robens (at far left) leads a ...

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Photo: A mountain biker rides through the mist in South Africa.

Mountain Biker, South Africa

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

The town of Hilton in South Africa is known ...

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Photo: Renan Ozturk slacklining over the Gavea Stone in Rio de Janeiro

Slackline, Rio de Janeiro

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

The sunset slackline image is of my good friend ...

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Photo: Vehicles driving over salt flats in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

On the eastern margin of Salar de Uyuni in ...

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Photo: A Sherpa carrying luggage near a monastery in Nepal

Mount Everest, Nepal

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

A Sherpa carries luggage in the vicinity of the ...

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Photo: Scientists collecting samples from a giant redwood tree

Redwood Tree, California

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Partway up a 350-foot tree, botanist Marie Antoine (at ...

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Photo: Skiier Max Kuszaj skiing at sunset in Utah

Sunset Skiing, Utah

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Max Kuszaj skis at sunset in Alta, Utah.

Find ...

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Photo: A volcanologist on Mutnovsky volcano in Kamchatka, Russia

Mutnovsky Volcano, Kamchatka

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

A volcanologist strides through a murky expanse of steam ...

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Photo: A climber scaling a frozen waterfall in Croatia

Ice Climbing, Croatia

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

The long retention of low temperature favored the icing ...

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Photo: A diver exploring a bed of deepwater whip coral off the coast of Japan

Deepwater Whip Coral, Japan

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

What looks like a tangle of gnarled cables is ...

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Photo: Surfer Coco Ho photographed beneath a wave

Underwater Surfer

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Surfer Coco Ho is momentarily suspended weightless between the ...

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Photo: A cyclist riding through the salt flats of Utah

Biking, Utah

Photo of the Day, May 20, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Taken last July out on the salt flats on ...

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Photo: A kayaker paddling over Outlet Falls in Washington State

Kayaker, Outlet Falls

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Luke Spencer paddles off Outlet Falls in Washington State ...

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Photo: A diver following a guideline through a cave in the Bahamas

Dan's Cave, Abaco Island

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Following the guideline her life depends on, a diver ...

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Photo: A tent belonging to the expedition team on the rim of the Nyirangongo volcano

Nyiragongo Volcano Expedition

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

A cooking tent belonging to expedition scientists glows in ...

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Photo: A climber navigating sharp pinnacles of limestone in Madagascar

Tsingy Climbing, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Climber John "Razor Sharp" Benson weaves through skin-ripping pinnacles ...

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Photo: Day dawning over the Western Cwm

Western Cwm, Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, May 15, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

At dawn, a sliver of moon shines above the ...

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Photo: A skier jumping through a ring of fire in Whistler, Canada

Skiier, Whistler

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

A skier in Whistler, Canada, jumps through a ring ...

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Photo: A kayaker on still waters in Greenland

Kayaking, Greenland

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Kayaking in Torssukatak fjord, near Kummiut, east Greenland

(This ...

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Photo: Cavers at the entrance of Ora Cave in Papua New Guinea

Ora Cave, Papua New Guinea

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

The crash of rapids surrounds expedition leader David Gill ...

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Photo: A freerunner practicing parkour in Montreal

Freerunner, Montreal

Photo of the Day, May 10, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

This shot was taken in Montreal. I’m documenting ...

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Photo: Fish and other marine life swimming around the Yongala shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef

Shipwreck, Great Barrier Reef

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Marine life in the Yongala shipwreck, Great Barrier Reef ...

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Photo: Bodhnath Stupa in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

Photo of the Day, May 8, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

The Bodhnath Stupa is a World Heritage site in ...

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Photo: Alex Honnold climbs Half Dome in Yosemite.

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Alex Honnold takes on the third zigzag of Half ...

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Photo: A surfer stands on the beach in Malibu.

Surfer and Seagulls, Malibu

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

A picture that depicts Malibu's beauty from a ...

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Photo: A hiker standing along a trail in the mountains of Oregon

Hiker, Oregon

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

A hiker pauses on the Neahkahnie Mountain Trail, located ...

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