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Photo of the Day : Adventure & Exploration

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Photo: A climber scaling a frozen waterfall in Croatia

Ice Climbing, Croatia

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Photo: Ultrahiker Andrew Skurka crossing a frozen river in Alaska

River Crossing, Alaska

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2012

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Dillinger River, April 17, 2010
"Despite my best efforts ...

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Photo: A pair of kayakers paddling above a coral bloom off of Maui

Kayakers, Maui

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2012

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There is an incredible coral bloom off the village ...

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Photo: A hang glider soars over the dunes in a North Carolina park.

Hang Gliding, North Carolina

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2012

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My friend Wes Stalls gave me a call one ...

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Photo: The sun sets over the west shoulder of Everest and Nuptse.

Sunset, Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2012

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The sun sets over the west shoulder of Mount ...

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Photo: A couple rests at a campsite in Glacier Bay National Park.

Hikers, Glacier Bay National Park

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2012

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My wife and I paddled up the west arm ...

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Photo: A hiker posing for a self-portrait in Joshua Tree National Park

Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2012

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A clear night at Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National ...

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Photo: Inside the Subway slot canyon in Zion National Park

Canyon, Zion National Park

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2012

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Inside Zion National Park's famous Subway slot canyon ...

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Photo: A caravan of camels carrying supplies

Camel Trek, Shaksgam River

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2012

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It took dozens of camels and eight Kyrgyz drivers ...

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Photo: A canyoneer in Australia

Black Hole of Calcutta, Australia

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2012

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"It feels like being swallowed by the Earth," says ...

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Photo: A climber scaling a rock in England's Peak District

Rock Climber, Peak District

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2012

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A man climbs at sunset in Peak District National Park, England ...

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Photo: A surfer walking out to the shore

Surfer Silhouette

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2011

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A surfer walking out to his destination ...

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Photo: A hot air balloon is prepared for flight

Hot Air Balloon Operator, Turkey

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2011

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Prepping for a balloon ride in Cappadocia ...

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Photo: A canoe on the moonlit Allagash River in Maine

Moonlit Canoe, Allagash River

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2011

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Moonlight bathes a birchbark canoe on Maine's Allagash ...

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Photo: A group of hikers silhouetted against a mountain ridge in Svalbard, Norway

Tundra Trek, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2011

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Brilliant day for a hike on the Arctic tundra ...

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Photo: Kids jumping off a pier

Pier Jump, Australia

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2011

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Kids embody the excitement of summer in ...

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Photo: Students rolling down a sand dune

Sand Dune, Namibia

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

It doesn’t take much to get ...

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Photo: Diver exploring an ice canopy in Japan

Ice Canopy, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2011

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A diver explores an ice canopy off ...

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Photo: Colorful hot air balloon in New Mexico

Hot Air Balloon, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2011

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As colorful as a butterfly wing, this ...

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