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Photo of the Day : Adventure & Exploration

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Photo: Climbers hiking the Aiguille du Midi

Alpine Climbers, Aiguille du Midi

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2011

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

I captured these adventurers after a warm and toasty ...

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Photo: A surfer heads into the icy water off Iceland's west coast.

Cold Water Surfing, Iceland

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2011

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

Surfer and photographer Chris Burkard captured surfer Keith Malloy ...

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Photo: A group of climbers jump from Half Dome

BASE Jumping, Yosemite

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2011

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

Leaping from Half Dome is illegal, but in Yosemite ...

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Photo: Hot air balloons floating over a valley

Hot Air Ballooning, Turkey

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2011

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

The spectacular view from a hot air balloon at ...

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Photo: Free climber

Yosemite Climber

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2011

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

With no rope to save him, Dean Potter scales ...

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Photo: Kate Rutherford scaling a rock face next to Yosemite Falls

Freestone Climb, Yosemite Falls

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2011

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

Kate Rutherford can't hear a thing while climbing ...

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Photo: Explorers entering a cave in Vietnam

Hang En Cave, Vietnam

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2011

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

Going underground, expedition members enter Hang En, a cave ...

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Photo: Large stalagmites in a Vitenam cave

Cave Stalagmites, Vietnam

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2010

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

Streams of light from the surface unveil stalagmites fat ...

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Photo: Ancestral Puebloan graneries

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2010

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

Ancestral Puebloan granaries, Nankoweap Canyon, Colorado River, Marble Canyon ...

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Photo: Motocross biker

Motocross Biker, Colorado

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2010

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

Track owner Donnie Burns hurls into a dark heaven ...

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Photo: Snow-covered mountain in Europe

Western Breithorn

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2010

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

Western Breithorn, European Alps. It is considered to be ...

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Photo: Large cave in Vitenam

Hang Son Doong Photo

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2010

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

A half-mile block of 40-story buildings could fit inside ...

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Photo: Polar bear leaning on a large ship

Polar Bear, Norway

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2010

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

A curious female polar bear approaches the Lindblad Expeditions ...

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Photo: Kite surfer

Kite Surfer, South Africa

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2010

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

Kite surfers riding the wind, Table View, Cape Town ...

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Photo: Surfer on a South African beach

Surfer, South Africa

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2010

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

This photo was taken in Elandsbaai, South Africa. This ...

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Photo: Hiker in Point Reyes, California

Point Reyes, California

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2010

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

Point Reyes, California, near the top of the cliff ...

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Photo: Kayakers near a rock formation

Kayakers, Land’s End

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2010

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Kayakers navigate the waters around Land’s End in ...

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Underwater Cave, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2010

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

The Cascade Room, some 80 feet (24 meters) beneath ...

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Photo: Meltwater-carved canyon

Ice Canyon, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2010

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

Meltwater has carved a canyon 150 feet (45 meters ...

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Photo: Woman standing at the summit of a crater

Mount Rainier, Washington

Photo of the Day, August 26, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

"This image is of my wife ...

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Photo: Mountain peak at night

Dente del Gigante, Italy

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

This is a picture of the "dente del Gigante" a famous peak ...

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Photo: Skiers riding a ski lift

Ski Lift, Taos, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, June 24, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

An amazing sunrise on the beautiful slopes in Taos, New Mexico. I ...

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Photo: Climber dangling from red rock

Sedona, Arizona

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

German climber Timo Scheu near Sedona, Arizona

(This photo and caption were ...

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Photo: Surfer riding a large wave

Surfer, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, June 21, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

Garrett McNamara in a huge barrel at Peahi or "Jaws," north shore ...

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Sampling Arctic Ocean Water

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Fridtjof Nansen takes a reading of deep ...

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Jacques Cousteau

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his "diving saucer"


From ...

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Antarctica Lab

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Dr. Edward Atkinson in his Antarctica lab ...

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Photo: Man exploring a cavern

Cavern Explorer, Tennessee

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine

Underground you can still be the first person on Earth ...

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Sunrise Over Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2009

This Week in Photo of the Day: Mount Everest

Sunrise over Mount Everest


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Mount Everest's North Face, Tibet

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2009

This Week in Photo of the Day: Mount Everest

A climber gazes at the north face of Mount Everest. Tibet ...

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Mountain Reflection, Tibet

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2009

This Week in Photo of the Day: Mount Everest

After taking some shots at Mount Everest Base Camp (Tibet side ...

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Photo: Clouds near Mount Everest

Clouds Near Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2009

This Week in Photo of the Day: Mount Everest

This photo was taken on the way to Everest Base Camp ...

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Stars Over Campsite, Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2009

This Week in Photo of the Day: Mount Everest

Sherpas prepare their meals at Camp 2 as the stars appear ...

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Prayer Flags, Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2009

This Week in Photo of the Day: Mount Everest

Prayer flags stretch across Base Camp on Mount Everest, with Nuptse ...

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Photo: A Sherpa crossing the Khumbu Icefall

Khumbu Icefall Traverse, Nepal

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2009

This Week in Photo of the Day: Mount Everest

Sherpa Nima Dorje Tamang traverses a ladder on the Khumbu Icefall ...

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Photo: Visitors resting with bare legs in snow, New England

Tuckerman Ravine Rest, New England

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2009

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

The mountain's moods aren't all bad. Spring ...

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