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Photo of the Day : Adventure & Exploration

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Photo: Ultrahiker Andrew Skurka crossing a frozen river in Alaska

River Crossing, Alaska

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

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

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

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

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

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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Photo: Waterslide seen from below

Waterslide, Israel

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2011

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A coiling serpent of watery fun greets ...

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Photo: A surfer standing on an icy pier

Ice Surfer, Lake Michigan

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

I love the serenity of ...

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Photo: People scaling a climbing wall

Climbing Wall, Singapore

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2011

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There are many different ways ...

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Photo: Climbers hiking in the French Alps

Alpine Climbers, Midi-Plan Traverse, France

Photo of the Day, September 13, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

When I was a novice ...

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Photo: A motorcyclist ascends a mountain road

Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Photo of the Day, September 10, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

The inclusion of the motorcycle ...

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Photo: A BASE jumper in mid-air

BASE Jumper, Spain

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

This picture captures a BASE ...

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Photo: A climber balanced on a rope above Yosemite Falls

Highlining, Yosemite Falls

Photo of the Day, August 25, 2011

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

"It feels like I'm hovering in space," says ...

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Photo: A paraglider photographed against a sand dune

Paraglider, Glamis Dunes

Photo of the Day, June 29, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images

Glamis Dunes in California, taken with a Canon EOS 7D ...

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Photo: A surfer catching a wave in Indonesia

Surfing, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2011

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

A traditional Indonesian boat passes behind a surfer doing ...

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Photo: Climbers hiking the Aiguille du Midi

Alpine Climbers, Aiguille du Midi

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2011

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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

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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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