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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of a pod of dolphins, Makua, Hawaii

Poster Dolphins

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2015

A pod of spinner dolphins swims off Makua Beach, Hawaii, in this picture captured by Your Shot member Erika Hart ...

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Picture of a mouse poking its head out of a hole

Who’s There?

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2015

“Who was knocking on my door?” This is what Your Shot member Cezary Wyszynski imagines this mouse thinking as it ...

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Picture of a lionfish underwater in the Red Sea

Sunblocker

Photo of the Day, July 12, 2015

Traveler Photo Contest entrant Christian Schlamann encountered this “very friendly and curious lionfish” in the Red Sea. Native to the ...

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Picture of a chameleon

Golden Eye

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2015

A chameleon heads for a heat lamp in Chester, England, “at an incredibly slow pace, with robotic movements,” writes Your ...

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Picture of a red fox walking in the snow.

Fox Spring

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2015

A red fox levels a suspicious gaze on a spring day near Iqaluit on Baffin Island in the Canadian territory ...

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Picture of a willow warbler splashing in a fountain

Put a Wing on It

Photo of the Day, June 29, 2015

In this picture by Mohd Khorshid, a willow warbler splashes in a pool of water in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. Willow ...

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Picture of a humpback whale breaching in Witless Bay, Canada

Bay Breach

Photo of the Day, June 26, 2015

“This image was captured as we were returning from a fruitless search for active humpback whales,” writes David Howells, who ...

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Picture of orcas hunting herring off the coast of Norway

Killer Tails

Photo of the Day, June 21, 2015

Orcas show their smarts by working together to whip up a meal. Here, a pod hunts for herring in Norway ...

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Picture of a camel with an open mouth, Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Big Yawn

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2015

“After carrying me to the viewpoint, my sleepy camel seemed happy to have a rest,” writes Your Shot member Claire ...

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Picture of a buffalo at a pool of water in South Dakota

Buffalo Head

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2015

“I was traveling through South Dakota and decided to visit Custer State Park during their annual buffalo roundup,” writes Wes ...

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Picture of a Hawaiian petrel

What Feeds Beneath

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2015

While on an expedition at Todos Santos in south Baja California, Mexico, Your Shot member Alejandro Prieto was searching for ...

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Picture of white rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

The Power of Few

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2015

“The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino,” writes ...

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Picture of meerkats looking into the distance

Staring at the Sun

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2015

A meerkat family warms up at sunrise in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. “Shortly after waking up, a meerkat family—also called ...

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Picture of a dog playing with toy balls

Double Trouble

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2015

Ethel the Great Dane attempts the impossible on a spring day in northern Kentucky. “I am constantly drawn to her ...

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Picture of a close-up detail of a fruit fly’s eye

Eye Sight

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2015

A scanning electron microscope (SEM) captures the intricacies of a fruit fly’s eye. The compound eye is a tightly ...

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Picture of a robber fly, South Africa

Robber at Rest

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2015

A robber fly saved from a pool rests on the tip of a bottlebrush flower in Boksburg, South Africa. Using ...

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Picture of a swirling school of sardines, Thousand Steps Reef, Bonaire

Circle of Life

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2015

A shoal of sardines resembles an eye on the ocean depths as it swirls near the surface at Thousand Steps ...

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Picture of a red fox on the New Jersey shore

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2015

A red fox meanders through dunes along the New Jersey shore in this picture by Your Shot member Mitch Adolph ...

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Picture of spinner dolphins off Oahu, Hawaii

Intelligent Travel

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2015

Spinner dolphins return from foraging to a bay off Oahu, Hawaii. Garrulous and gregarious, spinners gather in groups that can ...

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Picture of a swan swimming on Lake Yamanaka near Mount Fuji, Japan

Fuji’s Swan

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2015

“I was on my backpacking trip to Japan, and I had decided to spend a day on Lake Yamanaka in ...

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Picture of an Adelie penguin in Antarctica

When Penguins Attack

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2015

Your Shot member Clinton Berry captured this photo with a GoPro on Antarctica's sea ice, about six miles from ...

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Picture of a bald eagle shaking off water at the Memphis Zoo, Tennessee

Shake It Off

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2015

“The Memphis Zoo houses bald eagles that have been injured too badly to be returned to the wild,” writes Your ...

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Picture of a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park

Caught on Camera

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2015

A camera trap near Yellowstone National Park catches a grizzly bear stealing whitebark pine nuts from a squirrel’s cache ...

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Picture of a deer camouflaged in a field of dried sunflowers

Deer Hide

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2015

“This situation happened to come to fruition due to my five-year-old's love of the outdoors,” says Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a snowy owl in the snow near Quebec City, Canada

Against the Wind

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2015

A snowy owl appears to fight against the elements during extreme weather conditions near Quebec City, Canada. “I knew that ...

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Picture of tiger cubs playing at the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, India

Fearless Symmetry

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2015

It’s a rare and privileged experience to witness the interaction of tiger cubs in the wild, says Souvik Kundu ...

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Picture of a panda standing in a tree in a Chinese forest

Pandarama

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2015

In China to photograph the life of the giant panda and its environment, Your Shot member Marco Mattiussi obtained special ...

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Picture of a Sally Lightfoot crab riding on the back of an iguana in the Galapagos

Crabbing a Ride

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2015

"The setting was very eerie,” writes Your Shot member Nancy Leigh. “In the darkness [of] an overcast early morning, there ...

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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 a large flamingo flock in Gujarat, India

Group Flight

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2015

“Lying on important flyways, the wetlands of Gujarat, India, are thronged by millions of birds migrating south in winter,” writes ...

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Picture of a fox walking across boulders in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Fox on the Rocks

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2015

Lingering at a lookout in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, Your Shot member Irina C. spotted this fox ...

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Picture of an adult snow monkey holding a young snow monkey in Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Grooming the Young

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2015

A snow monkey grooms a youngster while soaking in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano Prefecture ...

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Picture of a carpenter ant emerging from a fanged pitcher plant in Borneo

The Pitcher and the Carpenter

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2015

The fanged pitcher plant and the carpenter ant (seen here in Borneo) have a mutualistic relationship: While the plant’s ...

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Picture of a polar bear and cub with prey in Kaktovik, Alaska

Catch of the Day

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2015

“The polar bears were usually playing, sleeping, and sometimes nursing,” writes Your Shot member Yoh Fong Chan of observing the ...

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Picture of a high-foraging chamois in Gran Paradiso, Italy

High-Foraging Chamois

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2015

Springtime is when high-foraging chamois give birth; there are now about 8,000 in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park ...

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Picture of a pronking springbok in Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa

Pronking Springbok

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2015

“I was on vacation in an area of South Africa where springbok are quite common, and I had a goal ...

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