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Photo of the Day : Animals

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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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Picture of a solitary beaver in the snow in Lake Elmo, Montana

Winter Lodgings

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2015

A solitary beaver pauses at dawn on its way home from a night of chewing off tree branches, newly within ...

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Picture of a white-coated ermine in the snow in Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Winter White

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2015

Among the wildlife inhabiting Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park are ibex, chamois, red foxes, and ermines such as the ...

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Picture of two manatees feeding in the freshwater springs of Crystal River, Florida

Spring Fed

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2015

“The winter season is when some manatees find sanctuary from the chilly Gulf of Mexico by migrating to the freshwater ...

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Picture of four sheep in what appears to be a posed portrait, New Zealand

Sheep Family Portrait

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2015

“While I was driving through a sheep farm near Waiuku, New Zealand, these four sheep stopped grazing to watch me ...

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Picture of a woman and cheetah silhouetted at sunset in Windhoek, Namibia

Sunset Walk

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2015

“I’ve long had a romance with wildlife and admired the work done by Marlice van Vuuren and her husband ...

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Picture of a northern flicker on a snowy branch in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Snow Bird

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2015

During a milder February day in Alberta, Canada, Your Shot member P. Vaudry went for a hike along the Bow ...

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Picture of two lion cubs sparring at Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Title Fight

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2015

“Late afternoon was when we happened upon a large pride of lions resting on a dam wall in Phinda, South ...

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Picture of an Arabian horse running through open land in Egypt

Arabian Sight

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2015

“This Arabian mare was photographed in Dhashur, which is in the desert on the west bank of the Nile, not ...

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Picture of tawny frogmouths at rest in a tree in Queensland, Australia

Tawny Frogmouths

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2015

Tawny frogmouths gaze intensely from their perch on a golden shower tree in Queensland, Australia. Your Shot member Malcolm C ...

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Picture of two elephants in a tussle at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Trunk Show

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2015

“I’ve had a keen interest in wildlife from the time I was a little kid feeding the neighborhood elephant ...

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Picture of boys dressed as bears for a Romanian Christmas caroling tradition

Ursa Minors

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2015

In Bucharest for the holidays, boys from Romania’s Moldova region participate in a tradition called ursul, dressing as bears ...

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Picture of a paraglider in the sky with Highland cattle in the foreground, Denmark

Cowabunga

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2015

Highland cattle ignore a paraglider in Denmark, where Your Shot member David Bengtsson seized an opportunity to capture his airborne ...

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Picture of a yellow-billed Alpine chough flying above Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Bird of Paradiso

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2015

Gran Paradiso National Park is the oldest in Italy. Its namesake, the Gran Paradiso massif, rises 13,324 feet. Here ...

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Picture of a red fox camouflaged in the woods of Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Fox Found

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2015

Once a royal hunting retreat, Gran Paradiso National Park preserves a wild side of Italy. Here, a red fox lies ...

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Picture of a sandhill crane at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico

Morning Takeoff

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2015

“Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico is a well-known winter home for thousands of migrating sandhill cranes ...

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Picture of two humpback whales, an adult and a calf, swimming in the waters off Tonga

Two to Tonga

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2015

“This day the sea was clear and quiet,” writes Your Shot member Fabrice Guerin, who captured this picture of a ...

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