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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of a robin in snow in Halland, Sweden

Winter Flight

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2016

A little snowfall didn’t deter this robin from taking to the sky, nor did it stop Your Shot member ...

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Picture of an eastern screech-owl vocalizing in North Carolina

Birdcall

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2016

While at a fund-raiser at the Carolina Raptor Center in North Carolina, Your Shot member Matt Cuda snapped this dramatic ...

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Picture of fish in the Andaman Sea in Thailand

A Wash of Color

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2016

While engaged in a prosaic activity—waiting—Your Shot community member Eduard Paravyan took a moment to examine his surroundings ...

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Picture of a white weasel in the snow in Montana

Flash of White

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2016

A blurry flash caught Your Shot member Cindy Herzog’s eye as she and her husband drove along Montana’s ...

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Picture of a sea lion in a mossy forest in New Zealand

A Mossy Bed

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2016

Endangered New Zealand sea lions are often found in the rata forests of their home nation’s Auckland Islands. Thanks ...

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Picture of grizzly bears walking down Park Road in Denali National Park, Alaska

Bear Jam

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2016

A mother grizzly and her cubs cause a “bear jam” on Denali National Park and Preserve’s 92-mile-long Park Road ...

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Picture of a man training a horse in Utah

Urban Cowboy

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2016

A man trains a horse at his mother’s ranch in Utah. Photographer Brice Portolano was trying to “get the ...

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Picture of a turtle swimming at sunset on Mayotte Island, Comoros

Under the Sun

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2016

A turtle comes up for air at sunset near the Comoros’s Mayotte Island. Photographer Gaby Barathieu had been wanting ...

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Picture of a fox looking up in Hokkaido, Japan

Here Comes the Sun

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2016

After days of cold, late autumn rain, the sun appears in Shiretoko National Park in Hokkaido, Japan. “He [seemed] to ...

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Picture of a stag bellowing in the United Kingdom

Mating Call

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2016

Your Shot community member Félix Morlán González captured this powerful image of a bellowing stag while in the United Kingdom ...

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Picture of water buffalo in mud

Muddy Meet and Greet

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2016

A struggle to navigate a mud-bogged road in China’s Yunnan Province turned out to be a photo opportunity for ...

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Picture of a red frog clinging to a leaf

Forty Winks

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2015

Not even an intrusive camera lens could disturb this little amphibian. Your Shot member Mihir Ranjan happened upon this sleeping ...

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Picture of a gorilla in an enclosure at the Dallas Zoo

Lost in Thought

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2015

This gorilla’s pensive gaze intrigued Your Shot member Daryl Tannis, who made this photo while at the Dallas Zoo ...

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Picture of vultures circling zebra carcass

Gory Feast

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2015

A Rüppell’s vulture lays claim to a dead zebra in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, while other Rüppell's ...

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Picture of a red fox drinking water

A Cool Drink

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2015

“I usually use this pond for taking pictures of birds,” writes Your Shot member Milan Zygmunt. “I didn’t expect ...

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Picture of an insect peeking over the side of a leaf

Peekaboo

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2015

While in his garden at his home in İzmir, Turkey, Your Shot member Can Tunçer caught this inquisitive insect ...

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Picture of puffins resting on a rock in Iceland

Delayed Takeoff

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2015

Your Shot member Manuel Schulz traveled to Iceland to capture some images of the country’s avian residents. After deciding ...

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Picture of a Victoria’s riflebird in a mating display, Queensland, Australia

Flirt in Training

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2015

A young Victoria's riflebird practices a mating display he'll need when he's older and has undergone a ...

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Picture of a Cape leopard cub in South Africa

Cape Cub

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2015

A camera trap set in South Africa’s Cederberg Wilderness records the steady gaze of a Cape leopard cub. Though ...

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Picture of an Illiger’s macaw parrot

Color Screen

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2015

Preening brings out the coy side of a blue-winged macaw, also known as an Illiger's macaw. Found in the ...

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Picture of sea lions swimming in San Diego, California

Pinniped Playground

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2015

Photographer Megan Barrett had a ringside seat for this aquatic display in San Diego, California. "I happened upon this group ...

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Picture of a lioness gazing upward

Lion Below

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2015

A helicopter flying overhead captures the attention of a lioness as she walks through the tall grasses of Botswana’s ...

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Picture of a dog in front of the Yaquina Head lighthouse, Newport, Oregon

Beacon Bright

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2015

A patient dog makes a long exposure possible at the Yaquina Head lighthouse in Newport, Oregon, captured here by Your ...

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Picture of a goby camouflaged against a gorgonian

Reef Refuge

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2015

A goby is nearly imperceptible, camouflaged against a gorgonian in the waters of the Republic of Palau—but it didn ...

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Picture of wolf wading through lake water

Something’s Fishy

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2015

Researcher Ian McAllister used an underwater housing to get this intimate portrait of a wolf wading through the intertidal zone ...

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Picture of a fox jumping in snowy landscape

Dropping In

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2015

After following a den of foxes in Quebec for an entire summer, Your Shot member Denis Dumoulin knew that the ...

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Picture of a man sitting atop an elephant in Myanmar

Early Riser

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2015

A worker at a logging camp in Myanmar’s Bago region, where elephants have been used by loggers for centuries ...

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Picture of a peacock sitting on a wall in Austria

Fowl Play

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2015

A colorful peafowl seems to take in the view on the other side of the wall at Ambras Castle in ...

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 Picture of a wolf camouflaged in cedar boughs on the coast of British Columbia

Bough Wow

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2015

In British Columbia, a coastal wolf is well camouflaged in cedar boughs at the forest’s edge. Scientists have shown ...

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Picture of a heron standing in a river in Yokohama, Japan

Unmoved

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2015

In Yokohama, Japan, a white heron stands resolute against a rush of river water. Your Shot community member Arthur Matsuo ...

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Picture of a Labord’s chameleon on a branch, Madagascar

A Standout

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2015

A brightly hued Labord’s chameleon clings to a branch, standing in stark contrast to the surrounding dry brush. It ...

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Picture of a polar bear close to Beechey Island, Canada

Sun Exposure

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2015

Passengers on a tour of the Northwest Passage boarded Zodiacs near Beechey Island, Canada, after hearing of a possible polar ...

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Picture of a red fox in Estonia

Kit Friendly

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2015

Emerging from its den in southern Estonia, a fox kit appears to weigh the presence of Your Shot member Kalmer ...

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Picture of a pelican diving during a feeding session, Jurong Bird Park

Pelican Plunge

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2015

A pelican dives for fish during a feeding session at Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. Nikhil Rasiwasia’s hopes for ...

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Picture of a pair of young wolves living along the Pacific coast of Canada

Featherweights

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2015

At Canada’s western edge, beachcombing wolves swim between islands, eating whatever the sea serves up. Relatives babysit youngsters such ...

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Picture of a lion pride in Masai Mara, Kenya

Eyes on the Pride

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2015

Your Shot member Paul Lynch captured this “family portrait” while on a long-awaited trip to Kenya’s Masai Mara National ...

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