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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of two foxes chasing each other in the snow in Hokkaido, Japan

Wild Abandon

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2016

“Early spring is in the air,” writes Hiroke Inoue, a Your Shot community member who snapped this photo of red ...

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Picture of coho salmon fry in an aquarium

Small Fry

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2016

“Coho salmon fry peer out of their tank at an elementary school,” writes Your Shot member Eiko Jones, who submitted ...

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Picture of a mother and baby baboon in Kibale National Park, Uganda

A Light Burden

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2016

A young olive baboon (Papio anubis) clings to its mother’s back in Uganda’s Kibale National Park. The park ...

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Picture of cranes flying in Israel

Rest Stop

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2016

In the golden light of morning, cranes take flight in Israel’s Hula Valley nature reserve. Millions of migrating birds ...

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Picture of a silvereye on flowers in New Zealand

Simply Irresistible

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2016

A New Zealand silvereye stretches toward a Puya alpestris, a dramatically colored flowering plant that is native to Chile and ...

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Picture of two purple glossy starlings at the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri

Pearlescent Pair

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2016

This portrait of a pair of purple glossy starlings (Lamprotornis purpureus) at the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri was taken ...

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Picture of horses and a dog in a snowy pasture in Bucovina, Romania

Harmonious Horseplay

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2016

While a little dog frolics past, horses nuzzle in a snowy pasture in Bucovina, Romania. Photographer Mihaela Jurca, who submitted ...

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Picture of giant tortoises on the island of Grande Terre, Seychelles

A Daytime Retreat

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2016

Aldabra giant tortoises escape searing daytime heat by taking refuge in caves within the rugged coral rock of the island ...

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Picture of a red-eyed tree frog in Costa Rica

Don't Blink

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2016

While exploring in Vara Blanca, Costa Rica, Your Shot photographer Sammantha Fisher captured this image of the nocturnal red-eyed tree ...

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Picture of a detail of a southern ground-hornbill's eye

An Exquisite Eye

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2016

Vertebrate eyes—like this eye of a juvenile female southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)—are all variations on the same basic ...

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Picture of two herons in a tree in Florida

A Peck on the Beak

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2016

Yellow-crowned night herons (Nyctanassa violacea) are usually dormant during the day, but Your Shot member Christine Sandberg caught these two ...

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Picture of a gecko in a terrarium in Warsaw

Peekaboo

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2016

This pet Mediterranean house gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) that lives with Your Shot members Dariusz Kucharski and Kornelia Kucharska is a ...

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Picture of a white tern flying near a beach in the Seychelles

Taking Flight

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2016

A white tern flits through regenerating native forest on Cousine, a private island off the coast of Praslin and one ...

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Picture of a red panda inside a zoo enclosure in Darjeeling, India

A Ponderous Panda

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2016

A red panda appears to be deep in thought at the Darjeeling Zoo in West Bengal, India, home to a ...

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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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