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Photo of the Day : Animals

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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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Picture of two bighorn sheep sparring in North Fork Canyon near Cody, Wyoming

Ram’s Eye

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2015

“During a recent trip to Wyoming to photograph wildlife, I made a point of stopping in the North Fork Canyon ...

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Picture of a Nicobar pigeon in New York City’s Central Park Zoo

Flashy Feathers

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2015

"One of my favorite places to photograph exotic birds is in New York's zoo in Central Park," says Your ...

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Picture of a group of eagles waiting for food, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Hungry Birds

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2015

“The bald eagle is an opportunist,” says photographer Klaus Nigge, whose images of bald eagles in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands ...

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Picture of two bald eagles vying for a spot on the same post, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Incoming Flight

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2014

Two bald eagles aim for the same post in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. According to Klaus Nigge, who wrote the ...

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Picture of a porcupine with its quills curling around its body

'Pine Needles

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2014

“The lines of the quills were perfect, forming a Fibonacci curl from the nose right to the end of the ...

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Picture of a herd of Icelandic horses, Icelandic highlands

Horses in the Highlands

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2014

“A great cloud of dust formed in the distance as we drove through the deserted Icelandic highlands,” writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of a gray langur in Anand, Gujarat, India

Gray Langur at Rest

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2014

“I was in my college parking lot, and this monkey appeared on this tree in front of me,” writes Hemin ...

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Picture of cheetahs resting on the plains of the Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa

The Lookout

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2014

“After losing their kill to a huge gathering of vultures, these cheetahs took time out to rest from their hunting ...

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Picture of camels at the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, India

Fair Day’s End

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2014

Camels make their way over dusty terrain at the close of the annual Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, India. “There were ...

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Picture of ants building a bridge with their bodies, Indonesia

Bodybuilders

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2014

Ants build a bridge with their bodies to reach food on a higher branch in Mataram, Indonesia. “I often observe ...

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Picture of two rutting stags in Richmond Park in London, England

Dearly Beloved

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2014

“I was so lucky,” says Your Shot member Bartek Olszewski, who found this scene on entering London’s Richmond Park ...

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Picture of brown pelicans, Deveaux Bank, South Carolina

Bird Bank

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2014

Thousands of brown pelicans find a safe place to nest on South Carolina’s Deveaux Bank, one of the largest ...

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Picture of a troop of Barbary macaques, Middle Atlas mountains, Morocco

Monkeying Around

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2014

In Morocco’s Middle Atlas mountains, a Barbary macaque pauses for a snack after a bout of playing with other ...

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Picture of a fur seal diving under the surf off Cape Town, South Africa

Seal Dive

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2014

Southern Africa has some of the world’s richest waters. But debate swirls over how to sustain these seas and ...

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Picture of a gull flying over Mercury Island near the Diamond Coast, Namibia

Home to Roost

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2014

Gulls, gannets, and penguins are neighbors on Mercury Island, near the Diamond Coast of Namibia. The country’s first marine ...

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