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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of timber wolves in a wildlife facility in Indiana

Crying Wolves

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2014

"Wolves are especially hard to photograph in the wild," writes Petra Warner, a member of National Geographic Your Shot. "This ...

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Picture of a northern flicker in flight in Canada

Flight of the Flicker

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2014

A northern flicker flies from the nest it has chipped out of a tree at the edge of a small ...

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Picture of a king penguin standing in the snow

Whaling Away

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2014

"At the now abandoned Grytviken whaling station in South Georgia, this lone king penguin stood motionless for several hours, like ...

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Picture of sheep on a hillside in Saudi Arabia

Fleeting Sheep

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2014

"I saw this herd of sheep while driving in the mountains outside the town of Al Bahah during a photography ...

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Picture of an egret reflected in still water

The Elegance of the Egret

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2014

"I was driving through the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey on a foggy morning and noticed ...

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Picture of a baby baboon with its mother, Masai Mara, Kenya

Masai Moment

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2014

Your Shot contributor Bjorn Persson counts this picture of a baby baboon in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve as ...

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Herd of deer lured into the corral for miscalculation.

Ahead of the Herd

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2014

"I've been working on a photographic survey, 'The Saami of Russia,' for 22 years (since 1991)," writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of a horse in the woods in Spain

A Winter Walk

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2014

While walking in the countryside "enjoying the air, sounds, and colors of winter," Your Shot contributor Marisela Murcia Navarro suddenly ...

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Picture of a crabeater seal swimming off Antarctica

Seal of Disapproval

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2014

"Crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) are one of the most curious animals [I've been] fortunate to work with," writes Mariusz ...

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Picture of a flock of flamingos over Lake Logipi in Kenya

A Study in Pink

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2014

"We took off in a Cessna from a little dusty airstrip just beside Lake Turkana in northern Kenya," says Your ...

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Picture of a komodo dragon in Indonesia

Here Be Dragons

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2014

An adult Komodo dragon hangs out near Indonesia's Komodo village. With people living inside the dragon-protecting Komodo National Park ...

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Picture of a flock of great egrets in the Danube

Hungary Birds

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2014

“On a good day in the field, a birder might see a flock of birds,” writes photographer Réka Zsimon of ...

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Picture of an Atlantic walrus in the waters off Greenland

Walrus Interrupted

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2014

Atlantic walruses swim amid ice floes off the coast of Greenland.

See more pictures from the December 2013 feature story ...

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Picture of a grizzly bear covered in ice

Winter Layers

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2014

Having gorged on salmon to lay on fat for hibernation, a grizzly wears a coat of ice in Canada's ...

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Picture of a black rhino and a zebra standing on the Laikipia plains of Kenya

A Plain Difference

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2014

A black rhino and two zebras stand on Kenya's Laikipia Plains.

This photo and caption were submitted to Your ...

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Picture of a polar bear peering up through the melting ice of Hudson Bay, Manitoba

Bearing the Changes

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2014

"A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows ...

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Picture of a female cougar and kitten in Grand Teton National Park

Snow Cats

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2014

Experts thought cougars rarely socialize, but F51, a female living near Grand Teton National Park, traveled and fed with another ...

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Picture of a great grey owl camouflaged in a nest

Knot an Owl

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2014

A camouflaged gray owl protects its nest in this Your Shot picture chosen for the Daily Dozen roundup of editors ...

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Picture of a sea lion in the Sea of Cortez

Shy Sea Lion

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

The Midriff Islands in the Sea of Cortez ...

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Picture of elephants at an orphanage in Sri Lanka

There's Always One

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Elephants at the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, Sri ...

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Picture of a rhinoceros in Zimbabwe’s Matopos National Park

Imperiled Rhino

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Zimbabwe's Matopos National Park had 86 white ...

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Picture of a deer in Richmond Park, London

Deer, Richmond Park

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

This was taken in early morning at Richmond ...

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Picture of a bird flapping its wings reflected in a pool of water in Hungary

Reflection, Hungary

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Misty summer photo, Nagykanizsa, Hungary

(This photo and ...

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Picture of a trio of eastern screech owlets in a woodpecker nest

Eastern Screech Owlets

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Eastern screech owls like to take over woodpecker ...

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Picture of a flock of seagulls over Alaska

Seagulls, Alaska

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

This image was taken while flying in a ...

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Picture of a cheetah after a kill in the Serengeti

Cheetah, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

A gazelle's blood stained the cheetah's mouth. Taken in ...

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Picture of swans gathered on the surface of the water in Slovakia

Swans, Slovakia

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

Swans and ducks, Piešťany, Slovakia

What Makes This a Photo of ...

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Picture of a pair of penguins in Antarctica

Penguin Pair, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

I took this picture at Port Lockroy during my trip to ...

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Picture of a flock of starlings in the United Kingdom

Starlings, United Kingdom

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

A flock of starlings takes flight at the moment of shutter ...

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Picture of a leopard sitting in a baobab tree in Botswana

Leopard, Okavango Delta

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

A leopard sits in an ancient baobab tree in ...

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Picture of a female cassowary in Australia

Cassowary, Australia

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

A cassowary peers through foliage in northeast Queensland, Australia ...

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Picture of two male lions in the Serengeti

Lions, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

For male Serengeti lions like Hildur and C-Boy, teamwork ...

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Picture of an alligator in the Okefenokee Swamp

Alligator, Okefenokee Swamp

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

An alligator walks in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge ...

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Picture of a pride of lions on an evening hunt in the Serengeti, Tanzania

Lions, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Dusk is a busy time for the Vumbi pride ...

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Picture of twin red pandas at the Lincoln Children's Zoo, Nebraska

Red Pandas, Lincoln Children's Zoo

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Twin three-month-old red pandas (Ailurus fulgens fulgens) huddle together ...

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Picture of a Diana monkey at the Omaha Zoo in Nebraska

Diana Monkey, Omaha Zoo

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Sartore photographed this female Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana) at ...

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