Photo of the Day : Animals
Leap of Faith
Photo of the Day, October 29, 2014
A migrating wildebeest leaps into the low waters of the Mara River in Tanzania. Wildebeests begin their annual migration at ...
Lord of the Seas
Photo of the Day, October 27, 2014
“Off the coast of Guadalupe Island, great white sharks gather to feed on sea lions,” writes Marc Henauer of this ...
Photo of the Day, October 24, 2014
An Atlantic puffin returns from a successful fishing expedition in this picture captured in Iceland. A puffin can grip 20 ...
Near and Far
Photo of the Day, October 22, 2014
Elephants appear to patrol the Serengeti in this picture taken in Tanzania. A recent study found that ivory-seeking poachers have ...
Photo of the Day, October 21, 2014
A humphead wrasse, also known as a Napoleon wrasse, builds a living frame as it swims through a school of ...
Photo of the Day, October 13, 2014
A brilliantly colored flamingo nuzzles into its feathers during a midday break at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama. “The beauty ...
Photo of the Day, October 7, 2014
A wild ibex soars across Tapovan Creek, one of the many small tributaries that form the headwaters of India’s ...
Whale of a Tail
Photo of the Day, October 6, 2014
A sperm whale “waves goodbye” to Your Shot member Shane Gross, who had traveled to Sri Lanka’s east coast ...
In for a Treat
Photo of the Day, September 30, 2014
“This beautiful hummingbird had been dancing with this amazing flower in the Costa Rican highlands,” writes Your Shot member Florian ...
Photo of the Day, September 27, 2014
In California’s Central Valley, water in wildlife refuges is down by around 30 percent. Here, migratory geese on their ...
Call of the Wild
Photo of the Day, September 26, 2014
A lioness roars a warning to her cubs in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. “She was perched on a ...
Photo of the Day, September 24, 2014
An owl peers from a tree hollow in Northumberland, United Kingdom. After unlucky weather derailed a trip to see puffins ...
Photo of the Day, September 21, 2014
Famous for changing the color of their skin, chameleons are more like mood rings, with their color changes reflecting mood ...
Photo of the Day, September 5, 2014
Thousands of semipalmated sandpipers come in for a landing to feed on the shores of the Bay of Fundy before ...
Photo of the Day, September 3, 2014
Blacktip sharks, bluefin trevallies, and twinspot snappers (foreground)—ever watchful for a potential meal—throng a shallow passage into the ...
Photo of the Day, September 1, 2014
Hoarfrost settles on a moor along the border of Espace Rambouillet, a wildlife reserve near Paris, France, that’s home ...
Tip of the Iguana
Photo of the Day, August 30, 2014
Not quite as threatening as some sea monsters, a spiny-backed iguana floats by photographer Lorenzo Mittiga in the Bonaire Caves ...
Photo of the Day, August 23, 2014
"The Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, Texas, is my 'happy place' to spend time photographing the flowers and garden critters," writes ...
Photo of the Day, August 20, 2014
In other places around the world, coral has been decimated by bleaching and disease, but the southern Line Islands’ reefs ...
Photo of the Day, August 17, 2014
A blue heron catches the last rays of a setting sun at Great Falls National Park in Maryland.
"I go ...
Photo of the Day, August 10, 2014
A tokay gecko shows its true colors in the woods around Tangerang, Indonesia. Tokays are among the largest geckos and ...
Photo of the Day, July 29, 2014
A leopard gingerly crosses the branch of an acacia tree in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. “We were almost back to ...
Family Time at Gombe
Photo of the Day, July 24, 2014
The oldest chimp in Gombe and undisputed matriarch of the S family, Sparrow, a 56-year-old female (second from the right ...
Photo of the Day, July 19, 2014
"On my last day in Antarctica photographing emperor penguins at their nesting grounds, I came across this little hole (a ...
A Mother’s Love
Photo of the Day, July 12, 2014
A foal snuggles up to its mother at a private zoo in Querétaro, Mexico. “I was attracted by the newest ...
Photo of the Day, July 11, 2014
Endangered red-crowned cranes wade through frosty waters on a cold morning in Tsurui, Hokkaido, Japan. Here, they're considered one ...
Photo of the Day, July 8, 2014
A herd of elephants roams the orange-tinged landscape of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
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