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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of a short-eared owl in a reserve, Kuwait

Tree Pose

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2014

"A short-eared owl is in stretching and relaxing mode in a Kuwait natural reserve," says Mohn Khorshid, who submitted this ...

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Picture of a porcelain crab hiding in an anemone, Philippines

Crabby Boarder

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2014

A porcelain crab peers out from a sea anemone in this picture by Your Shot member Thomas Bannenberg, who captured ...

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Picture of a harp seal near the Magdalen Islands

Hugging the Ice

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2014

In a picture that appears in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a lone harp seal hugs thinning ...

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Picture of birds in Bharatpur’s Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India

Birds of Bharatpur

Photo of the Day, May 8, 2014

"The Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, is approximately 11 square miles" says Your Shot contributor Sreekumar Krishnan. "It ...

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Picture of a sheep at a farm sanctuary in Australia

Peter Out

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2014

Rescued sheep Peter relaxes in the afternoon sun at Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary in Australia. "I'm very lucky ...

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Picture of two Atlantic wolffish in their den, Bonne Bay

Wolffish Den

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2014

In this picture originally published in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a pair of Atlantic wolffish—named ...

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Picture of a white pony in Estonia

Happiness Is a Warm Sun

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2014

"It was the first beautiful winter day in over a month, and the sun came out and everybody just stopped ...

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Picture of a great gray owl in Yellowstone National Park

Raven Mad

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2014

A great gray owl sweeps its wing in Yellowstone National Park in this picture from Your Shot member Henrik Nilsson ...

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Picture of a Japanese white-eye

Bright Eye

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2014

"It was a warm day in spite of being early March, and I went out to photograph birds in Tokyo ...

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Picture of pelicans at Marina del Rey, California

Break Time

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2014

"This photo was taken at the break wall at Marina del Rey in southern California," says Your Shot member Karine ...

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Picture of a goldfish in a bowl

See Through

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2014

British artist and photographer Hugh Turvey uses x-ray technology to create what he calls Xograms, a fusion of visible light ...

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Picture of Galapagos sharks in the Indian Ocean

Atoll Tale

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2014

Young Galápagos sharks—found around tropical oceanic reefs worldwide—nose the camera in the lagoon of the Bassas da India ...

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Picture of deer in Hungary

Deer Sight

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2014

Roe deer, found throughout Europe, approach the edge of a forest in Bajzattanya, Hungary, near the village of Lónya on ...

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Picture a bat covered in pollen

A Movable Feast

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2014

A pollen-gilded bat (Phyllonycteris poeyi) emerging from a flower of the blue mahoe tree (Talipariti elatum) demonstrates the carrying capacity ...

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Picture of an arctic fox in Svalbard

A Fox Tale

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2014

"I was in Svalbard staying in an old trappers' cabin," writes Your Shot contributor Bjorn Anders Nymoen. "I was on ...

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Picture of a white horse

Fading Gray

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2014

Horses forever changed life on the Great Plains, and for Native Americans today, they endure as an emblem of tradition ...

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Picture of a hammerhead shark swimming among a school of fish, Galapagos Islands

Lone Shark

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2014

Your Shot member Denis Nezhentsev captured this underwater scene, a recent Daily Dozen selection, during a dive safari near Wolf ...

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Picture of an Amazonian royal flycatcher

Royal Crest

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2014

“For the last three years, I have spent my summers conducting biodiversity surveys with a team of other biologists and ...

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Picture of a bluefin tuna feeding on a fish in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Pursued

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2014

A voracious predator, the bluefin tuna feeds mainly on small fish, crustaceans, and squid. But it too is pursued relentlessly ...

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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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