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Photo of the Day : Animals

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Picture of a fox jumping in snowy landscape

Dropping In

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2015

After following a den of foxes in Quebec for an entire summer, Your Shot member Denis Dumoulin knew that the ...

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Picture of a man sitting atop an elephant in Myanmar

Early Riser

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2015

A worker at a logging camp in Myanmar’s Bago region, where elephants have been used by loggers for centuries ...

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Picture of a peacock sitting on a wall in Austria

Fowl Play

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2015

A colorful peafowl seems to take in the view on the other side of the wall at Ambras Castle in ...

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 Picture of a wolf camouflaged in cedar boughs on the coast of British Columbia

Bough Wow

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2015

In British Columbia, a coastal wolf is well camouflaged in cedar boughs at the forest’s edge. Scientists have shown ...

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Picture of a heron standing in a river in Yokohama, Japan

Unmoved

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2015

In Yokohama, Japan, a white heron stands resolute against a rush of river water. Your Shot community member Arthur Matsuo ...

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Picture of a Labord’s chameleon on a branch, Madagascar

A Standout

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2015

A brightly hued Labord’s chameleon clings to a branch, standing in stark contrast to the surrounding dry brush. It ...

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Picture of a polar bear close to Beechey Island, Canada

Sun Exposure

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2015

Passengers on a tour of the Northwest Passage boarded Zodiacs near Beechey Island, Canada, after hearing of a possible polar ...

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Picture of a red fox in Estonia

Kit Friendly

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2015

Emerging from its den in southern Estonia, a fox kit appears to weigh the presence of Your Shot member Kalmer ...

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Picture of a pelican diving during a feeding session, Jurong Bird Park

Pelican Plunge

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2015

A pelican dives for fish during a feeding session at Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. Nikhil Rasiwasia’s hopes for ...

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Picture of a pair of young wolves living along the Pacific coast of Canada

Featherweights

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2015

At Canada’s western edge, beachcombing wolves swim between islands, eating whatever the sea serves up. Relatives babysit youngsters such ...

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Picture of a lion pride in Masai Mara, Kenya

Eyes on the Pride

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2015

Your Shot member Paul Lynch captured this “family portrait” while on a long-awaited trip to Kenya’s Masai Mara National ...

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A huge amass of Quelia birds, flocking from bush to bush, flew dramatically over a group of grazing and nonchalant Zebras.

Flocking Together

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2015

“It was at the end of a long day in South Luangwa, Zambia and the sun was beginning to set ...

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Picture of a northern gannet bringing nest-building material to its mate, Bonaventure Island, Quebec

The Offering

Photo of the Day, September 5, 2015

A northern gannet brings home the building materials on Bonaventure Island in Quebec, Canada. Your Shot member Jacques-André Dupont spent ...

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Picture of a husky puppy swimming in the waters off Tulamben, Bali

Sea Dog

Photo of the Day, September 3, 2015

A four-month-old husky named Michelle swims in the waters off Tulamben, Bali. Your Shot member Novrizal Herdananto captured this “lucky ...

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Picture of polar bears waving at the camera

Well, Hello There

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2015

“It was a surreal experience to be in the presence of these magnificent creatures,” writes Your Shot member Laura Keene ...

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Picture of a penguin jumping out of the water onto the ice, Gould Bay, Antarctica

When Penguins Fly

Photo of the Day, August 18, 2015

An emperor penguin bursts from its watery hunting ground in Gould Bay, Antarctica. The largest of all penguins, flightless emperors ...

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Picture of a chameleon snaring an insect with its tongue

Tongue Lashing

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2015

An insect succumbs to a foraging Calumma chameleon, whose extremely sharp vision allows it to project its long tongue with ...

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Picture of an elephant emerging from the Shire River, Liwonde National Park, Malawi

Water for Elephant

Photo of the Day, August 12, 2015

A bull elephant fully emerging from the Shire River in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park surprises a boat ferrying Your ...

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Picture of a herd of elephants walking with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background

Elephants on Parade

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2015

In the first morning light, female elephants and their young cross the plains of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park to ...

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Picture of a pod of dolphins, Makua, Hawaii

Poster Dolphins

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2015

A pod of spinner dolphins swims off Makua Beach, Hawaii, in this picture captured by Your Shot member Erika Hart ...

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Picture of a mouse poking its head out of a hole

Who’s There?

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2015

“Who was knocking on my door?” This is what Your Shot member Cezary Wyszynski imagines this mouse thinking as it ...

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Picture of a lionfish underwater in the Red Sea

Sunblocker

Photo of the Day, July 12, 2015

Traveler Photo Contest entrant Christian Schlamann encountered this “very friendly and curious lionfish” in the Red Sea. Native to the ...

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Picture of a chameleon

Golden Eye

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2015

A chameleon heads for a heat lamp in Chester, England, “at an incredibly slow pace, with robotic movements,” writes Your ...

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Picture of a red fox walking in the snow.

Fox Spring

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2015

A red fox levels a suspicious gaze on a spring day near Iqaluit on Baffin Island in the Canadian territory ...

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Picture of a willow warbler splashing in a fountain

Put a Wing on It

Photo of the Day, June 29, 2015

In this picture by Mohd Khorshid, a willow warbler splashes in a pool of water in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. Willow ...

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Picture of a humpback whale breaching in Witless Bay, Canada

Bay Breach

Photo of the Day, June 26, 2015

“This image was captured as we were returning from a fruitless search for active humpback whales,” writes David Howells, who ...

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Picture of orcas hunting herring off the coast of Norway

Killer Tails

Photo of the Day, June 21, 2015

Orcas show their smarts by working together to whip up a meal. Here, a pod hunts for herring in Norway ...

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Picture of a camel with an open mouth, Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Big Yawn

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2015

“After carrying me to the viewpoint, my sleepy camel seemed happy to have a rest,” writes Your Shot member Claire ...

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Picture of a buffalo at a pool of water in South Dakota

Buffalo Head

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2015

“I was traveling through South Dakota and decided to visit Custer State Park during their annual buffalo roundup,” writes Wes ...

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Picture of a Hawaiian petrel

What Feeds Beneath

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2015

While on an expedition at Todos Santos in south Baja California, Mexico, Your Shot member Alejandro Prieto was searching for ...

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Picture of white rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

The Power of Few

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2015

“The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino,” writes ...

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Picture of meerkats looking into the distance

Staring at the Sun

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2015

A meerkat family warms up at sunrise in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. “Shortly after waking up, a meerkat family—also called ...

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Picture of a dog playing with toy balls

Double Trouble

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2015

Ethel the Great Dane attempts the impossible on a spring day in northern Kentucky. “I am constantly drawn to her ...

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Picture of a close-up detail of a fruit fly’s eye

Eye Sight

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2015

A scanning electron microscope (SEM) captures the intricacies of a fruit fly’s eye. The compound eye is a tightly ...

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Picture of a robber fly, South Africa

Robber at Rest

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2015

A robber fly saved from a pool rests on the tip of a bottlebrush flower in Boksburg, South Africa. Using ...

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Picture of a swirling school of sardines, Thousand Steps Reef, Bonaire

Circle of Life

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2015

A shoal of sardines resembles an eye on the ocean depths as it swirls near the surface at Thousand Steps ...

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