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Picture of buffalo in Li River, China

Soak in the Scenery

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2016

The Li River in China offers a grand view of towering karst peaks—and a cool place to rest for ...

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Picture of women sitting on the wall of a shrine in Lahore, Pakistan

Box Seats

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2016

In Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city, something has caught the attention of these women resting against a brightly painted ...

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Picture of a girl in an astronaut costume holding silver balloons 

Exploring All Avenues

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2016

In Huntington, New York, Your Shot member Juan Osorio’s daughter dreams of a trip that’s out of this ...

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Picture of a rainbow over Zion National Park, Utah

Weather the Storm

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2016

Waiting for a storm to pass in Utah’s Zion National Park paid off for Your Shot member RJ Hooper ...

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Picture of a ranger surveying a lava field in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hot Spot

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2016

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Virunga National Park, a ranger surveys a new lava field created by ...

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Picture of a year-old panda in a tree in China

Social Climber

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2016

Although giant pandas spend most of the day eating and sleeping, they love to climb and play. Here a year-old ...

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Picture of men chatting on an overlook in the Sarawat Mountains

Friends in High Places

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2016

While men chat on a perch in the Sarawat Mountains, sun rays create a dramatic sky over the valley below ...

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Picture of a harvesting machine and two trucks in a crystallizing pond near the Great Salt Lake, Utah

Precious Mineral

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2016

A harvesting machine gathers salt from a crystallizing pond near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The briny lake is ...

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Picture of macaws in Manú National Park, Peru

A Salty Snack

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2016

Clay cliffs just outside Peru's Manú National Park form a natural salt lick that attracts various animals, including these ...

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Picture of pedestrians crossing a street in Tokyo

Crossing the Lines

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2016

Pedestrians make their way across an intersection in Tokyo. Given the crowded intersections the city is known for, this crossing ...

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Picture of Greek ruins at sunset

Ruins of Worship

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2016

In Greece, twilight bathes the ruins of the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia at Delphi and its tholos, a circular building ...

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Picture of gorillas in Virunga National Park

Jewels of the Jungle 

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2016

A silverback from the 22-member Mapuwa family in Virunga National Park emerges from the jungle to keep an eye on ...

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Picture of two people crossing a rope bridge in disrepair in northern Pakistan

By a Thread

Photo of the Day, July 12, 2016

In northern Pakistan’s Hunza region, travelers cross what’s often called the most dangerous bridge in the world: the ...

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Picture of a stained glass window's multicolored reflection in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain

Different Light

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2016

Sunlight beams through a stained glass window in the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, spotlighting orbs of color onto an adjacent wall ...

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Picture of a red-colored tree surrounded by green vegetation in Horton Plains, Sri Lanka

Plain View

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2016

A lone red-colored tree stands amid a sea of lush greenery in Sri Lanka’s Horton Plains. Your Shot member ...

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Picture of the temple of Poseidon in Greece

Sea Meets Sky

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2016

Floodlights illuminate the temple of Poseidon, god of the sea, at Cape Sounion, Greece. The cults of ancient Greece helped ...

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Picture of a seal near water on Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Water's Fine

Photo of the Day, July 8, 2016

A seal readies itself to dive into the waters near Dunvegan Castle on Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The pinnipeds ...

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Picture of a boy on a horse in India

Man's Other Best Friend

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2016

The rising sun in Hyderabad, India, silhouettes a boy on his horse through an archway. While a horse won’t ...

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Picture of a rainbow over Havasu Falls in Arizona

Once-in-a-Lifetime View

Photo of the Day, July 6, 2016

A rainbow adds magic to an already paradisiacal scene captured by Your Shot member Cory Mottice at Havasu Falls, Arizona ...

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Picture of an ice cave on Lake Baikal in Siberia

Crystal Cave

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2016

An ice cave beckons on Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake, located in Siberia. Photographers eager ...

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Picture of hot-air balloons illuminated before launching in Canada

Flying Light

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2016

Like giant lanterns, hot-air balloons glow by the light of their burners “during a [sunset] kickoff for the Canadian Hot ...

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Picture of a river in Iceland from the air

Fire and Ice

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2016

A dramatic sunset colors Iceland’s landscape and sky. Your Shot member Konrad Kulis captured this aerial shot while “en ...

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Picture of tourists visiting the Erechtheion in Athens

Timeless Temple

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2016

People mill around the Erechtheion, a temple to Athena erected in 421–406 B.C., which occupies the most sacred ...

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Picture of a daddy longlegs walking across a leaf in Michigan

Larger Than Life

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2016

A harvestman cuts an intimidating figure, here silhouetted against a sunlit leaf in the Hofma Preserve in Grand Haven, Michigan ...

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Picture of a natural hole in the ocean in Oregon

Into the Deep

Photo of the Day, June 30, 2016

Seawater pours into the gaping maw of Thor’s Well in this photo submitted by Gary Fua. Located in Oregon ...

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Picture of Atlantic green sea turtles swimming in the Canary Islands

I Sea You

Photo of the Day, June 29, 2016

Scuba diving off Tenerife in the Canary Islands afforded Your Shot member G. Lecoeur an opportunity to capture this sharp ...

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Picture of a woman collecting water lilies in Vietnam

Morning Harvest

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2016

A woman harvests water lilies in the fertile Mekong Delta in Vietnam. “This is a one-kilometer [0.6-mile] pond,” Nhan ...

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Picture of a stretching lioness in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

A Slow Stretch

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2016

As ominously low clouds loom over the savanna, a lioness stretches—seemingly in no hurry to take cover—in Kenya ...

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Picture of the New York City skyline seen through colored glass

A Fresh Look

Photo of the Day, June 26, 2016

In this single-exposure image submitted by Your Shot member Dave Paek, the New York City skyline, including One World Trade ...

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Picture of the waterfront in Fenghuang, China

Time-Tested Town

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2016

Your Shot community member Dominic Rubin captured this waterfront image of Fenghuang, China. The ancient town, a World Heritage site ...

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Picture of lavender fields in Provence, France

Picturesque Provence

Photo of the Day, June 24, 2016

A single tree seems to throw forth robust, undulating rows of lavandin, a variety of lavender, in Provence, France. Lavender ...

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Picture of Dry Creek Falls in Oregon

A Cold Shower

Photo of the Day, June 23, 2016

Your Shot community member Robert Melgar offers a thrilling view of the 74-foot drop at the lower end of Oregon ...

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Picture of people swimming with bioluminescent organisms in Thailand

Halo Effect

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2016

Bioluminescent phytoplankton surround swimmers in circles of brilliant blue light. Your Shot member Will Strathmann captured this image while in ...

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Picture of a young tiger shark in Hawaii

Showing Its Stripes

Photo of the Day, June 21, 2016

A newborn pup captured by scientists in Hawaii (a tiger shark hub) has the distinct striped markings along its three-foot ...

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Picture of a retro motel in Rialto, California

West and Relaxation

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2016

A retro motel in Rialto, California, awash in the soft glow of twilight, beckons road-weary travelers. “In the American West ...

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Picture of children and a dog playing in a pond in Arkansas

A Fetching Diversion

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2016

“The kids [were] sick and it [had] been raining for 24 hours … We decided to drive to the neighbor’s ...

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