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Picture of two male models walking along the beach, Port Royal, Jamaica

Model Behavior

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2015

“I was in Kingston, Jamaica, volunteering at an HIV ward at Missionaries of the Poor and trying to learn how ...

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Picture of a cormorant fisherman on a boat on the Li River, Xingping, China

Bird Feeders

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2015

Your Shot member Abderazak Tissoukai was near Xingping in China’s Guanxi region when he captured this picture of a ...

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Picture of dancers at the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, Philippines

Light in the Dark

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2015

Dancers pause during the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, the capital of the Philippine province of Cebu. The large festival ...

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Picture of a boy carrying a calf in Purulia, West Bengal, India

Kids in the Field

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2015

Your Shot member Jawed Alam was passing through a village near the Purulia district of West Bengal, India, when he ...

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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 workers hauling bricks in Kolkata, India

Pure Life

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2015

Laborers work among the dust and debris at a brick field in Kolkata, India. “Men and women work together every ...

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Picture of an ice crack on a frozen lake in Russia.

Cracking the Surface

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2015

“Ice on Lake Baikal is a very interesting phenomenon,” writes Your Shot member Alexey Trofimov. “Ice ridges, cracks, tears, hugging ...

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Picture of children looking at their reflection in a puddle

Friendly Reflection

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2015

“It had been raining all day in Luanda, Angola, where we live,” writes Pablo Ponti, a member of our Your ...

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Picture of girl standing near Baobab trees, Madagascar

Mother of the Forest

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2015

“These baobab trees on Madagascar are up to 800 years old,” writes Your Shot member Marsel van Oosten. Locally known ...

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Picture of a Newari living goddess putting on makeup, Nepal

Goddess Dressing

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2015

In Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, young Newari girls called kumaris are worshipped as living goddesses. Like other kumaris, Dangol, pictured ...

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Picture of vendors at the Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul, South Korea

Market Talk

Photo of the Day, May 20, 2015

While at the Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul, South Korea, Your Shot member Brian Hammonds was drawn to the contrast ...

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Picture of a camping tent near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park at night

Dome Light

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2015

“As technology shrinks the world around us, it becomes more and more difficult to find ourselves truly lost in the ...

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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 religious man with pins piercing his face in Bengal, India

Piercing Faith

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2015

A believer pierces his face during the Hindu festival of Charak Puja in West Bengal, India. “The rituals of Charak ...

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Picture of a young honeybee emerging from its cell for the first time

New Bee

Photo of the Day, May 15, 2015

A new honeybee emerges from a brood cell. In her six-week life span, this worker bee will forage for food ...

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Picture of a boy looking over a balcony into a courtyard, Kolkata, India

Tale out of School

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2015

Your Shot member Siddhartha Banerjee captured this picture during recess at a secondary school in Kolkata, India. “They had their ...

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Picture of a frozen spring pushing up through the ice in Nebraska

Spring Powered

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2015

A powerful spring pushes up through the ice of a Platte River backwater in Nebraska. Photographer Mike Forsberg’s project ...

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Picture of Godafoss, a waterfall in Iceland

Waterfall of the Gods

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2015

“Although the days are short in Iceland in February, the sun remains low on the horizon while it’s up ...

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Picture of a person overlooking a cloudy vista at night, Saudi Arabia

Peaceful Outlook

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2015

It took three days for Your Shot member Abdullrahman Almalki to capture the moment he wanted from this vantage near ...

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Picture of a man walking over a snowy bridge in Kashmir

Bridging the Gap

Photo of the Day, May 10, 2015

A Kashmiri man pulls a sledge meant to ferry tourists across a bridge in the mountain town of Sonamarg, India ...

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Picture of people walking in the snow in Vladimir, Russia

Changeable Spring

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2015

While traveling through Vladimir, Russia, Your Shot member Tatiana Touraeva and her family stopped to stroll around a historic section ...

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Picture of a surfer duck diving under a wave with a wooden alaia, Kona, Hawaii

Diving In

Photo of the Day, May 8, 2015

A woman duck dives beneath a wave on a wooden alaia, a modern rendition of an ancient Hawaiian surfboard. “The ...

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Picture of fireflies and stars at night in Tanzania

Night Moves

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2015

Constellations in the southern Milky Way compete with an earthly display of light near Tanzania’s Lake Natron. “These glowing ...

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Picture of an abandoned torpedo station, Gdynia, Poland

Factory Setting

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2015

An abandoned World War II torpedo station appears suspended between a moody sky and a calm bay near Gdynia on ...

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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 girls standing in front of a fan in Roswell, Georgia

Fan Girls

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2015

“We all know that sound it makes when you yell into a fan,” writes Kate Parker, who shared this picture ...

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Picture of men performing a ceremony at the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand

Temple Dance

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2015

A ceremony takes place in the courtyard of the Put Jaw Chinese Temple during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket ...

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Picture of a girl swimming with golden jellyfish, Jellyfish Lake, Palau

Yellow Jellies

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2015

The residents of Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk—one of the Rock Islands of Palau—surround a snorkeler in their ...

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Picture of a snowboarder jumping over an ice cave, Austria

In the Hole

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2015

To get this shot, taken in Austria, Your Shot member Christoph Jorda set up two Profoto B1 flash systems: one ...

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Picture of men sitting by a fire on the beach, United Arab Emirates

Fireside Chat

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2015

While shooting at the seaside in the United Arab Emirates, Your Shot member Muhammad Babar Swaleheen was about to pack ...

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Picture of traffic on a busy city road in Bangkok, Thailand, at night

Going Electric

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2015

Dams are rising all along the Mekong River to bring the people of Southeast Asia clean electricity. In Thailand the ...

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Picture of a man creating fire trails using burning wool on a starry night, Salcombe, England

Sparks Fly

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2015

Your Shot member Steve Bradburn used wire wool and a long exposure to create this fiery effect in Salcombe, England ...

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Picture of a man rowing a boat on the Yamuna River, Mathura, India

Boatman of Mathura

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2015

While taking pictures of Hindu holy men in the Indian city of Mathura—birthplace of the Hindu god Krishna—Your ...

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Picture of numerous red lanterns hung for the Spring Festival in China

A Stretch of Luck

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2015

Red lanterns create a decorative canopy during the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, a significant holiday during which millions ...

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Picture of a young girl having her face painted for the Angalamman festival, Tamil Nadu, India

The Fiercest Form

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2015

A young girl’s face is painted for a festival honoring the guardian deity Angalamman, “the fiercest form,” evoked in ...

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