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Picture of an aerial view of lines outside the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Curly Queues

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2015

In Paris, the Eiffel Tower attracts nearly seven million visitors a year. Here, lines form and fluctuate beneath La Dame ...

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Picture of residents of Hangzhou, China, playing basketball against the backdrop of an Eiffel Tower replica

Game of Towers

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2015

Sometimes called the “Paris of the east,” the city of Hangzhou in eastern China rose to its reputation with an ...

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Picture of waterfalls at Kirkjufell, Iceland

Peeking Kirkjufell

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2015

Located on the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland, Kirkjufell, which means “church mountain,” is said to be ...

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Picture of a man diving into the ocean on Caleta Beach in Cadiz, Spain

Tide Is High

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2015

“Pay attention,” Your Shot member Fran Virues Avila was told by the diver seen here. “My jump will be worthy ...

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Picture of the Rattray Head lighthouse, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Painted Pink

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2015

Sunset surrounds the late 19th-century Rattray Head lighthouse in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Your Shot member Grant Glendinning captured the dusk’s ...

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Picture of two men riding a camel in Abu Dhabi and an Arabian oryx skull

Skin and Bones

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2015

Having succumbed to the forces of man or nature, an Arabian oryx leaves behind its skull and well-weathered horns. The ...

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Picture of willow trees in Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Rising Up

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2015

The famed water-bound willows of Glenorchy, New Zealand, rise from Lake Wakatipu on the country’s South Island. Your Shot ...

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Picture of salt farmers working near the ocean

The Pinch of Salt

Photo of the Day, August 26, 2015

“Salt farming is sadly a dying trade in Bali,” writes Your Shot member Jino Lee. But on the east side ...

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Picture of swimmers in a pool seen from above

Pooling Around

Photo of the Day, August 25, 2015

Shot with a film camera, this photograph by Thomas Sterr captures a day at the pool for hotel guests in ...

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Picture of a man riding a bike and towing his dog on a skateboard, Taipei, Taiwan

New Tricks

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2015

Towing his dog behind him, a man bicycles down a sidewalk in Taipei, Taiwan. Your Shot member Chuan Teik Heng ...

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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 family walking at sunset, Nicolae Romanescu Park, Craiova, Romania

Over Craiova

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2015

A family takes a sunset walk in Nicolae Romanescu Park in Craiova, a university town in southern Romania. A rich ...

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Picture of climber Mark Jenkins near the summit of Hkakabo Razi in Myanmar

Elusive Summit

Photo of the Day, August 21, 2015

Blocked by tooth-like spires, author and adventurer Mark Jenkins turns back from the ridge leading to the snowy summit of ...

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Picture of a woman walking her dog in the Piazza del Campo, Siena

Dogged Light

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2015

A woman walks her dog on the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy. The Tuscan city’s social and commercial ...

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Picture of a traditional female Balinese dancer performing at a festival, Indonesia

Festival Night in Ubud

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2015

“The superb dancing of the Balinese is based on Hindu mythology and is both exotic and powerful in its presentation ...

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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 sunrise in the town of Zermatt, Switzerland

Matterhorn in the Morning

Photo of the Day, August 17, 2015

While spending the winter holidays with family in Zermatt, Switzerland, Your Shot member Andrey Omelyanchuk found that most of the ...

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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 girls on the way from working on the beach

The Way Home

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2015

In this picture by Your Shot member Ngan Phan, young women traverse a sandy beach after a day of work ...

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Picture of sand dunes in the Dubai desert as seen from a hot-air balloon

Sand Waves

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2015

“As we floated over the Dubai desert in a hot-air balloon at sunrise, I was captivated by the plays of ...

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Picture of a Thai farmer working in a rice field

In the Frame

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2015

A woman harvests rice from a field in Thailand in this picture by Your Shot member Sarawut Intarob. The photo ...

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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 hikers climbing backcountry mountains in Alaska

Alaskan Air

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2015

“It is hard to ascend a mountain but it is worth it when you see views from the top and ...

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Picture of sharks and divers swimming off the coast of Cuba

Sea Life

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2015

Divers mingle with sharks in Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina marine preserve, located off the island country’s southern ...

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Picture of sand dunes and camelthorn trees in Deadvlei, Namibia

A Night at Deadvlei

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2015

“The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadvlei,” writes Beth McCarley, who was photographing in Namibia ...

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Picture of two men sitting on a bench in Varese, Italy

Silent Treatment

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2015

A street candid captured by Your Shot member Emanuele Toscano in Varese, Italy, seems to hint at an earlier feud ...

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Picture of a child standing on a garbage pile in Cambodia

Window on Poverty

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2015

Amid the haze of toxic fumes from burning garbage, in an atmosphere filled with the overpowering stench of rotting waste ...

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Picture of a baby humpback whale

Big Baby

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2015

A young humpback whale eyes Your Shot member Karim Iliya, who spotted the calf and its mother while diving in ...

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Picture of a woman in the attic in a tutu

The Dancer

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2015

“This picture was taken in the attic of an old house in Ferrara, Italy,” writes Your Shot member Giulia Pesarin ...

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Picture of a tornado touching down in Colorado

Storming Away

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2015

“This was the last picture [from] an incredible day,” writes Your Shot member Cristiano Xavier. “We saw more than 15 ...

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Picture of a camel caravan at sunset

Arabian Light

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2015

In the United Arab Emirates, Your Shot member Rogel Tura captured this iconic silhouette while traveling in the desert at ...

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Picture of a girl playing hide-and-seek

Moments From Above

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2015

“Sophia’s favorite game is hide-and-seek,” writes Your Shot member Juan Carlos Osorio, who captured this picture of his daughter ...

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Picture of the worn hands of an elderly man from Bangladesh

Hands of Time

Photo of the Day, August 1, 2015

“Sometimes texture shows ... time,” writes Your Shot member Dolon archi, who captured this shot of an elderly man’s hands ...

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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 man skiing in the Austrian Alps

Passing By

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2015

Passionate ski mountaineer and Your Shot member Peter Svoboda loves minimalist compositions in his winter-themed mountain photography. Svoboda saw this ...

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Picture of rice terraces in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam

Painting With Land

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2015

Terraced rice fields are seen from above in Lao Cai Province in northern Vietnam. Rice is one of the country ...

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