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Picture of construction at the Longmen Grottoes, Henan Province, China

Spiritual Niche

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2015

Construction vehicles work the ground at the Longmen Grottoes near Luoyang in Henan Province, China. Situated along both banks of ...

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Picture of a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park

Caught on Camera

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2015

A camera trap near Yellowstone National Park catches a grizzly bear stealing whitebark pine nuts from a squirrel’s cache ...

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Picture of a diver in front of a bait ball in Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, Mexico

All the Fish in the Sea

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2015

Your Shot member Jeff Hester was drawn to make this image because, he says, “I believe this is what our ...

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Picture of Cincinnati Fire Department recruits during a training drill

Top of the Ladder

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2015

Cincinnati Fire Department recruits participate in a morning drill. The assignment? Climb to the top of a hundred-foot aerial ladder ...

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Picture of a deer camouflaged in a field of dried sunflowers

Deer Hide

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2015

“This situation happened to come to fruition due to my five-year-old's love of the outdoors,” says Your Shot member ...

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Picture of policemen training in Kanker, Chhattisgarh, India

Grueling Coursework

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2015

Policemen in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh are put through a grueling commando course at the Counter Terrorism and Jungle ...

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Picture of a snowy owl in the snow near Quebec City, Canada

Against the Wind

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2015

A snowy owl appears to fight against the elements during extreme weather conditions near Quebec City, Canada. “I knew that ...

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Picture of amateur opera singers getting ready for a performance in China

Character Development

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2015

Amateur opera singers transform themselves into their characters before a performance in China. “They all have day jobs and are ...

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Picture of Nasca geoglyphs and the Pan American Highway, Peru

Lines in the Sand

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2015

The Pan American Highway cuts a modern path past some of Peru’s ancient Nasca lines, here captured from a ...

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Picture of a Suri woman dressed in a feathered costume representing a sacred bird, Jujuy Province, Argentina

Sacred Feathers

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2015

In Argentina’s Jujuy Province, the Suris, also known as Samilantes, are a cultural group within the Quechua community. This ...

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Picture of lightning strikes and bushfires in Western Australia

Bushfire Season

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2015

Lightning on a stormy evening near Port Hedland, Western Australia, ignites bushfires that send up an orange glow. A common ...

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Picture of tiger cubs playing at the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, India

Fearless Symmetry

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2015

It’s a rare and privileged experience to witness the interaction of tiger cubs in the wild, says Souvik Kundu ...

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Picture of a panda standing in a tree in a Chinese forest

Pandarama

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2015

In China to photograph the life of the giant panda and its environment, Your Shot member Marco Mattiussi obtained special ...

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Picture of a Sally Lightfoot crab riding on the back of an iguana in the Galapagos

Crabbing a Ride

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2015

"The setting was very eerie,” writes Your Shot member Nancy Leigh. “In the darkness [of] an overcast early morning, there ...

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Picture of evening snowfall at the Blue Pond, Hokkaido, Japan

Evening Snowfall

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2015

“When I arrived at the Blue Pond in Biei in Hokkaido, Japan, a lot of snow had fallen and the ...

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Picture of a self-portrait silhouette on a rock in Reata Pass, Arizona

Southwestern Sungraph

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2015

Your Shot member Andrei Stoica used the sun and an Arizona landscape to create this self-portrait for a recent community ...

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Picture of two sailfish headed toward a fish shoal in the Gulf of Mexico

The Twins

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2015

Every year, a sardine run occurs in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, says Your Shot member Fabrice ...

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Picture of an aurora seen from the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Iceland

Worth the Wait

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2015

“A beautiful and active aurora appeared the day after a storm had passed over Iceland,” writes Takashi Nakagawa, a member ...

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Picture of a large flamingo flock in Gujarat, India

Group Flight

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2015

“Lying on important flyways, the wetlands of Gujarat, India, are thronged by millions of birds migrating south in winter,” writes ...

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Picture of a fox walking across boulders in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Fox on the Rocks

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2015

Lingering at a lookout in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, Your Shot member Irina C. spotted this fox ...

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Picture of girls and young women, La Fiesta de la Preciosa Sangre, Teotitlan del Valle, Mexico

Parade Rest

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2015

In Teotitlán del Valle, Mexico, a group of unmarried young women and girls gather in front of Preciosa Sangre de ...

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Picture of an adult snow monkey holding a young snow monkey in Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Grooming the Young

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2015

A snow monkey grooms a youngster while soaking in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano Prefecture ...

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Picture of strobe rockets lighting up the sky in Mason City, Iowa

Rocket Land

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2015

Strobe rockets light up the night sky in Mason City, Iowa. Mason City is home to the Iowa Thunderstorm, the ...

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Picture of a carpenter ant emerging from a fanged pitcher plant in Borneo

The Pitcher and the Carpenter

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2015

The fanged pitcher plant and the carpenter ant (seen here in Borneo) have a mutualistic relationship: While the plant’s ...

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Picture of Hellenic cadets touring the Parthenon

Hellenic Cadets

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2015

Cadets from the Hellenic Military Academy tour the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Degraded by pollution, the ancient temple to the ...

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Picture of light striking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon before dawn

Light in Winter

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2015

Predawn sunlight strikes the South Rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon in this picture submitted to the recent Your Shot ...

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Picture of a polar bear and cub with prey in Kaktovik, Alaska

Catch of the Day

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2015

“The polar bears were usually playing, sleeping, and sometimes nursing,” writes Your Shot member Yoh Fong Chan of observing the ...

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Picture of mangrove trees in Cayapas Mataje Mangrove Reserve in northwestern Ecuador

Mixed Roots

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2015

The mangroves of the Cayapas Mataje Mangrove Reserve in northwestern Ecuador are the tallest in the world. The area is ...

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Picture of a high-foraging chamois in Gran Paradiso, Italy

High-Foraging Chamois

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2015

Springtime is when high-foraging chamois give birth; there are now about 8,000 in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park ...

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Picture of a constellation of orbs, rings, and halos hanging above the Greenland ice sheet

Icesheet #4727

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2015

A constellation of orbs, rings, and halos hangs above the Greenland ice sheet in this picture by Murray Fredericks, who ...

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Picture of waterfalls and fall foliage at Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

Falls in Autumn

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2015

Dispersing fog and a moment of sunshine bring the falls and foliage of Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park into ...

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Picture of a pronking springbok in Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa

Pronking Springbok

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2015

“I was on vacation in an area of South Africa where springbok are quite common, and I had a goal ...

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Picture of Danny MacAskill riding along the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Pinnacle

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2015

“We were near the summit of Sgurr Dearg, [also called] the Inaccessible Pinnacle, a famous feature of the Cuillin Ridge ...

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Picture of a solitary beaver in the snow in Lake Elmo, Montana

Winter Lodgings

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2015

A solitary beaver pauses at dawn on its way home from a night of chewing off tree branches, newly within ...

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Picture of people walking in and around Germany’s 1894 parliament building, the Reichstag

Berlin’s Reichstag

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2015

Berlin, the imposing power city at the heart of Europe’s 20th-century tragedy, is learning to live with its troubled ...

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Picture of locals in Myanmar walking down a path alongside cattle in the early morning

Burmese Day

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2015

While walking the mountain villages between Kalaw and Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma), Your Shot member Alexandros Tsoutis woke early ...

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