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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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Picture of a white-coated ermine in the snow in Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Winter White

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2015

Among the wildlife inhabiting Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park are ibex, chamois, red foxes, and ermines such as the ...

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Picture of a hiker resting beneath the stars in the Tyrolean Alps

Tyrolean Night

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2015

Moonlight floods snow-covered peaks in this high-altitude selfie captured in the Tyrolean Alps. “I put my camera on a 25-second ...

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Picture of fireflies lighting up a summer night in Tennessee

Flashes of Summer

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2015

Fireflies flash and streak through a Tennessee summer night, putting on a spectacular light show to seduce prospective mates. The ...

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Picture of a thunderstorm at the Mitten Buttes in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Monumental Storm

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2015

While touring Arizona’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Your Shot member Emma Rogers and her partner were undeterred from ...

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Picture of two manatees feeding in the freshwater springs of Crystal River, Florida

Spring Fed

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2015

“The winter season is when some manatees find sanctuary from the chilly Gulf of Mexico by migrating to the freshwater ...

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Picture of an abandoned house filled with sand in the mining town of Pomona, Namibia

House of Sand

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2015

In the abandoned diamond-mining town of Pomona on the Namibian coast, sand devours buildings like this one, a house on ...

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Picture of a canyoner descending a rock wall behind a waterfall in Kerenkali canyon, Indonesia

Inside the Drop

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2015

“As a professional canyoning photographer ... I had seen and taken plenty of shots from the top or bottom of a ...

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Picture of four sheep in what appears to be a posed portrait, New Zealand

Sheep Family Portrait

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2015

“While I was driving through a sheep farm near Waiuku, New Zealand, these four sheep stopped grazing to watch me ...

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Picture of jeeps driving through the Bolivian salt desert after the rain

After the Rain

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2015

“It rained during the second evening of our jeep tour of the Bolivian salt desert,” writes Your Shot member Guy ...

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Picture of a woman and cheetah silhouetted at sunset in Windhoek, Namibia

Sunset Walk

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2015

“I’ve long had a romance with wildlife and admired the work done by Marlice van Vuuren and her husband ...

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Picture of a northern flicker on a snowy branch in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Snow Bird

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2015

During a milder February day in Alberta, Canada, Your Shot member P. Vaudry went for a hike along the Bow ...

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Picture of a man on his way to sell do, a bamboo item used to catch fish in Vietnam

The 'Do' Seller

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2015

After the harvest, farmers in the village of Tat Vien in Vietnam’s Hung Yen Province spend their spare time ...

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Picture of the peaks of Gran Paradiso reflected in a still lake in Italy

Arcadian Oasis

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2015

A placid pond high in the Graian Alps mirrors the snow-crowned peaks of Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park—the ...

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Picture of two lion cubs sparring at Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Title Fight

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2015

“Late afternoon was when we happened upon a large pride of lions resting on a dam wall in Phinda, South ...

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Picture of a gondola on the Grand Canal at sunset, Venice, Italy

Sunset on the Grand Canal

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2015

A gondola floats through the waters of Venice’s famed Grand Canal at sunset. Venice's gondolas are painted black ...

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Picture of an Arabian horse running through open land in Egypt

Arabian Sight

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2015

“This Arabian mare was photographed in Dhashur, which is in the desert on the west bank of the Nile, not ...

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Picture of tawny frogmouths at rest in a tree in Queensland, Australia

Tawny Frogmouths

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2015

Tawny frogmouths gaze intensely from their perch on a golden shower tree in Queensland, Australia. Your Shot member Malcolm C ...

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Picture of housing developments on the edge of swampland in west Palm Beach County, Florida

Home on the Water

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2015

Some 2,100 miles of canals built over the past century to drain the Florida Everglades empty into the Atlantic ...

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Picture of two elephants in a tussle at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Trunk Show

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2015

“I’ve had a keen interest in wildlife from the time I was a little kid feeding the neighborhood elephant ...

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Picture of Cappadocia, Turkey, taken from a hot-air balloon

Turkish Air

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2015

“You cannot go to Cappadocia without taking a trip in a hot-air balloon and making some pictures—it's a ...

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Picture of boys dressed as bears for a Romanian Christmas caroling tradition

Ursa Minors

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2015

In Bucharest for the holidays, boys from Romania’s Moldova region participate in a tradition called ursul, dressing as bears ...

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Picture of snow cascading down rocky slopes in Gran Paradiso, Italy

Snow Fall

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2015

Late winter snow cascades down the rocky slopes of Valsavarenche valley in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. Ruinous avalanches ...

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Picture of a paraglider in the sky with Highland cattle in the foreground, Denmark

Cowabunga

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2015

Highland cattle ignore a paraglider in Denmark, where Your Shot member David Bengtsson seized an opportunity to capture his airborne ...

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Picture of people propelled into the air using high-pressure jets in Biscayne Bay, near downtown Miami

Jet Set

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2015

Though many coastal places around the world are at risk from rising sea levels due to climate change, Florida is ...

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Picture of colorful salt ponds in San Francisco Bay, California

Salt of the Bay

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2015

“I’m fascinated and drawn to these shapes and colors at sunset,” says Your Shot member Jassen T., who captured ...

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Picture of people shooting off fireworks at the Gion Matsuri festival in Toyohashi City, Japan

Fire Flies

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2015

“These homemade and handheld ‘pistol fireworks’ are used at the Gion Matsuri festival at the Yoshida Shrine in Toyohashi City ...

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Picture of an alpine meadow on a summer night in Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Alpine Oasis

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2015

Summer night falls over an alpine meadow stippled with wildflowers in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. In a busy ...

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Picture of two girls diving under a wave while surfing in Makaha on Oahu, Hawaii

Spiritual Revival

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2015

Best friends Ha‘a Keaulana, at right, and Maili Makana dive under a wave on their way to a surfing ...

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Picture of a pond in Poland on a misty December morning

Misty Morning Fog

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2015

“This beautiful pond is actually not too far from my home” in Poland, says Your Shot member Malgorzata Walkowska, who ...

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Picture of people at a temple in Kolkata, India, during a ritual showering of grain called Annakut

Annakut in Kolkata

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2015

Devotees catch rice during Annakut (“heap of grain”) celebrations at a temple in Kolkata, India. “I was keen to capture ...

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Picture of a yellow-billed Alpine chough flying above Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Bird of Paradiso

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2015

Gran Paradiso National Park is the oldest in Italy. Its namesake, the Gran Paradiso massif, rises 13,324 feet. Here ...

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