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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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Picture of a yellow street scene in Izamal, Mexico

Streets of Gold

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2016

A man’s shirt matches the golden hue of the buildings in the town of Izamal, Mexico. Situated in Yucatán ...

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Picture of bat hanging on branch in rain in Melbourne, Australia

Hangin' Around

Photo of the Day, June 17, 2016

“After the rain, it sometimes rains again, and when it does, what else is one to do except just hang ...

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Picture of a skier in Hakuba, Japan

Powdery Playground

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2016

A skier takes a route through the trees in Hakuba, Japan. Situated in the Japanese Alps, Hakuba is a favorite ...

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Picture of legs sticking out of a tent at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

A Perfect View

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2016

The sun’s rays set flame to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park’s most recognizable land features: the Mittens, the ...

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Picture of elephants from the air in the Okavango Delta

A Maze of Grass

Photo of the Day, June 14, 2016

A herd of elephants makes its way through Botswana’s Okavango Delta. “These animals move through the shallow waters of ...

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Picture of ice on Lake Baikal

Crackling Cold

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2016

The icy surface of Russia’s Lake Baikal cracks around the rocky outcropping of Elenka Island. Photographer Anton Petrus braved ...

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Picture of a seven-gill shark near Cape Town, South Africa

Underwater Wonderland

Photo of the Day, June 12, 2016

“You don’t need to travel far from cities to visit Narnia,” Your Shot member Tracey Jennings reminds us. This ...

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Picture of a drop of water on a Hosta fern

Rolling Green

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2016

A single droplet of rainwater sits on the leaf of a hosta plant, also known as a plantain lily. “The ...

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Picture of a train passing through Del Mar in California

Painted Passing

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2016

A train zips down the coastline in the beach city Del Mar, north of San Diego, California. Your Shot photographer ...

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Picture of people relaxing at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Dip Into the Blue

Photo of the Day, June 9, 2016

One of Iceland’s most visited attractions, the man-made Blue Lagoon in Reykjavík remains at a constant temperature between 98 ...

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Picture of a volcano in Hawaii

House of the Sun

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2016

Haleakalā is a massive dormant shield volcano on the Hawaiian island Maui, and Your Shot photographer RJ Bridges caught it ...

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Picture of a windmill and a bride in Spain

Watching Her Step

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2016

A bride steps carefully through the plains in front of a windmill, one of several in Campo de Criptana, Spain ...

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Picture of buffalo drinking water at night

A Nightcap

Photo of the Day, June 6, 2016

Under a starry night sky in Zimanga Private Game Reserve in South Africa, a group of buffalo finds a cool ...

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Picture of a red classic car and dilapidated buildings in Havana, Cuba

The Fabric of Life

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2016

“[This photo has] all the makings of a perfect artist’s palette,” writes Your Shot community member Toni Wallachy about ...

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Picture of a blooming cherry tree in Japan

Floral Fantasy

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2016

Delicate blossoms and a light haze seem to lend a bit of softness to the twisted, moss-furred branches of a ...

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Picture of a man in a crowd during Holi in India

Faith and Frolic

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2016

Amid a throng of energetic revelers, a man looks upward at a Holi celebration in India. “The unifying [festival of ...

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Picture of a boy playing on a basketball court in Hong Kong

Child's Play

Photo of the Day, June 2, 2016

Against the backdrop of a high-rise as colorful as the ball court, a child in Hong Kong lets off some ...

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Picture of a sea horse

Horse of Another Color

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2016

Using an underwater snoot, Your Shot community member Davide Lopresti made this bright photo of a sea horse. These delicate ...

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Picture of a window and bridge in Mumbai, India

In Good Shape

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2016

From his vantage point at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai, India, Your Shot member Fanil Rajgor made this ...

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Picture of women in traditional clothing climbing a hill in Peru

Fortune Favors the Bold

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2016

In the highland province of Canas in Peru, women dressed in traditional costumes ascend a hill, “where they will dance ...

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Picture of a pharaoh eagle-owl in a scrape

Desert Perch

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2016

From its preferred nesting environment—a scrape constructed within a rocky cliff or outcrop—this pharaoh eagle-owl scans the terrain ...

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Picture of lightning striking Uluru in Australia

A Striking View

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2016

Streaking from a sky as red as the earth, lightning strikes the famous dome-shaped, sandstone monolith Uluru, also known as ...

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Picture of people rinsing off on the beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Summit Meeting

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2016

In the low-angled light of afternoon, a woman and child shower on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ...

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Picture of an island in Sweden from the air

Dream House

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2016

During the last ice age, Sweden was covered by a blanket of ice. When the land thawed, myriad streams, rivers ...

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Picture of an ermine and melting snow in spring

Dressed for the Weather

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2016

An ermine, also known as a stoat or short-tailed weasel, emerges in its springtime coat. In the winter, these animals ...

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Picture of colorful houses in India

A Colorful Past

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2016

Built in the early 20th century by affluent members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Muslim traders, these houses add ...

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Picture of people and a baby in a boat in Cambodia

Still Waters

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2016

A baby naps in a rowboat on the Tonle Sap in Cambodia. The lake supports a massive freshwater ecosystem, which ...

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