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Picture of a traveler at sunrise on a tour of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni Sunrise

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2014

“No wind, no sound—it was a very calm morning,” writes Hideki Mizuta, a member of our Your Shot community ...

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Picture of Shiite Muslims mourning during Ashura, Bijar, Iran

Ashura in Bijar

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2014

Shiite Muslims in Bijar, Iran, mourn during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram, the first month ...

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Picture of people paragliding in front of Mount Fuji, Japan

Air Traffic

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2014

Paragliders stipple the sky above Japan’s Mount Fuji in this picture by Your Shot member Takashi, who writes: “I ...

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Picture of a herd of Icelandic horses, Icelandic highlands

Horses in the Highlands

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2014

“A great cloud of dust formed in the distance as we drove through the deserted Icelandic highlands,” writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of Mount Asgard, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada

Twin Peaks

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2014

Emerging from behind a snowstorm, morning sunlight strikes the distinctive double peaks of Mount Asgard on Baffin Island in Canada ...

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Picture of ballet dancers getting ready for a photo shoot in Walla Walla, Washington

Between Takes

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2014

Dancers get into position before a photo shoot at the Walla Walla Dance Company in Washington State. “I wanted to ...

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Picture of palm trees in the mist on Mandalay Beach, Oxnard, California

Misty Mandalay

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2014

“It was freezing cold for southern California,” writes Your Shot member Toshi Miyamoto, who attempted to keep his triplets entertained ...

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Picture of a diver at a pool in Miami, Florida

Sky Dive

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2014

A member of the University of Miami diving team is captured mid-arc against a partly cloudy South Florida sky. Your ...

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Picture of a plane flying over the Holuhraun lava field in Iceland

Fiery Flyby

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2014

“Every Icelander has watched this from the day that the earthquakes under the Bárðarbunga volcano on the Vatnajökull glacier started ...

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Picture of youths exploring Roman ruins at Samaria-Sebaste, a West Bank archaeological site

Layered Land

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2014

Youths explore Roman ruins at Samaria-Sebaste, a West Bank archaeological site divided between Israeli and Palestinian control. A forum and ...

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Picture of a gray langur in Anand, Gujarat, India

Gray Langur at Rest

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2014

“I was in my college parking lot, and this monkey appeared on this tree in front of me,” writes Hemin ...

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Picture of cheetahs resting on the plains of the Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa

The Lookout

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2014

“After losing their kill to a huge gathering of vultures, these cheetahs took time out to rest from their hunting ...

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Picture of a woman collecting wild water lilies in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Floating Season

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2014

“During the floating season on the Mekong Delta, wild water lilies grow in the rice fields now covered by water ...

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Picture of lights and mist seen from Tunnel Overlook, Yosemite Valley, at night

Night Falls

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2014

Though most photographers leave Yosemite National Park’s Tunnel View overlook when the direct light of sunset has disappeared, Your ...

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Picture of camels at the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, India

Fair Day’s End

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2014

Camels make their way over dusty terrain at the close of the annual Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, India. “There were ...

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Picture of ants building a bridge with their bodies, Indonesia

Bodybuilders

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2014

Ants build a bridge with their bodies to reach food on a higher branch in Mataram, Indonesia. “I often observe ...

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Picture of rolling hills covered in hoarfrost, Pestera, Romania

Lofty Frosts

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2014

Frost settles over the village of Peştera, Romania, in this picture by Your Shot member Eduard Gutescu.

Gutescu’s picture ...

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Picture of two rutting stags in Richmond Park in London, England

Dearly Beloved

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2014

“I was so lucky,” says Your Shot member Bartek Olszewski, who found this scene on entering London’s Richmond Park ...

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Picture of brown pelicans, Deveaux Bank, South Carolina

Bird Bank

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2014

Thousands of brown pelicans find a safe place to nest on South Carolina’s Deveaux Bank, one of the largest ...

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Picture of the Ombrone River near Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy

On the Voltino Road

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2014

“The Voltino is a place near Grosseto in Tuscany, Italy,” writes Your Shot member Fulvio Morelli. “The road to get ...

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Picture of a troop of Barbary macaques, Middle Atlas mountains, Morocco

Monkeying Around

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2014

In Morocco’s Middle Atlas mountains, a Barbary macaque pauses for a snack after a bout of playing with other ...

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Picture of children sledding on a snow hill in Japan

The Children’s Place

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2014

Looking like playfully scattered confetti, children sled a snowy hill in Shizukuishi, Japan. Your Shot member Masami Murooka calls it ...

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Picture of a fur seal diving under the surf off Cape Town, South Africa

Seal Dive

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2014

Southern Africa has some of the world’s richest waters. But debate swirls over how to sustain these seas and ...

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Picture of Thiksey Monastery, Indus Valley, Ladakh, India

Spiritual Scale

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2014

Thiksey Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery known for its resemblance to Lhasa’s Potala Palace, sits at 11,800 feet ...

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Picture of Sherpa children in Kathmandu, Nepal

More Than Everest

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2014

For the Sherpas of Nepal, the years spent working on Mount Everest are fraught with danger. Some Sherpa families in ...

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Picture of a gull flying over Mercury Island near the Diamond Coast, Namibia

Home to Roost

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2014

Gulls, gannets, and penguins are neighbors on Mercury Island, near the Diamond Coast of Namibia. The country’s first marine ...

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Picture of a woman looking at the aurora borealis in the Northwest Territories, Canada

Sky Light

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2014

Viewed from a remote ecolodge, the aurora borealis unfurls over a snowy plain in Canada’s Northwest Territories. “Having always ...

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Picture of a snowy landscape at sunrise in Wisconsin

Morning Glory

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2014

“Many photographers prefer to photograph the world as the sun goes down,” writes Your Shot member Todd Klassy. “Me, I ...

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Picture of bagualeros searching for cattle on Antonio Varas Peninsula, Patagonia, Chile

The Bagualero Way

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2014

In the wilds of Patagonia, cowboys called bagualeros pit themselves against the meanest livestock on the planet. Here, bagueleros pause ...

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Picture of a swarm of locusts in Madagascar

Flight of Locusts

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2014

A dense swarm of locusts obscures a view of fields in Madagascar. Most destructive in sustenance farming regions of Africa ...

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Picture of balloons in a central square in Italy

Ballooning Kindness

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2014

Your Shot member Giorgio Lulli came across a charity event by chance one Sunday in the main square of his ...

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Picture of the Combahee River in South Carolina’s ACE Basin

Wild Wetland

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2014

Water—fresh, brackish, and salt—is the lifeblood of South Carolina’s ACE Basin. Along the Combahee River, wetlands veined ...

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Picture of a woman holding fish during a Bengali wedding ceremony, India

Funny Face

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2014

“The gaye holud is a traditional Bengali wedding ceremony in which the bride and groom are presented with fish dressed ...

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Picture of a stormy coastline in Durban, South Africa

Shores of Durban

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2014

“What drew me to this situation were the tempestuous tides and moody skies,” writes Juan Pinnick, a member of our ...

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Picture of an abandoned air hangar at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn

Hanging On

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2014

“I’m an airline pilot interested in both urban decay and aviation history,” writes Your Shot member Valtteri Murto, who ...

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Picture of a brown bear in Lake Crescent, Alaska

Tasty

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2014

While visiting Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park, Your Shot member Rob Daugherty planned to photograph coastal brown bears. He ...

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