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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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Picture of a celebratory dance in front of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, Mexico

Crossing Cultures

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2015

“Plain luck” put Your Shot member Alex Visbal in the main plaza of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, during a ...

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Picture of two hikers on a journey in Val Formazza from above

Glacial Pace

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2015

Hikers journey across a glacier near the Formazza Valley on the Swiss-Italian border. “I was walking toward the top of ...

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Picture of a red fox camouflaged in the woods of Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Fox Found

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2015

Once a royal hunting retreat, Gran Paradiso National Park preserves a wild side of Italy. Here, a red fox lies ...

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Picture of Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland

Kirkjufell

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2015

Iceland’s Kirkjufell, which means “church mountain,” is located on the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the country’s ...

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Picture of three surfers preparing to head into the surf at Makaha in Oahu, Hawaii

Surfing Makaha

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2015

Located on the west coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Makaha has a reputation as a tightly cloistered community ...

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Picture of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe, Louisiana

On the Bayou

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2015

“I was up before sunrise on a chilly January morning in Monroe, Louisiana,” writes Keith Yahl, who shared this picture ...

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Picture of a sandhill crane at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico

Morning Takeoff

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2015

“Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico is a well-known winter home for thousands of migrating sandhill cranes ...

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Picture of calf and team ropers at a rodeo in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

In the Loop

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2015

Calf and team ropers chat before competing in the Lone Star Rodeo in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in this picture by Your ...

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Picture of Sarek National Park in northern Sweden

Rapa River Delta

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2015

“We went backpacking in Sarek National Park but wanted to go deeper into the wilderness, which is why we chose ...

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Picture of two humpback whales, an adult and a calf, swimming in the waters off Tonga

Two to Tonga

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2015

“This day the sea was clear and quiet,” writes Your Shot member Fabrice Guerin, who captured this picture of a ...

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Picture of Vestrahorn mountain in southeastern Iceland

A Curtain Lifts

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2015

Rain and fog nearly spoiled Your Shot member Johan Brouwer’s plan to photograph lava dunes during sunset near Stokksnes ...

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Picture of two bighorn sheep sparring in North Fork Canyon near Cody, Wyoming

Ram’s Eye

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2015

“During a recent trip to Wyoming to photograph wildlife, I made a point of stopping in the North Fork Canyon ...

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Picture of a shepherd trekking through the snow in northern Iran

A Day’s Work

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2015

A shepherd carries heavy luggage on a snowy mountain in northern Iran. According to Your Shot member Hemad Nazari, shepherds ...

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Aerial picture of water towers protruding through the clouds near De Soto, Kansas

Water Towers

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2015

"One morning as I lifted off from my local airport into perfectly clear skies, I could see these water towers ...

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Picture of a Nicobar pigeon in New York City’s Central Park Zoo

Flashy Feathers

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2015

"One of my favorite places to photograph exotic birds is in New York's zoo in Central Park," says Your ...

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Picture of street vendors at a busy market in Lagos Island, Nigeria

Local Color

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2015

Vendors hawk goods at one of many markets on Lagos Island, demonstrating the entrepreneurial fervor that has made Nigeria’s ...

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Picture of a group of eagles waiting for food, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Hungry Birds

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2015

“The bald eagle is an opportunist,” says photographer Klaus Nigge, whose images of bald eagles in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands ...

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Picture of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2015

A modern spin on Islamic architecture characterizes the exterior of the I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ...

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Picture of a salt marsh on the eastern shore of Virginia seen from above

Over the Bay

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2015

Shooting at Hog Island Bay on the eastern shore of Virginia, Your Shot member Gordon Campbell is inspired by the ...

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Picture of a group of women walking across the Hunza riverbed after gathering wood in Pakistan

Gathered Greens

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2015

A group of Wakhi women return from a daily excursion across Pakistan’s Hunza riverbed to gather fodder and wood ...

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Picture of a small cabin reflected in a lake on a misty day in Szodliget, Hungary

The Village

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2015

“This little lake is a part of my life,” writes Your Shot member Gabor Dvornik, who lives half a mile ...

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Picture of porcelain fungus mushrooms, Mount Olympus, Greece

Polished Porcelain

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2015

“I am a big fan of mushrooms,” writes Your Shot member Agorastos Papatsanis. He encountered these specimens on Mount Olympus ...

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Picture of coconut trees reflected in flooded paddy, Kerala, India

Morning Reflection

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2015

While on a stroll with friends one morning in a village near the Nilambur forest in Kerala, India, Your Shot ...

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Picture of a macro shot of an illuminated seashell

Star Bright

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2014

“I came across this sea shell and noticed the delicate patterns when I held it up to the light,” writes ...

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Picture of a woman wearing an oversize hat on a street in Cuenca, Ecuador

Unsolved Mystery

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2014

While strolling in a historic neighborhood in Cuenca, Ecuador, Your Shot member Fikry Botros noticed this outsize accessory lying near ...

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Picture of an explorer in Blombos Cave on the southern coast of South Africa

Artists’ Cave

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2014

Perched near Africa’s southern tip, Blombos Cave has yielded some of the earliest evidence of symbolic expression, including shell ...

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Picture of evergreen trees in the Maroon Bells Wilderness in White River National Forest, Colorado

Spruced Up

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2014

Evergreen trees populate the Maroon Bells Wilderness in Colorado’s White River National Forest. Photographer Pete McBride argues that management ...

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Picture of guests adorned in purple at a wedding in Lagos, Nigeria

Wedding Colors

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2014

In Nigeria it’s common to ask guests to wear color-coordinated outfits, called aso ebi, at social events, such as ...

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Picture of a train passing through a clearing of trees on a foggy day in Kashmir, India

Winter Hues

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2014

Photographing on a foggy morning near Pampore, India, Your Shot member Sajad Rafeeq waited half an hour for a passing ...

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Picture of ice crystals on a car window

Scattered Snow

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2014

“This photo was taken on a chilly morning in the Austrian Alps during our ski holiday,” writes Your Shot member ...

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