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Picture of a man skiing in the Austrian Alps

Passing By

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2015

Passionate ski mountaineer and Your Shot member Peter Svoboda loves minimalist compositions in his winter-themed mountain photography. Svoboda saw this ...

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Picture of rice terraces in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam

Painting With Land

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2015

Terraced rice fields are seen from above in Lao Cai Province in northern Vietnam. Rice is one of the country ...

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Picture of Pope Francis greeting people in St. Peter’s Square

The People’s Pope

Photo of the Day, July 28, 2015

At a general audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis rides in a popemobile without the ...

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Picture of a man standing in the ocean with bioluminescent phytoplankton surrounding him

Bioluminous Larak

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2015

While walking along the shore of Larak, Iran—an island in the Persian Gulf—Your Shot member Pooyan Shadpoor came ...

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Picture of folk dancers at the Senor de Choquekillca festival in Peru

Audience Unmasked

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2015

Your Shot member Austin Beahm, a Latin American geography lecturer, uses photography to connect students to the beauty of the ...

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Picture of a Buddhist monk dressed for the black-hat dance, Bhutan

Black-Hat Dancer

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2015

A monk pauses for a breath before dancing out into the crowd at the annual Black-Necked Crane Festival in central ...

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Picture of Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring and visitors path from above

Over Yellowstone

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2015

The day Your Shot member Eric Smith first walked the path around Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic Spring, he ...

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Picture of a man steering a boat on the Ganges, West Bengal, India

The Boatman

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2015

“It was just before the autumn in Bengal, when I was searching for kash flower[s] here and there,” writes ...

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Picture of a dead tree overlooking Crater Lake with the Milky Way above, Oregon

The Show at Crater Lake

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2015

Specializing for the past four years in what he calls astrophotographic landscapes, Your Shot member Keith Marsh has captured the ...

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Picture of women selling items from steps at a market, Dalat, Vietnam

Step Sellers

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2015

In the mountain city of Dalat in southern Vietnam, women work on market steps—adapted to the sloped terrain—after ...

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Picture of the Yaqing Temple, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China

River of Ten Thousand Souls

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2015

Dwellings housing Tibetan Buddhist nuns flank Yaqing Temple in China’s Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Your Shot member Thierry Bornier ...

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Picture of a man carrying mirrors with people reflected in them, Kenya

Mirrored Gazes

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2015

Lake Turkana, the world’s largest permanent desert lake, sustains the tribes in Kenya’s remote north—but projects upstream ...

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Picture of lightning and a rainbow during a storm in Iowa

Warring Weather

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2015

While trying to provide storm coverage for local affiliates, Iowa storm chaser Paul Brooks followed a cell from Albia to ...

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Picture of a man surfing down the barrel of a wave

Perfect Ride

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2015

Your Shot member Massimo Rumi spent a month photographing on Sydney, Australia’s Bondi, Tamarama, and Bronte beaches, “where some ...

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Picture of a car seeking shade, White Sands, New Mexico

White Hot

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2015

“On a sun-bleached afternoon cresting 100ºF at White Sands National Monument [in New Mexico], I was making my way to ...

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Picture of a pod of dolphins, Makua, Hawaii

Poster Dolphins

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2015

A pod of spinner dolphins swims off Makua Beach, Hawaii, in this picture captured by Your Shot member Erika Hart ...

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Picture of Chhau dancer performing in costume, West Bengal, India

Chhau Dancer

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2015

A costumed Chhau dancer performs in Purulia in West Bengal, India. Prevalent in eastern India, the traditional martial and dramatic ...

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Picture of a mouse poking its head out of a hole

Who’s There?

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2015

“Who was knocking on my door?” This is what Your Shot member Cezary Wyszynski imagines this mouse thinking as it ...

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Picture of a lionfish underwater in the Red Sea

Sunblocker

Photo of the Day, July 12, 2015

Traveler Photo Contest entrant Christian Schlamann encountered this “very friendly and curious lionfish” in the Red Sea. Native to the ...

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Picture of a man crossing the road from shadow to light

End of the Road

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2015

In this picture from Your Shot member Nilton Quoirin, a worker crosses a road at a hydroelectric power plant at ...

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Picture of Vestrahorn, Iceland, at sunset

Planet Iceland

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2015

“This [was] taken at the volcanic beach at Stokksnes in southeastern Iceland in February 2015,” writes photographer Sophie Carr. “I ...

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Picture of a chameleon

Golden Eye

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2015

A chameleon heads for a heat lamp in Chester, England, “at an incredibly slow pace, with robotic movements,” writes Your ...

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Picture of a girl running on the Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

Photo of the Day, July 8, 2015

Thousands of religious tributes—said to have first appeared in a peaceful show of resistance to foreign oppression—are amassed ...

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Picture of a woman talking on her phone with a large rabbit in the foreground, Kolkata, India

Abrakolkata

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2015

Your Shot member Rana Pandey captured this picture of a woman and rabbit in Kolkata, India. Pandey’s intimate portraits ...

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Picture of young woman carrying her infant sibling, Ethiopia

A Sister’s Care

Photo of the Day, July 6, 2015

Losing a mother is especially painful for young children, and older children may take on the bulk of the responsibility ...

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Aerial picture of land meeting sea near Dubai

Between Land and Sea

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2015

Though Dubai is known for its grandiose cityscapes, it also has a vast and awe-inspiring natural beauty, writes Abrar Mohsin ...

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Picture of a young girl squatting on a brick palette, India

Brick World

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2015

Bricks surround a young child in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. The country’s brick industry is particularly harsh on both ...

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Picture of a red fox walking in the snow.

Fox Spring

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2015

A red fox levels a suspicious gaze on a spring day near Iqaluit on Baffin Island in the Canadian territory ...

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Picture of young ballerinas sitting in front of dressing room mirrors

Ballerina Rainbow

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2015

“The second I walked into the dressing room at the Mahaffey Theater holding my little girl's hand, I knew ...

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Picture of a man sitting on the edge of the Diving Board overlooking Yosemite National Park

The Best Seat in Yosemite

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2015

Under a blanket of stars, a man takes in the landscape of Yosemite National Park from the edge of the ...

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Picture of tourists at the Oslo Opera House

Getting Their Shot

Photo of the Day, June 30, 2015

“The Oslo Opera House is a very special place,” writes Wim Uyttenbroeck, who captured this picture in the Norwegian capital ...

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Picture of a willow warbler splashing in a fountain

Put a Wing on It

Photo of the Day, June 29, 2015

In this picture by Mohd Khorshid, a willow warbler splashes in a pool of water in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. Willow ...

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Picture of a field of poppies in front of Mount Tsukuba, Japan

Peak of Dawn

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2015

Shirley poppies bloom in a field near Japan’s Mount Tsukuba, here silhouetted against an early morning sky. The mountain ...

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Picture of a lone tree on a pillar of rock, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

Tree Top

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2015

A lone tree grows on a pillar of quartz and sandstone in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. There are ...

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Picture of a humpback whale breaching in Witless Bay, Canada

Bay Breach

Photo of the Day, June 26, 2015

“This image was captured as we were returning from a fruitless search for active humpback whales,” writes David Howells, who ...

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Picture of swimmers at dawn on Bondi Beach, Sydney

Morning Swim

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2015

“Swimming is an early morning ritual for many people in Australia,” writes Massimo Rumi, who captured this sunrise shot on ...

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