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Picture of a humphead wrasse and a school of fish in the Great Barrier Reef

Napoleon Invasion

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2014

A humphead wrasse, also known as a Napoleon wrasse, builds a living frame as it swims through a school of ...

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Picture of the Tottori sand dunes on the coast of Japan

Tottori Sand Dunes

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2014

The Tottori sand dunes—the largest in Japan—rise toward the horizon in the country’s south. The coastal dunes ...

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Picture of the MacKay River, a boreal forest, and a tar mine in Alberta, Canada

Over the River

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2014

A tar mine edges up to a boreal forest and the MacKay River in northern Alberta, Canada. Photographer Garth Lenz ...

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Picture of Mount Shivling in the Indian Himalaya

Stars Over Shivling

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2014

At 21,467 feet, India’s Mount Shivling rises toward a clear night sky. Here in the Garhwal Himalaya lies ...

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Picture of a lone giraffe on the horizon, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Rains in Africa

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2014

“The clouds initially caught my eye,” writes Your Shot member Keith Willette. “This rumbling storm was coming in and I ...

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Picture of autumn trees on Lake Towada, Aomori, Japan

Autumn in Aomori

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2014

The morning sun kindles a view of fall foliage on Lake Towada in Aomori, Japan. Sitting at the base of ...

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Picture of climbers getting ready in the Indian Himalaya

Moonlit Mountaineers

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2014

At 16,700 feet and a temperature of minus 20ºF, Jake Norton (right) and Dave Morton eat a quick dinner ...

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Picture of sunlit storm clouds above a granary in Saskatchewan, Canada

Barn Storm

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2014

Sunlit storm clouds near Saskatchewan, Canada’s Qu’Appelle Valley capped a day of storm chasing for Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a flamingo, Birmingham Zoo, Alabama

Bird Break

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2014

A brilliantly colored flamingo nuzzles into its feathers during a midday break at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama. “The beauty ...

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Picture of a river flowing through the lush Annapurna range in the Himalaya, Nepal

House of Annapurna

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2014

“Taking the less traveled foot trails on Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit can be immensely rewarding,” writes Your Shot member Daniel ...

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Picture of rock formations in the Sahara, Tassili n Ajjer, Algeria

Rock Art

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2014

The shadows of rocks both tumbled and towering dip into valleys on the floor of the Sahara. Here on a ...

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Picture of kids playing soccer on a beach during sunset, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Golden Goal

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2014

“I was sitting in a small bar watching the kids playing soccer in the sunset,” writes Your Shot member Florian ...

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Picture of a flock of galah birds in the Strzelecki Desert, Australia

The Dreaming Tree

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2014

In the Strzelecki Desert of Australia, a flock of galahs replenishes with the small amount of water available at the ...

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Aerial picture of lava erupting, Bardarbunga, Holuhraun, Iceland

Inside Out

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2014

“Flying with my father over Bárðarbunga to experience this eruption from inside our Earth was amazing,” writes photographer Ragnheidur Arngrímsdóttir ...

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Picture of a wild ibex leaping across Tapovan Creek in the headwaters of the Ganges

Flying Leap

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2014

A wild ibex soars across Tapovan Creek, one of the many small tributaries that form the headwaters of India’s ...

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Underwater picture of a sperm whale’s tail

Whale of a Tail

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2014

A sperm whale “waves goodbye” to Your Shot member Shane Gross, who had traveled to Sri Lanka’s east coast ...

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Interior picture of an ice cave near the Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Under Thin Ice

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2014

On Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, fire and ice meet to form an otherworldly underground. Located on a slope of the ...

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Aerial picture of a harvested hay field, Poland

Making Hay

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2014

“My camera is always with me when I jump in a cockpit,” writes Your Shot member Andrius Jonusas, who’s ...

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Picture of a boy on a store-lined street in Rishikesh, India

A Window on Wonder

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2014

Pilgrims and tourists from all over the world come to the holy city of Rishikesh, India, to visit the Ganges ...

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Picture of a tailings pond near the Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada

Dangerous Beauty

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2014

Disguised by the beauty of a reflection, this toxic tailings pond in Alberta, Canada, is a considerable health risk. Such ...

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Aerial picture of sunbathers on a beach in Parnu, Estonia

Summer Pattern

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2014

Sunbathers make a haphazard pattern on the sand at Pärnu, the so-called summer capital of Estonia. Your Shot member Sven ...

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Picture of an emerald hummingbird in flight, Costa Rican highlands

In for a Treat

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2014

“This beautiful hummingbird had been dancing with this amazing flower in the Costa Rican highlands,” writes Your Shot member Florian ...

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Picture of a boy on horseback in Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

Svan Rider

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2014

Centuries-old defensive towers loom over remote villages in the Svaneti region of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains. Svans in the collection ...

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Picture of a flower taken with a scanning electron microscope

Withered

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2014

“I live in a typical Japanese town and often go for a walk at dusk,” writes Matsuura Tomoya, a member ...

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Picture of a flock of geese congregating on Faith Ranch near Modesto, California

On Faith

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2014

In California’s Central Valley, water in wildlife refuges is down by around 30 percent. Here, migratory geese on their ...

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Picture of a roaring lion in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Call of the Wild

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2014

A lioness roars a warning to her cubs in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. “She was perched on a ...

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Picture of a group of fishermen collecting their nets near Da Nang, Vietnam

Net Collection

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2014

Fishing nets are collected on a beach near Da Nang, Vietnam. Located on the central Vietnamese coast, the city of ...

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Picture of an owl peering out from a tree in Northumberland, United Kingdom

Hollow Greeting

Photo of the Day, September 24, 2014

An owl peers from a tree hollow in Northumberland, United Kingdom. After unlucky weather derailed a trip to see puffins ...

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Picture of men holding candles as they stand outside of a tenth-century church to bless a bull before its sacrifice, Mestia, Svanetia, Georgia

Blessed Beast

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2014

Traditions endure in the Svaneti region, high in Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains. Here, a bull with candles on its horns ...

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Picture of a girl jumping from one hay bale to another in the Masurian Lake District, Poland

Hay Kids

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2014

A road trip to Poland’s Masurian Lake District included this moment of summertime joy for the traveling family of ...

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Picture of a pet chameleon

Green Day

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2014

Famous for changing the color of their skin, chameleons are more like mood rings, with their color changes reflecting mood ...

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Picture of an aerial view of Sun City, Arizona

Hazy Arizona

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2014

The American West faces persistent drought, whether or not relief comes this winter. The population of the Phoenix area (Sun ...

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Picture of a couple making a wish as they release a lantern into the sky, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wishful Thinking

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2014

“The sky transformed itself into a splendid and surreal sea of lanterns carrying all kinds of wishes,” writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of a piece of ice washed up on Breidamerkursandur beach, Iceland

Frozen

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2014

Hunched like an animal in repose, a large piece of ice catches the light at Breidamerkursandur, a black-sand beach in ...

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Picture of people throwing paper prayers before a horse-racing festival near Maniganggo, Sichuan Province, China

Blowing in the Wind

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2014

Paper prayers flutter on the wind near the village of Maniganggo in China’s Sichuan Province. Your Shot member Marc ...

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Picture of a foggy park in the morning light, Lithuania

Autumn Portrait

Photo of the Day, September 16, 2014

A forested park is suffused with the golden glow of autumn in the northern European country of Lithuania. Bordering the ...

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