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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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Picture of workers at a hydroelectric plant in South America

Power Lines

Photo of the Day, June 24, 2015

In this entry to the Traveler Photo Contest, two power plant workers walk over a generator cover in Itaipu, a ...

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Picture of Emerald Lake and Michael Peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yoho National Park

A Peek at Yoho

Photo of the Day, June 23, 2015

Once a whistle-stop on a wilderness railroad, Canada’s Yoho National Park is now a hot spot of science and ...

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Picture of a woman standing underneath a tree on Mount Hakkoda, Japan

Energy Flow

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2015

The spring season comes slowly to the mountains of Aomori, Japan, writes photographer Sho Shibata, adding that the beech trees ...

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Picture of orcas hunting herring off the coast of Norway

Killer Tails

Photo of the Day, June 21, 2015

Orcas show their smarts by working together to whip up a meal. Here, a pod hunts for herring in Norway ...

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Picture of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Dome Sweet Dome

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2015

“Today in Istanbul, Sultan Ahmet Mosque [also known as the Blue Mosque] and Hagia Sophia are surrounded by busy streets ...

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Picture of a camel with an open mouth, Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Big Yawn

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2015

“After carrying me to the viewpoint, my sleepy camel seemed happy to have a rest,” writes Your Shot member Claire ...

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Picture of terraced rice fields in Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China

Terraces of Yunnan

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2015

Photographer Thierry Bornier captured this picture of the rice terraces of Yuanyang County in China’s Yunnan Province from the ...

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Picture of a Niagara Falls landscape covered in ice and snow

Snow Falls

Photo of the Day, June 17, 2015

Niagara Falls takes on an otherworldly pallor when the windchill temperature plummets to minus 40º in Ontario, Canada. For photographer ...

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Picture of musicians performing during the Gitan Pilgrimage, Saintes Maries, Camargue, France

Pilgrims’ Party

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2015

Musicians perform during the Gitan Pilgrimage in the Camargue town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer on the southern coast of France. The annual ...

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Picture of Lake O’Hara in the Canadian Rockies

Bowl of Mountains

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2015

Lake O’Hara nestles in the Canadian Rockies at more than 6,600 feet “like an emerald in a bowl ...

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Picture of a mosque in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Twilight in Bukhara

Photo of the Day, June 14, 2015

“As dusk settles in the ancient city of Bukhara, a lone woman passes by an incredible ancient mosque of epic ...

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Picture of a buffalo at a pool of water in South Dakota

Buffalo Head

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2015

“I was traveling through South Dakota and decided to visit Custer State Park during their annual buffalo roundup,” writes Wes ...

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Picture of rays of light streaming into Grubug Cave

Light at the End

Photo of the Day, June 12, 2015

Light streams into Indonesia’s Grubug Cave, captured by photographer Elena Bobrova after descending nearly 200 feet into neighboring Jomblang ...

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Picture of rolling green fields in southern Moravia, Czech Republic

Lines of Moravia

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2015

Undulating fields tell an agricultural tale in Moravia, a region in the Czech Republic that’s known for its folk ...

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Picture of a dramatic sunset above New York City

Jersey City Sunset

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2015

A long exposure captures a dynamic sunset over Jersey City, New Jersey. According to photographer Tsuyoshi Shirahama, it was a ...

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Picture of a Hamar woman and child in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia

Under African Skies

Photo of the Day, June 9, 2015

A Hamar woman and her son stand beneath a dramatic sky in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. “After walking from our ...

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Picture of a surfer paddling out from Praia Mole beach in Brazil

Ocean World

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2015

With the help of a drone, photographer Chris Schmid captures a bird’s-eye view of a surfer at Praia Mole ...

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Picture of a sunlit rock formation in the Galapagos Islands

Islands in the Sea

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2015

Sunlight paints a rock formation in the Galápagos Islands. Cruise passenger Mary E. Mackey was relaxing on deck after a ...

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Picture of cherry blossoms at the Kyoto Imperial Palace in Japan

Imperial Blossoms

Photo of the Day, June 6, 2015

A weeping cherry tree blooms on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan. The trees typically bloom in ...

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Picture of a diver in front of the Hilma Hooker shipwreck off Bonaire

Hull-o

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2015

A diver gazes at the Hilma Hooker, a cargo ship purposely sunk off the Caribbean island of Bonaire. The site ...

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Picture of the Seda Monastery in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China

Residence Life

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2015

Monastic dormitories crowd a mountain that’s home to the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute in China’s Garzê ...

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Picture of the aurora borealis in the moonlight

Dancing With the Moon

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2015

The aurora borealis shares the sky with a bright moon in Iceland. Named for the Roman goddess of dawn, the ...

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Picture of shadows against a wall in Istanbul, Turkey

Meeting of Shadows

Photo of the Day, June 2, 2015

Long shadows converge on a sunny day in Istanbul, Turkey, in this photo by Denis Buchel, a member of our ...

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Picture of a Hawaiian petrel

What Feeds Beneath

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2015

While on an expedition at Todos Santos in south Baja California, Mexico, Your Shot member Alejandro Prieto was searching for ...

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Picture of white rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

The Power of Few

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2015

“The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino,” writes ...

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Picture of two male models walking along the beach, Port Royal, Jamaica

Model Behavior

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2015

“I was in Kingston, Jamaica, volunteering at an HIV ward at Missionaries of the Poor and trying to learn how ...

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Picture of a cormorant fisherman on a boat on the Li River, Xingping, China

Bird Feeders

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2015

Your Shot member Abderazak Tissoukai was near Xingping in China’s Guanxi region when he captured this picture of a ...

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Picture of dancers at the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, Philippines

Light in the Dark

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2015

Dancers pause during the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, the capital of the Philippine province of Cebu. The large festival ...

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Picture of a boy carrying a calf in Purulia, West Bengal, India

Kids in the Field

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2015

Your Shot member Jawed Alam was passing through a village near the Purulia district of West Bengal, India, when he ...

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Picture of meerkats looking into the distance

Staring at the Sun

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2015

A meerkat family warms up at sunrise in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. “Shortly after waking up, a meerkat family—also called ...

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Picture of workers hauling bricks in Kolkata, India

Pure Life

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2015

Laborers work among the dust and debris at a brick field in Kolkata, India. “Men and women work together every ...

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Picture of an ice crack on a frozen lake in Russia.

Cracking the Surface

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2015

“Ice on Lake Baikal is a very interesting phenomenon,” writes Your Shot member Alexey Trofimov. “Ice ridges, cracks, tears, hugging ...

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Picture of children looking at their reflection in a puddle

Friendly Reflection

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2015

“It had been raining all day in Luanda, Angola, where we live,” writes Pablo Ponti, a member of our Your ...

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Picture of girl standing near Baobab trees, Madagascar

Mother of the Forest

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2015

“These baobab trees on Madagascar are up to 800 years old,” writes Your Shot member Marsel van Oosten. Locally known ...

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