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Picture of the ALMA array in Chile

Eyes on the Heavens

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2014

Light from the setting sun dances on antennas forming part of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), high in ...

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Picture of deer in Hungary

Deer Sight

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2014

Roe deer, found throughout Europe, approach the edge of a forest in Bajzattanya, Hungary, near the village of Lónya on ...

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Picture of churches near the Ivangorod fortress in Russia

The Past in the Present

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2014

"One day my friends and I went on a trip to the Ivangorod fortress, which is located on the border ...

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Picture a bat covered in pollen

A Movable Feast

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2014

A pollen-gilded bat (Phyllonycteris poeyi) emerging from a flower of the blue mahoe tree (Talipariti elatum) demonstrates the carrying capacity ...

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Picture of a fisherman with a net in Vietnam

Morning Catch

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2014

"Along the Cua Dai riverbanks, there are hundreds of fishing nets spread here and there," says Your Shot member Ly ...

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Picture of rock fragments on the beach in New Zealand

Te Wahipounamu

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2014

Ice Age remnants of crystalline rock dot the coast north of Haast in southwestern New Zealand. The country’s Te ...

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Picture of an arctic fox in Svalbard

A Fox Tale

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2014

"I was in Svalbard staying in an old trappers' cabin," writes Your Shot contributor Bjorn Anders Nymoen. "I was on ...

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Picture of a surfer on Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles

Wave of Industry

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2014

"A lone surfer returns from the sea, bathed in the sodium light of an onshore industrial site," writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of a white horse

Fading Gray

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2014

Horses forever changed life on the Great Plains, and for Native Americans today, they endure as an emblem of tradition ...

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Picture of a hammerhead shark swimming among a school of fish, Galapagos Islands

Lone Shark

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2014

Your Shot member Denis Nezhentsev captured this underwater scene, a recent Daily Dozen selection, during a dive safari near Wolf ...

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Picture of Kim Il Sung square, North Korea

The Square

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2014

“The largest square in North Korea, the giant Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang is an expansive urban space ...

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Picture of an Amazonian royal flycatcher

Royal Crest

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2014

“For the last three years, I have spent my summers conducting biodiversity surveys with a team of other biologists and ...

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Picture of Pushkar Lake in India

Holy Water

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2014

“Pushkar Lake is situated in the heart of town,” says Your Shot member Giancarlo Zuccarone, who submitted this photo to ...

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Picture of a volcano field in Argentina

La Payunia

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2014

"La Payunia is a vast region located in the department of Malargüe, south of the province of Mendoza in Argentina ...

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Picture of ice workers on a river in China

Breaking the Ice

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2014

“I was looking for people pulling ice out of the frozen Songhua River, and I walked for about five miles ...

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Picture of a bluefin tuna feeding on a fish in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Pursued

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2014

A voracious predator, the bluefin tuna feeds mainly on small fish, crustaceans, and squid. But it too is pursued relentlessly ...

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Picture of a stand of rimu trees in New Zealand

Native Stand

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2014

In the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area, stands of rimu trees, a type of conifer found only in New Zealand ...

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Picture of a shadow falling on a building in Bucharest

Shadow Figure

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2014

A man's shadow is cast on a wall in Bucharest, Romania. Your Shot contributor Cristian Munteanu had already had ...

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Picture of the Empire State Building reflected in colored glass

Through a Glass, Colorfully

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2014

"I love walking around my beloved New York City armed with my camera, looking for different and interesting subjects to ...

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Picture of timber wolves in a wildlife facility in Indiana

Crying Wolves

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2014

"Wolves are especially hard to photograph in the wild," writes Petra Warner, a member of National Geographic Your Shot. "This ...

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Picture of cavers inside Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam.

Cave Inn

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2014

"After two days of trekking and caving, we reached the first camp inside Hang Son Doong [mountain river cave], the ...

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Picture of a northern flicker in flight in Canada

Flight of the Flicker

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2014

A northern flicker flies from the nest it has chipped out of a tree at the edge of a small ...

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Picture of the National Library of China

Study Hall

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2014

"As a local born and raised in Beijing, I love to capture the historical moments that arise in the capital ...

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Picture of men working in the salt plains of the Bolivian Altiplano

Salt of the Earth

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2014

"At 3,650 meters above sea level, in the Bolivian Altiplano, there exists the largest continual salt desert on our ...

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Picture of a beech bough overhanging Lake Ada in New Zealand

The Place of Jade

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2014

Beech boughs and a broadleaf sapling overhang Lake Ada on Milford Track, a popular hiking trail in southwestern New Zealand ...

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Picture of a lightning storm in Bangkok

Storm Watch

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2014

Hoping to capture some lightning pictures, Your Shot contributor Saranya Chalermchai sat with camera in hand on the 21st floor ...

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Picture of a king penguin standing in the snow

Whaling Away

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2014

"At the now abandoned Grytviken whaling station in South Georgia, this lone king penguin stood motionless for several hours, like ...

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Picture of a frozen lake in Japan

Aomori Moon

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2014

"There was a beautiful morning crescent moon, and the ice was cracking on the frozen lake," says Your Shot contributor ...

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Picture of sheep on a hillside in Saudi Arabia

Fleeting Sheep

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2014

"I saw this herd of sheep while driving in the mountains outside the town of Al Bahah during a photography ...

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Picture of bluefin tuna in an undersea pen

Penned In

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2014

The fast and powerful bluefin tuna is among the most overfished species on Earth. Here, bluefin in an undersea pen ...

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Picture of a cloud formation in Mongolia

Cloud Fish

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2014

"That day was a dual lucky day," says Your Shot contributor Steven Chou, who captured this shot of a "delicacy ...

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Picture of an egret reflected in still water

The Elegance of the Egret

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2014

"I was driving through the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey on a foggy morning and noticed ...

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Picture of novice monks outside a pagoda in Myanmar

Shades of Red

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2014

Umbrellas shade novice monks at a pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). "It was a fine day, with sunny weather," writes ...

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Picture of women sewing fishing nets in Vietnam

Net Work

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2014

Your Shot contributor Quang Tran was visiting the fishing village of Vinh Hy, Vietnam, when he came across these women ...

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Picture of the aurora borealis in the Arctic skies of Canada

Yukon Night

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2014

The aurora borealis dances above Robert Bruce’s smokehouse on a cold autumn night on the Porcupine River in Canada ...

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Picture of a baby baboon with its mother, Masai Mara, Kenya

Masai Moment

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2014

Your Shot contributor Bjorn Persson counts this picture of a baby baboon in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve as ...

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