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Photo of the Day, June 18, 2014
A mural decorates a wall near a Tibetan Buddhist college in China's Sichuan Province.
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Photo of the Day, June 17, 2014
"The shafts of light in [this] canyon [were] one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen," says Peter ...
Photo of the Day, June 16, 2014
The frozen, fissured surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, seen here in a colorized mosaic image from the Galileo spacecraft ...
Up on the Scaffold
Photo of the Day, June 15, 2014
"A horse is tied in a makeshift stall while Iranian youth gather on the scaffolding to watch the competition during ...
Fireworks Over Jerusalem
Photo of the Day, June 14, 2014
"This photo was taken at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem, during the celebration of the 66th Independence Day of Israel," writes Your ...
Warm and Fuzzy
Photo of the Day, June 12, 2014
A cygnet peers out from its mother's wing at a local pond in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. According to ...
Photo of the Day, June 11, 2014
"I've always been fascinated by the magic of fireflies in the Sele Valley of southern Italy, where I live ...
Photo of the Day, June 10, 2014
Heli-skiers make fresh tracks on a powder run in the Bugaboos in British Columbia, Canada. The mountain range, part of ...
Photo of the Day, June 9, 2014
"I was diving off a live-aboard dive boat named Febrina in the Vitu Islands in West New Britain, Papua New ...
Light in the Afternoon
Photo of the Day, June 8, 2014
"The town of St. Magdalena, Italy, sits at the base of the Dolomite mountain range, with an amazingly beautiful view ...
Where the Antelope Play
Photo of the Day, June 6, 2014
"We were driving around the Savute plains in northern Botswana, searching for a group of lions that had killed a ...
Photo of the Day, June 3, 2014
Symmetrical architecture serves a conversation at a temple in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India.
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Swimming for Supper
Photo of the Day, June 2, 2014
"On Phuket, Thailand, monkeys [inhabit] the mangrove forest and tourists and locals come to feed them bananas and nuts," writes ...
Photo of the Day, June 1, 2014
"The Nakdong Riverside Yuchae Festival in Busan, South Korea, is an annual event that I'd never been to before ...
Photo of the Day, May 31, 2014
Every spring, melting snow creates a dreamscape in Tragöss, Austria. Green Lake, which for most of the year is no ...
Photo of the Day, May 30, 2014
Wild horses graze under the watch of Mount John Laurie in Alberta, Canada. The peak is also known as Mount ...
Photo of the Day, May 27, 2014
Sunrise lights up Cathedral Cove, an iconic spot near Hahei, New Zealand. The natural tunnel is part of the Te ...
Photo of the Day, May 25, 2014
Paused for a moment in the rain, two pedestrians create a striking scene captured from above. This picture was taken ...
Photo of the Day, May 23, 2014
Fog rises from the water on an early morning in China. The country has many "water towns" such as this ...
Photo of the Day, May 20, 2014
A cooperative bird finds and eats insects from a Cape buffalo's face in a grooming ritual that pays off ...
Cycling in Morocco
Photo of the Day, May 19, 2014
"This picture was taken in the Central Atlas Mountains, Morocco," writes Hielke Gerritse, who submitted this picture to the National ...
White on White
Photo of the Day, May 18, 2014
Nearly camouflaged in his habitat, a polar bear surveys his surroundings. Cold doesn't bother these Arctic predators: Two layers ...
Photo of the Day, May 17, 2014
There's nowhere to see but up in this photo of Hong Kong, taken by Norbert Well and submitted to ...
Mount Fuji by Moonlight
Photo of the Day, May 16, 2014
Mount Fuji is reflected in the still water of Lake Kawaguchi in this National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest submission by ...
Photo of the Day, May 15, 2014
Dueling puffins flare their wings and part their beaks in a muddy tussle on Skomer Island, Wales. Most puffin fights ...
Photo of the Day, May 14, 2014
"A short-eared owl is in stretching and relaxing mode in a Kuwait natural reserve," says Mohn Khorshid, who submitted this ...
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