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Picture of a horse tied to a stall while Iranian youth watch a festival in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran

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 ...

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Picture of two people watching fireworks on Israel’s Independence Day

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 ...

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Picture of a group of colorfully dressed people conversing by a car in the Zanskar region of India

Curious Ones

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2014

"Zanskar is one of the most beautiful and remote regions of Ladakh in India," writes Rajiv Kumar, a member of ...

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Picture of a cygnet peeking out from under its mother’s wing

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 ...

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Picture of fireflies in the Sele Valley in southern Italy

Night Lights

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 ...

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Picture of skiers on a run in the Bugaboos, B.C., Canada

Powder Lines

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 ...

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Picture of a sea turtle swimming near a school of fish, Vitu Islands

Dive Sight

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 ...

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Picture of the village of St. Magdalena, Italy

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 ...

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Picture of tulips in black and white, Roozengaarde, Washington

Sulking Tulips

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2014

Your Shot contributor Cheryl Bezuidenhout captures this photo at RoozenGaarde in Washington State. "It was the last weekend of the ...

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Picture of a leaping impala, Botswana

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 ...

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Picture of a bird’s-eye view of Dubai at sunrise

Dubai Sunrise

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2014

"This photo was taken on a flight to Egypt, when we were flying over the city of Dubai," says Kevin ...

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Picture of the sunset over mountaintops in Xingping, China

Sunset at Xingping

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2014

The sun sets over the mountaintops in Xingping, China, in this photo by Your Shot member James Bian.

"Guilin and ...

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Picture of two men sitting on symmetrical stairs in a temple in Jaipur, India

Temple Talk

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2014

Symmetrical architecture serves a conversation at a temple in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India.

This photo was submitted to ...

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Picture of a monkey in the water, Phuket Island, Thailand

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 ...

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Picture of the Yuchae Festival in Busan, South Korea

Riverside Blooms

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 ...

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Picture of a diver in Green Lake, Tragöss, Austria

Underwater Park

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 ...

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Picture of wild horses near Mount John Laurie, Alberta, Canada

Wild Horses

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 ...

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Picture of children playing cricket along the English Channel

Playing Through

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2014

"Warm inland. Cold at sea. So fog rolls in," writes Your Shot member Cedric Delves, who captured this image in ...

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Picture of a blacktip shark in the Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles

Blacktip Close-Up

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2014

"This blacktip shark was shot in the evening in Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles," writes Imran Ahmad, a member of our Your ...

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Picture of a sunrise from inside Cathedral Cove, New Zealand

Cathedral Cove

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 ...

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Picture of lioness chasing a wildebeest

On the Hunt

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2014

"It was an early morning on Great Plains of the Serengeti," writes Your Shot community member Greg du Toit, who ...

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Picture of two umbrellas and green grass from above

Aerial Geometry

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 ...

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Picture of a shepherd with his flock of lambs

A Man in Sheep's Clothes

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2014

"Here is a farm in Beyşehir, Turkey," Your Shot photographer Seyit Konyali writes. "Shortly after the birth of lambs, shepherd ...

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Picture of a misty riverside village in China

Water Town

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 ...

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Picture of two white butterflies perched on a stalk

Twin Beauties

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2014

Pale butterflies mirror each other on a stalk in this macro image submitted by Muhammad Mochtar, a member of our ...

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Picture of fishermen casting nets in Vietnam

Fishermen's Song

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2014

Nguyễn Dinh Thanh, a member of our Your Shot community, took this photo in Hue, Vietnam.

"Located in the middle ...

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Picture of a Cape buffalo with a bird resting on its nose

Bird Buddy

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 ...

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Picture of a man biking in Morocco

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 ...

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Picture of a polar bear at rest

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 ...

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Picture of an apartment building in Hong Kong at night

Box Life

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 ...

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Picture of Mt. Fuji reflected in Lake Kawaguchi, Japan

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 ...

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Picture of two puffins dueling, Skomer Island, British Isles

Huffing Puffins

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 ...

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Picture of a short-eared owl in a reserve, Kuwait

Tree Pose

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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Picture of a lightning storm in West Java, Indonesia

Beach Lightning

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2014

"I’m very passionate about landscape photography," says Your Shot member Rudi Gunawan. "For me, nature always reflects the power ...

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Picture of a porcelain crab hiding in an anemone, Philippines

Crabby Boarder

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2014

A porcelain crab peers out from a sea anemone in this picture by Your Shot member Thomas Bannenberg, who captured ...

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Picture of a harp seal near the Magdalen Islands

Hugging the Ice

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2014

In a picture that appears in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a lone harp seal hugs thinning ...

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