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Picture of a self-portrait silhouette on a rock in Reata Pass, Arizona

Southwestern Sungraph

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2015

Your Shot member Andrei Stoica used the sun and an Arizona landscape to create this self-portrait for a recent community ...

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Picture of two sailfish headed toward a fish shoal in the Gulf of Mexico

The Twins

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2015

Every year, a sardine run occurs in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, says Your Shot member Fabrice ...

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Picture of an aurora seen from the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Iceland

Worth the Wait

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2015

“A beautiful and active aurora appeared the day after a storm had passed over Iceland,” writes Takashi Nakagawa, a member ...

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Picture of a large flamingo flock in Gujarat, India

Group Flight

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2015

“Lying on important flyways, the wetlands of Gujarat, India, are thronged by millions of birds migrating south in winter,” writes ...

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Picture of a fox walking across boulders in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Fox on the Rocks

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2015

Lingering at a lookout in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, Your Shot member Irina C. spotted this fox ...

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Picture of girls and young women, La Fiesta de la Preciosa Sangre, Teotitlan del Valle, Mexico

Parade Rest

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2015

In Teotitlán del Valle, Mexico, a group of unmarried young women and girls gather in front of Preciosa Sangre de ...

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Picture of an adult snow monkey holding a young snow monkey in Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

Grooming the Young

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2015

A snow monkey grooms a youngster while soaking in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano Prefecture ...

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Picture of strobe rockets lighting up the sky in Mason City, Iowa

Rocket Land

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2015

Strobe rockets light up the night sky in Mason City, Iowa. Mason City is home to the Iowa Thunderstorm, the ...

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Picture of a carpenter ant emerging from a fanged pitcher plant in Borneo

The Pitcher and the Carpenter

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2015

The fanged pitcher plant and the carpenter ant (seen here in Borneo) have a mutualistic relationship: While the plant’s ...

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Picture of Hellenic cadets touring the Parthenon

Hellenic Cadets

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2015

Cadets from the Hellenic Military Academy tour the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Degraded by pollution, the ancient temple to the ...

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Picture of light striking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon before dawn

Light in Winter

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2015

Predawn sunlight strikes the South Rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon in this picture submitted to the recent Your Shot ...

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Picture of a polar bear and cub with prey in Kaktovik, Alaska

Catch of the Day

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2015

“The polar bears were usually playing, sleeping, and sometimes nursing,” writes Your Shot member Yoh Fong Chan of observing the ...

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Picture of mangrove trees in Cayapas Mataje Mangrove Reserve in northwestern Ecuador

Mixed Roots

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2015

The mangroves of the Cayapas Mataje Mangrove Reserve in northwestern Ecuador are the tallest in the world. The area is ...

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Picture of a high-foraging chamois in Gran Paradiso, Italy

High-Foraging Chamois

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2015

Springtime is when high-foraging chamois give birth; there are now about 8,000 in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park ...

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Picture of a constellation of orbs, rings, and halos hanging above the Greenland ice sheet

Icesheet #4727

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2015

A constellation of orbs, rings, and halos hangs above the Greenland ice sheet in this picture by Murray Fredericks, who ...

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Picture of waterfalls and fall foliage at Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

Falls in Autumn

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2015

Dispersing fog and a moment of sunshine bring the falls and foliage of Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park into ...

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Picture of a pronking springbok in Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa

Pronking Springbok

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2015

“I was on vacation in an area of South Africa where springbok are quite common, and I had a goal ...

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Picture of Danny MacAskill riding along the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Pinnacle

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2015

“We were near the summit of Sgurr Dearg, [also called] the Inaccessible Pinnacle, a famous feature of the Cuillin Ridge ...

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Picture of a solitary beaver in the snow in Lake Elmo, Montana

Winter Lodgings

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2015

A solitary beaver pauses at dawn on its way home from a night of chewing off tree branches, newly within ...

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Picture of people walking in and around Germany’s 1894 parliament building, the Reichstag

Berlin’s Reichstag

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2015

Berlin, the imposing power city at the heart of Europe’s 20th-century tragedy, is learning to live with its troubled ...

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Picture of locals in Myanmar walking down a path alongside cattle in the early morning

Burmese Day

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2015

While walking the mountain villages between Kalaw and Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma), Your Shot member Alexandros Tsoutis woke early ...

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Picture of a white-coated ermine in the snow in Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Winter White

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2015

Among the wildlife inhabiting Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park are ibex, chamois, red foxes, and ermines such as the ...

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Picture of a hiker resting beneath the stars in the Tyrolean Alps

Tyrolean Night

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2015

Moonlight floods snow-covered peaks in this high-altitude selfie captured in the Tyrolean Alps. “I put my camera on a 25-second ...

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Picture of fireflies lighting up a summer night in Tennessee

Flashes of Summer

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2015

Fireflies flash and streak through a Tennessee summer night, putting on a spectacular light show to seduce prospective mates. The ...

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Picture of a thunderstorm at the Mitten Buttes in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Monumental Storm

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2015

While touring Arizona’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Your Shot member Emma Rogers and her partner were undeterred from ...

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Picture of two manatees feeding in the freshwater springs of Crystal River, Florida

Spring Fed

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2015

“The winter season is when some manatees find sanctuary from the chilly Gulf of Mexico by migrating to the freshwater ...

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Picture of an abandoned house filled with sand in the mining town of Pomona, Namibia

House of Sand

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2015

In the abandoned diamond-mining town of Pomona on the Namibian coast, sand devours buildings like this one, a house on ...

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Picture of a canyoner descending a rock wall behind a waterfall in Kerenkali canyon, Indonesia

Inside the Drop

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2015

“As a professional canyoning photographer ... I had seen and taken plenty of shots from the top or bottom of a ...

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Picture of four sheep in what appears to be a posed portrait, New Zealand

Sheep Family Portrait

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2015

“While I was driving through a sheep farm near Waiuku, New Zealand, these four sheep stopped grazing to watch me ...

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Picture of jeeps driving through the Bolivian salt desert after the rain

After the Rain

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2015

“It rained during the second evening of our jeep tour of the Bolivian salt desert,” writes Your Shot member Guy ...

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Picture of a woman and cheetah silhouetted at sunset in Windhoek, Namibia

Sunset Walk

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2015

“I’ve long had a romance with wildlife and admired the work done by Marlice van Vuuren and her husband ...

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Picture of a northern flicker on a snowy branch in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Snow Bird

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2015

During a milder February day in Alberta, Canada, Your Shot member P. Vaudry went for a hike along the Bow ...

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Picture of a man on his way to sell do, a bamboo item used to catch fish in Vietnam

The 'Do' Seller

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2015

After the harvest, farmers in the village of Tat Vien in Vietnam’s Hung Yen Province spend their spare time ...

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Picture of the peaks of Gran Paradiso reflected in a still lake in Italy

Arcadian Oasis

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2015

A placid pond high in the Graian Alps mirrors the snow-crowned peaks of Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park—the ...

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Picture of two lion cubs sparring at Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Title Fight

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2015

“Late afternoon was when we happened upon a large pride of lions resting on a dam wall in Phinda, South ...

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Picture of a gondola on the Grand Canal at sunset, Venice, Italy

Sunset on the Grand Canal

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2015

A gondola floats through the waters of Venice’s famed Grand Canal at sunset. Venice's gondolas are painted black ...

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