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Picture of icy rocks off the Baltic coast of Poland

Northern Exposure

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2014

"Every year I visit Gdansk, Poland, as a part of our family trip," says Kani Polat, a member of our ...

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Picture of a facade in Taipei, Taiwan

Fixing Up a Facade

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2014

"I was on the way to a friend's house, which happens to be adjacent to this [building under] renovation ...

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Picture of Holi celebrants being covered in colored powder

Blast of Color

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2014

On the eve of the springtime Holi Festival, a priest at the Radha Krishna Temple in Kolkata throws color to ...

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Herd of deer lured into the corral for miscalculation.

Ahead of the Herd

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2014

"I've been working on a photographic survey, 'The Saami of Russia,' for 22 years (since 1991)," writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Top of the World

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2014

Norway's 63,000-mile coastline boasts otherworldly fjords, bays, and islands. Here, the towering peaks of Norway’s Lofoten Islands ...

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Picture of an anemonefish inside an anemone, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea

A Mutual Benefit

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2014

An anemone and its tenant, a pink anemonefish, look out for each other in the waters of Papua New Guinea ...

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Picture of a horse in the woods in Spain

A Winter Walk

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2014

While walking in the countryside "enjoying the air, sounds, and colors of winter," Your Shot contributor Marisela Murcia Navarro suddenly ...

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Picture of a dancer's shadow, Palais de Congres, Montreal

Of Silhouettes and Pirouettes

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2014

Your Shot contributor Tanya Kirnishi captured the shadow of a ballerina friend ...

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Picture of a crabeater seal swimming off Antarctica

Seal of Disapproval

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2014

"Crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) are one of the most curious animals [I've been] fortunate to work with," writes Mariusz ...

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Picture of the Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Reflecting the Ages

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2014

"While in Beijing last year, my travel buddy and I stumbled out of our hotel around 5 a.m. and ...

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Picture of ocean jasper as viewed under a microscope

The Sunflower

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2014

Your Shot community member Bernardo Cesare counts this submission, a photomicrograph of an ocean jasper from Madagascar, among his favorites ...

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Picture of a funeral ceremony in Romania

Mourning in Romania

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2014

Funeral ceremony, Romania

"The composition and perspective work together very well here. I like how the delicate flowers so neatly ...

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Picture of a flock of flamingos over Lake Logipi in Kenya

A Study in Pink

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2014

"We took off in a Cessna from a little dusty airstrip just beside Lake Turkana in northern Kenya," says Your ...

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Picture of a komodo dragon in Indonesia

Here Be Dragons

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2014

An adult Komodo dragon hangs out near Indonesia's Komodo village. With people living inside the dragon-protecting Komodo National Park ...

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Picture of the town of Sunndalsora, Norway

Northern Lights

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2014

Night view of Sunndalsøra, Norway, a town surrounded by spectacular mountains

"I love seeing the pulse of life cozily tucked ...

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Picture of a flock of great egrets in the Danube

Hungary Birds

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2014

“On a good day in the field, a birder might see a flock of birds,” writes photographer Réka Zsimon of ...

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Picture of an elderly woman performing a ritual in India

Predawn Offering

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2014

Before dawn during India's Maha Kumbh Mela—the largest religious festival in the world—an old woman performs puja ...

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Picture of an Atlantic walrus in the waters off Greenland

Walrus Interrupted

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2014

Atlantic walruses swim amid ice floes off the coast of Greenland.

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Picture of the Brunelleschi cupola in Florence, caught in the side mirror of a scooter

Neighborhood Masterpiece

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2014

Like a presiding spirit, the cathedral—duomo in Italian—of Santa Maria del Fiore keeps watch over the streetscapes of ...

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Picture of Azure Lake in Canada's Yukon

Backcountry Blue

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2014

Canada's Yukon backcountry hides sublime surprises, such as Azure Lake in the rugged Ogilvie Mountains. Glacial meltwater laden with ...

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Picture of a woman in front of a castle in the town of Zavareh, Iran

A Visit to Zavareh

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2014

An ancient castle in the old town of Zavareh, Iran

There is a cinematic quality to this photograph—and to ...

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Picture of petroglyphs in Colorado

Petroglyphs by Night

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2014

"Imagine if we could speak to the earliest Americans," writes Your Shot contributor Joseph Thomas, who submitted this picture to ...

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Picture of a person walking down a street in Campeche, Mexico

Color Block

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2014

Colonial architecture in Campeche, Yucatán, Mexico

What could be an almost too quiet scene of solid blocks of color comes ...

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Picture of climber Alex Honnold dangling from a seaside cliff in Oman

Going Solo

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2014

Determined to finish a new route, superclimber Alex Honnold dangles from an overhang on Oman's Musandam Peninsula. After pushing ...

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Picture of a grizzly bear covered in ice

Winter Layers

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2014

Having gorged on salmon to lay on fat for hibernation, a grizzly wears a coat of ice in Canada's ...

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Picture of a stormy landscape

Charges Ahead

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2014

"I cannot describe the eerie feeling I had when I walked in on this scene," writes Julie Fletcher of this ...

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Picture of a bride waiting for a train in Bangladesh

The Pilgrim Bride

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2014

"A newlywed bride waits for her husband before boarding the special train in Kamlapur Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh," writes ...

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Picture of a sea star in the waters of Mozambique

Starry Sight

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2014

Close-up of a sea star at Pomene Estuary, Mozambique

Looking at this underwater gem, I feel as if I could ...

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Picture of a young man jumping into the Black Sea, Russia

At Play on the Black Sea

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2014

A young man jumps into the Black Sea near Novorossiysk, Russia. In 1942, the town was occupied by Germans, but ...

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Picture of a black rhino and a zebra standing on the Laikipia plains of Kenya

A Plain Difference

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2014

A black rhino and two zebras stand on Kenya's Laikipia Plains.

This photo and caption were submitted to Your ...

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Picture of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city, Africa

Searching for Signals

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2014

Impoverished African migrants crowd the night shore of Djibouti city, trying to capture inexpensive cell signals from neighboring Somalia—a ...

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Picture of tumbleweeds in a yard in California

Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2014

Skeletons of Russian thistle, better known as tumbleweed, pile up in a yard in Lancaster, California.

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Picture of people touring their ancestral homeland in the Caucasus

Homeland

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2014

Circassians tour their ancestral homeland in the Caucasus, where the Russian Empire carried out a brutal military campaign in the ...

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Picture of Old Faithful taken with a camera obscura

Obscuring Old Faithful

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2014

Using the ground beneath his feet as a canvas, photographer Abelardo Morell inspires fresh appreciation for America's national parks ...

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Picture of a polar bear peering up through the melting ice of Hudson Bay, Manitoba

Bearing the Changes

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2014

"A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows ...

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Picture of Ethiopian Orthodox women arriving for prayer in Asita, Ethiopia

Arriving for Prayer

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2014

Wrapped in white to symbolize purity, women arrive for prayer at an Ethiopian Orthodox church in Asaita. An increasing number ...

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