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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
See a roundup of reader favorites from March 2014, featuring a morning catch, a pollen-covered bat, a storybook corner of Dal Lake, and more.
See a roundup of reader favorites from February 2014, featuring billowing fishing nets, a horse in a magical wood, howling wolves, and more.