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Picture of Sarek National Park in northern Sweden

Rapa River Delta

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2015

“We went backpacking in Sarek National Park but wanted to go deeper into the wilderness, which is why we chose ...

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Picture of two humpback whales, an adult and a calf, swimming in the waters off Tonga

Two to Tonga

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2015

“This day the sea was clear and quiet,” writes Your Shot member Fabrice Guerin, who captured this picture of a ...

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Picture of Vestrahorn mountain in southeastern Iceland

A Curtain Lifts

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2015

Rain and fog nearly spoiled Your Shot member Johan Brouwer’s plan to photograph lava dunes during sunset near Stokksnes ...

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Picture of two bighorn sheep sparring in North Fork Canyon near Cody, Wyoming

Ram’s Eye

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2015

“During a recent trip to Wyoming to photograph wildlife, I made a point of stopping in the North Fork Canyon ...

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Picture of a shepherd trekking through the snow in northern Iran

A Day’s Work

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2015

A shepherd carries heavy luggage on a snowy mountain in northern Iran. According to Your Shot member Hemad Nazari, shepherds ...

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Aerial picture of water towers protruding through the clouds near De Soto, Kansas

Water Towers

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2015

"One morning as I lifted off from my local airport into perfectly clear skies, I could see these water towers ...

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Picture of a Nicobar pigeon in New York City’s Central Park Zoo

Flashy Feathers

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2015

"One of my favorite places to photograph exotic birds is in New York's zoo in Central Park," says Your ...

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Picture of street vendors at a busy market in Lagos Island, Nigeria

Local Color

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2015

Vendors hawk goods at one of many markets on Lagos Island, demonstrating the entrepreneurial fervor that has made Nigeria’s ...

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Picture of a group of eagles waiting for food, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Hungry Birds

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2015

“The bald eagle is an opportunist,” says photographer Klaus Nigge, whose images of bald eagles in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands ...

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Picture of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2015

A modern spin on Islamic architecture characterizes the exterior of the I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ...

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Picture of a salt marsh on the eastern shore of Virginia seen from above

Over the Bay

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2015

Shooting at Hog Island Bay on the eastern shore of Virginia, Your Shot member Gordon Campbell is inspired by the ...

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Picture of a group of women walking across the Hunza riverbed after gathering wood in Pakistan

Gathered Greens

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2015

A group of Wakhi women return from a daily excursion across Pakistan’s Hunza riverbed to gather fodder and wood ...

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Picture of a small cabin reflected in a lake on a misty day in Szodliget, Hungary

The Village

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2015

“This little lake is a part of my life,” writes Your Shot member Gabor Dvornik, who lives half a mile ...

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Picture of porcelain fungus mushrooms, Mount Olympus, Greece

Polished Porcelain

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2015

“I am a big fan of mushrooms,” writes Your Shot member Agorastos Papatsanis. He encountered these specimens on Mount Olympus ...

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Picture of coconut trees reflected in flooded paddy, Kerala, India

Morning Reflection

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2015

While on a stroll with friends one morning in a village near the Nilambur forest in Kerala, India, Your Shot ...

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Picture of a macro shot of an illuminated seashell

Star Bright

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2014

“I came across this sea shell and noticed the delicate patterns when I held it up to the light,” writes ...

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Picture of a woman wearing an oversize hat on a street in Cuenca, Ecuador

Unsolved Mystery

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2014

While strolling in a historic neighborhood in Cuenca, Ecuador, Your Shot member Fikry Botros noticed this outsize accessory lying near ...

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Picture of an explorer in Blombos Cave on the southern coast of South Africa

Artists’ Cave

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2014

Perched near Africa’s southern tip, Blombos Cave has yielded some of the earliest evidence of symbolic expression, including shell ...

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Picture of evergreen trees in the Maroon Bells Wilderness in White River National Forest, Colorado

Spruced Up

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2014

Evergreen trees populate the Maroon Bells Wilderness in Colorado’s White River National Forest. Photographer Pete McBride argues that management ...

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Picture of guests adorned in purple at a wedding in Lagos, Nigeria

Wedding Colors

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2014

In Nigeria it’s common to ask guests to wear color-coordinated outfits, called aso ebi, at social events, such as ...

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Picture of a train passing through a clearing of trees on a foggy day in Kashmir, India

Winter Hues

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2014

Photographing on a foggy morning near Pampore, India, Your Shot member Sajad Rafeeq waited half an hour for a passing ...

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Picture of ice crystals on a car window

Scattered Snow

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2014

“This photo was taken on a chilly morning in the Austrian Alps during our ski holiday,” writes Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a street crowded with yellow vans on Lagos Island, Nigeria

Evening Commute

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2014

The entrepreneurial fervor of the Nigerian capital of Lagos has made that country’s economy the most vibrant in Africa ...

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Picture of a diver in the Taj Mahal cenote, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Sunlit Cenote

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2014

“Timed right, diving a cenote can be a truly magical experience, hugely rewarding and unlike most other scuba adventures,” writes ...

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Picture of two bald eagles vying for a spot on the same post, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Incoming Flight

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2014

Two bald eagles aim for the same post in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. According to Klaus Nigge, who wrote the ...

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Picture of kayakers seen from above in the Bay of Arcachon, France

Double Vision

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2014

Kayakers navigate a watery fairway on the Bay of Arcachon in southwestern France. Your Shot member Stéphane Scotto was shooting ...

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Picture of a porcupine with its quills curling around its body

'Pine Needles

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2014

“The lines of the quills were perfect, forming a Fibonacci curl from the nose right to the end of the ...

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Picture of the Ijen Crater in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia

From the Top

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2014

Sulphur streaks the rocky, lake-filled Ijen crater in East Java, Indonesia. Your Shot member Hendra Gunawan captured this shot after ...

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Picture of a traveler at sunrise on a tour of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni Sunrise

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2014

“No wind, no sound—it was a very calm morning,” writes Hideki Mizuta, a member of our Your Shot community ...

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Picture of Shiite Muslims mourning during Ashura, Bijar, Iran

Ashura in Bijar

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2014

Shiite Muslims in Bijar, Iran, mourn during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram, the first month ...

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Picture of people paragliding in front of Mount Fuji, Japan

Air Traffic

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2014

Paragliders stipple the sky above Japan’s Mount Fuji in this picture by Your Shot member Takashi, who writes: “I ...

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Picture of a herd of Icelandic horses, Icelandic highlands

Horses in the Highlands

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2014

“A great cloud of dust formed in the distance as we drove through the deserted Icelandic highlands,” writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of Mount Asgard, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada

Twin Peaks

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2014

Emerging from behind a snowstorm, morning sunlight strikes the distinctive double peaks of Mount Asgard on Baffin Island in Canada ...

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Picture of ballet dancers getting ready for a photo shoot in Walla Walla, Washington

Between Takes

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2014

Dancers get into position before a photo shoot at the Walla Walla Dance Company in Washington State. “I wanted to ...

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Picture of palm trees in the mist on Mandalay Beach, Oxnard, California

Misty Mandalay

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2014

“It was freezing cold for southern California,” writes Your Shot member Toshi Miyamoto, who attempted to keep his triplets entertained ...

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Picture of a diver at a pool in Miami, Florida

Sky Dive

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2014

A member of the University of Miami diving team is captured mid-arc against a partly cloudy South Florida sky. Your ...

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