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Photo: Two polar bears sparring on ice

Sparring Polar Bears, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2011

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Young male polar bears spar under the low light ...

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Photo: An aerial view of rows of tulips

Tulip Farm, Tasmania

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2011

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Aerial view from a helicopter of the tulip field ...

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Photo: A girl carrying a pail of water

Girl With Pail, Tibet

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2011

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In Tibet in 2011, a young girl was on ...

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Photo: A group of langur monkeys under a cliff overhang in India

Langurs, India

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2011

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After a rare downpour langurs seek shelter from a ...

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Photo: A frozen pond in Japan

Blue Pond, Hokkaido

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2011

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The “blue pond” of the famous tourist resort in ...

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Photo: Aerial of buffalo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

African Buffalo, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2011

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African buffalo create tracks in the salty mud at ...

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Photo: Close-up of the eye of a southern right whale

Southern Right Whale

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2011

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Southern right whale eye, New Zealand, 2007

(From the ...

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Photo: The moon setting near Donohue Pass, California

Moonset, California

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2011

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A setting moon makes a fitting backdrop for a ...

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Photo: Aerial view of the Owyhee River, Idaho

Owyhee River, Idaho

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2011

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Owyhee River, Owyhee River Wilderness, Idaho
120 miles protected ...

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Photo: A bear against an autumn landscape in Finland

Bear, Finland

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2011

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I spent all day in a small hide in ...

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Photo: A windblown winter landscape at Summit Lake, California

Summit Lake, California

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2011

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High winds and gathering clouds signal the approach of ...

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Leaves, Cascade Lake

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2011

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In New York’s Adirondacks, ash and maple leaves ...

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Photo: Oxpecker clinging to side of giraffe

Oxpecker and Giraffe

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2011

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I love the markings of giraffes, and when this ...

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Photo: Merced River

Merced River, Yosemite

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2011

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Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California
114.5 miles ...

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Photo: Jack-o’-lanterns glowing at night

Jack-O’-Lanterns, Massachusetts

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2011

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Grinning jack-o’-lanterns spill across a tree ...

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Photo: Manatee swimming in a freshwater spring

Manatee, Florida

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2011

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A manatee swims in a freshwater spring ...

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Photo: Sun setting behind sand dunes

Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2011

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The sun sets on northwest Alaska’s ...

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Photo: Seahorse silhouette

Seahorse, Honduras

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2011

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Snorkeling under a nightclub in Roatán, Honduras ...

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Photo: River and mountains

Teklanika River, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2011

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Teklanika River snakes through the raw wilds ...

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Photo: Scientists study 3-D simulations of nuclear explosions

Nuclear Explosion Simulation, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2011

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Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory study ...

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Photo: Lemon shark swimming near mangroves

Lemon Shark, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2011

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A lemon shark pup swims among mangrove ...

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Photo: Close view of a horse’s eye

Horse, California

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2011

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In the blink of this horse’s ...

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Photo: Kids jumping off a pier

Pier Jump, Australia

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2011

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Kids embody the excitement of summer in ...

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Photo: Clouds cover a volcano

Iliamna Volcano, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2011

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Clouds scrape by the snow-covered Iliamna Volcano ...

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Photo: Students rolling down a sand dune

Sand Dune, Namibia

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2011

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It doesn’t take much to get ...

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Photo: School of juvenile marine catfish

Marine Catfish, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2011

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A school of juvenile marine catfish masses ...

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Photo: Stratus clouds over Inglefield Bay

Stratus Clouds, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2011

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Eight hundred miles south of the North ...

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Photo: Whitetip shark and diver

Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2011

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An oceanic whitetip shark and diver swim ...

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Photo: Costumed participants of a festival in Scotland

Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2011

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On the eve of the Beltane Fire ...

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Photo: Gray wolves playing

Gray Wolves, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2011

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Members of the Ambassador Wolf Pack of ...

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Photo: Spruce trees covered in green moss

Spruce Trees, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2011

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Untouched wilderness is everywhere in Alaska. Spruce ...

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Photo: Diver exploring an ice canopy in Japan

Ice Canopy, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2011

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A diver explores an ice canopy off ...

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Photo: Close view of American alligator claws

American Alligator Claw

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2011

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Though tipped with nightmare claws, the limbs ...

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Photo: Orange clown anemonefish near a green sea anemone

Clown Anemonefish, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2011

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Clown anemonefish nestle amid the tentacles of ...

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Photo: Zebra in snow

Grevy’s Zebra, Ohio

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2011

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Stripes and flakes share space at the ...

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Photo: Ferris wheel at night

Ferris Wheel, Kansas

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2011

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The Ferris wheel at the Kansas State ...

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