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Photo: A cyclist riding through the salt flats of Utah

Biking, Utah

Photo of the Day, May 20, 2012

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Taken last July out on the salt flats on ...

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Photo: A kayaker paddling over Outlet Falls in Washington State

Kayaker, Outlet Falls

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2012

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Luke Spencer paddles off Outlet Falls in Washington State ...

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Photo: A diver following a guideline through a cave in the Bahamas

Dan's Cave, Abaco Island

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2012

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Following the guideline her life depends on, a diver ...

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Photo: A tent belonging to the expedition team on the rim of the Nyirangongo volcano

Nyiragongo Volcano Expedition

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2012

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A cooking tent belonging to expedition scientists glows in ...

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Photo: A climber navigating sharp pinnacles of limestone in Madagascar

Tsingy Climbing, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2012

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Climber John "Razor Sharp" Benson weaves through skin-ripping pinnacles ...

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Photo: Day dawning over the Western Cwm

Western Cwm, Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, May 15, 2012

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At dawn, a sliver of moon shines above the ...

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Photo: A skier jumping through a ring of fire in Whistler, Canada

Skiier, Whistler

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2012

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A skier in Whistler, Canada, jumps through a ring ...

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Photo: A kayaker on still waters in Greenland

Kayaking, Greenland

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2012

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Kayaking in Torssukatak fjord, near Kummiut, east Greenland

(This ...

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Photo: A pair of hikers climbing a boulder-strewn pass in Alaska

Arrigetch Peaks, Alaska

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2012

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Arrigetch Peaks, August 23, 2010
"These teeter-tottering granite boulders ...

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Photo: Cavers at the entrance of Ora Cave in Papua New Guinea

Ora Cave, Papua New Guinea

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2012

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The crash of rapids surrounds expedition leader David Gill ...

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Photo: A freerunner practicing parkour in Montreal

Freerunner, Montreal

Photo of the Day, May 10, 2012

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This shot was taken in Montreal. I’m documenting ...

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Photo: Fish and other marine life swimming around the Yongala shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef

Shipwreck, Great Barrier Reef

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2012

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Marine life in the Yongala shipwreck, Great Barrier Reef ...

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Photo: Bodhnath Stupa in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

Photo of the Day, May 8, 2012

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The Bodhnath Stupa is a World Heritage site in ...

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Photo: Alex Honnold climbs Half Dome in Yosemite.

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2012

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Alex Honnold takes on the third zigzag of Half ...

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Photo: A surfer stands on the beach in Malibu.

Surfer and Seagulls, Malibu

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2012

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A picture that depicts Malibu's beauty from a ...

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Photo: A hiker standing along a trail in the mountains of Oregon

Hiker, Oregon

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2012

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A hiker pauses on the Neahkahnie Mountain Trail, located ...

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Photo: Ultrahiker Andrew Skurka crossing a frozen river in Alaska

River Crossing, Alaska

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2012

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Dillinger River, April 17, 2010
"Despite my best efforts ...

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Photo: A pair of kayakers paddling above a coral bloom off of Maui

Kayakers, Maui

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2012

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There is an incredible coral bloom off the village ...

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Photo: A hang glider soars over the dunes in a North Carolina park.

Hang Gliding, North Carolina

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2012

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My friend Wes Stalls gave me a call one ...

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Photo: The sun sets over the west shoulder of Everest and Nuptse.

Sunset, Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2012

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The sun sets over the west shoulder of Mount ...

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Photo: Water pouring over the ledge of Godafoss waterfall in Iceland

Godafoss, Iceland

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2012

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A glacial torrent pours over a 40-foot-high ledge at ...

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Photo: Pedestrians walk across the Charles Bridge in Prague.

Charles Bridge, Prague

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2012

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Prague's Charles Bridge at night as a dense ...

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Photo: Aerial view of the Alatna River

Alatna River Valley, Gates of the Arctic

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2012

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Alatna River Valley, August 19, 2010
"I paddled across ...

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Photo: A couple rests at a campsite in Glacier Bay National Park.

Hikers, Glacier Bay National Park

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2012

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My wife and I paddled up the west arm ...

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Photo: A detail of the rings of a sequoia tree in Yosemite National Park

Sequoia Tree, Yosemite National Park

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2012

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The life rings of a sequoia tree in Yosemite ...

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Photo: Mount Moran reflected in the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park

Mount Moran, Grand Teton National Park

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2012

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Mount Moran is reflected in Snake River at Oxbow ...

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Photo: A hiker posing for a self-portrait in Joshua Tree National Park

Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2012

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A clear night at Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National ...

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Photo: Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Park

Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Park

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2012

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Most people know about the Hoh Rain Forest in ...

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Photo: A whale shark feeding on plankton off the coast of Djibouti

Whale Shark, Gulf of Tadjoura

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2012

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In winter young whale sharks come to feed on ...

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Photo: A boy running through the rain in Bangladesh

Rainfall, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, April 21, 2012

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Villagers along the southern coast of Bangladesh not only ...

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Photo: Foliage surrounding the Hraunfossar waterfall in Iceland

Hraunfossar Waterfall, Iceland

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2012

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Hraunfossar waterfall in September looks much as it would ...

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Photo: Inside the Subway slot canyon in Zion National Park

Canyon, Zion National Park

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2012

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Inside Zion National Park's famous Subway slot canyon ...

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Photo: Light shining through the gills of a mushroom

Mushroom, Oregon

Photo of the Day, April 18, 2012

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Light shines through the gills of a wild mushroom ...

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Photo: A boiling lava cauldron in the Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo

Lava Cauldron, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2012

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Exhaling clouds of gas, a cauldron of lava boils ...

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Photo: The Golden Gate bridge at sunrise

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2012

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My favorite photograph, captured on my last morning in ...

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Photo: A night shot of an alligator in a Florida state park

Alligator, Florida

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2012

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I made this image at Myakka River State Park ...

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