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Picture of a lion sleeping in the grass in South Africa

Sleeping Lion, South Africa

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2013

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This male lion rests in the soft grass on a gloomy ...

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Picture of a mother otter and her cubs in the Shetland Islands

Eurasian Otters, Shetland Islands

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2013

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In the Shetland Islands a mother and two male cubs listen ...

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Picture of stingrays swimming in the waters of Grand Cayman

Stingrays, Grand Cayman

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2013

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Stingrays gracefully flying, forming a perfect straight line. Sand bar, Grand ...

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Picture of male geladas in Ethiopia

Geladas, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2013

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A group of juvenile male gelada baboons gives chase to a ...

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Picture of a cow licking a shepherd’s hand in India

Cow and Shepherd, India

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2013

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A young bovine finds safety and solace with her shepherd father ...

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Picture of a flock of birds congregated on Hula Lake, Israel

Birds, Israel

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2013

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Hula Lake, Israel

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Picture of a cheetah and a leopard facing off in Botswana

Cheetah and Leopard, Botswana

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2013

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A very rare, adrenaline-packed showdown between two spotted predators: a male ...

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Picture of a diving bird chasing baitfish on the Santa Maria reef, Mexico

Diving Bird, Mexico

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2013

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While taking photos of Santa Maria reef near Cabo San Lucas ...

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Picture of a grasshopper in a Wisconsin forest

Grasshopper and Milkweed Pod

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2013

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Walking through the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin on ...

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Picture of a pair of penguin chicks in Antarctica

Gentoo Penguin Chicks, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2013

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Picture of a herd of elephants in Kenya

Elephant Herd, Kenya

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2013

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Elephants move across Kenya’s Amboseli National Park in a thunderstorm ...

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Picture of a baby loggerhead sea turtle in the waters off Florida

Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Florida

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2013

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A loggerhead sea turtle that never made it to sea with ...

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Picture of a rooster in Brazil

Rooster, Brazil

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2013

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Rooster, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Picture of rhinos, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Rhinos, Kenya

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2013

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Family of rhinos, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

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Picture of a boy in a river with water buffaloes, India

Water Buffaloes, India

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2013

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A boy bathes with his three buffaloes in the river.

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Picture of tadpoles swimming in a swamp in British Columbia

Tadpoles, Canada

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2013

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Tadpoles swim through a jungle of lily stalks in Cedar Lake ...

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Picture of a fox sitting in the snow, Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands

Fox, Aleutian Islands

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2013

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A fox sits on a snowy hill near Dutch Harbor in ...

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Picture of people in a snowstorm in Finland

Snowstorm, Finland

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2012

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A sudden snowstorm buffets May Day revelers during a ...

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Picture of a Kuvale herdsman in Angola

Kuvale Herdsman, Angola

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2012

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Veiled in haze, twin peaks of Angola’s Chela ...

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Picture of a Basque farming couple

Farmers, Basque Country

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2012

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This tableau featuring a Basque farmer and his wife ...

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Picture of twin siblings swimming in Italy

Lake Garda, Italy

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2012

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Twin siblings playing in Italy’s Lake Garda drift ...

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Picture of a farm worker silhouetted against a controlled blaze in Puerto Rico

Cane Field, Puerto Rico

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2012

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In a cane field in Puerto Rico, a mechanical ...

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Picture of women picking wildflowers in the San Joaquin Valley

Wildflowers, California

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2012

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In this picture from the early 1940s, travelers in ...

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Picture of a boat crew cooking breakfast on a barge, Mohawk River, New York

Mohawk River, New York

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2012

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A boat crew cooks breakfast on a wrecked barge ...

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Picture of the gardens at Middleton Place in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2012

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An autochrome image captures the vibrant foliage at Charleston ...

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Picture of a woman with a pony, El Paso, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2012

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A rodeo cowgirl hitches her pony at an El ...

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Picture of people standing next to a field of oil derricks in Los Angeles

Signal Hill, California

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2012

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A forest of oil derricks makes a ghostly backdrop ...

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Picture of a woman and a coal miner in West Virginia

Coal Miner, West Virginia

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2012

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A woman stands with a coal miner in Holden ...

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Picture of Londoners holding mirrors to catch a glimpse of passing royalty in London, 1934

Parade, London

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2012

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Raising mirrors—or what photographer Maynard Owen Williams called ...

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Picture of a ship at dock in Ohio

Docks, Ohio

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2012

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In a circa 1928 autochrome, ships approach a vast ...

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Picture of two girls playing on a seesaw in Korea in 1931

Seesaw, Korea

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2012

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Young women play on a seesaw in Korea in ...

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 Picture of people walking down a street in Paris

Paris, France

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2012

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Parisians walk past lottery and vermouth advertisements on the ...

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Picture of fruit for sale at a market in Bangkok, Thailand

Fruit, Bangkok

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2012

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In an autochrome image from around 1926, bananas, pomelos ...

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Picture of fishing boats in Macao, China

Fishing Boats, Macao

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2012

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Hanging from boats in a Macao harbor, fishing nets ...

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Picture of a woman walking with a wicker basket, Provins, France

Provins, France

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2012

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Wearing a traditional bonnet, a woman in Provins, France ...

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Picture of three boys sitting by fishing boats in the Canary Islands

Harbor, Canary Islands

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2012

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Children sit by fishing boats at rest in a ...

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