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Photo: Cattle rancher

Cattle Rancher, Arizona

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2010

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Henry Gray, Arizona, 1970

Henry ran cattle for 50 ...

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Photo: Desert landscape

Wadi Hitan

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2010

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Imagine this dry expanse underwater, with whales hunting and ...

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Photo: King Tut's mask on display

King Tutankhamen’s Funerary Mask

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2010

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Icon of ancient Egypt, the teenage pharaoh's funerary ...

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Photo: Young boys preparing for their circumcision ritual in South Africa

Xhosa Teens

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2010

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Xhosa teens, initiated into manhood in a centuries-old circumcision ...

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Photo: Tiger in tall grass

Tiger

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2010

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Hunted to death in much of India, tigers survive ...

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Photo: A stepped path covered in autumn leaves

Autumn Leaves, Japan

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2010

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"The road gods beckoned." Thus the poet Matsuo Basho ...

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Photo: Clouds over mountains

Clouds and Mountains, Norway

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2010

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I took this picture from the popular view in ...

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Photo: Heavy fog shrouding a city skyline

Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2010

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I was in British Columbia last June for a ...

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Photo: Lightning near the Sears Tower

Lightning, Chicago

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2010

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Chicago's Sears Tower backlit by multiple bolts of ...

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Photo: Small wood church

Wood Church, Greenland

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2010

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Erik the Red killed a man in Iceland over ...

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Photo: Aerial view of sand dunes

Sand Dunes

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2010

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Ribbons of dunes trap the rains.



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Photo: Beach grass in the wind

Beach Grass, Scotland

Photo of the Day, September 24, 2010

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Marram beach grass blowing on the coast of the ...

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Photo: Cows in a row

Cows, Netherlands

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2010

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I was taking photos of a couple of trees ...

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Photo: Buddhist temple at sunrise

Temple of Borobudur, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2010

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Worth waking up early for this amazing scene. It ...

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Photo: Walkway in a bamboo forest

Bamboo Forest, Japan

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2010

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A shot taken from the path while entering the ...

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Photo: Sun shining through fog

Sunlight and Fog, Spain

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2010

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Sun shining through fog on mausoleums.



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Photo: Glacial meltwater flowing across rocks

Tasermiut Fjord, Greenland

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2010

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Glacial meltwater flows into Tasermiut fjord in south Greenland ...

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Photo: Silhouette of a person against a starry sky

Starry Sky, Washington

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2010

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Driving home over the Waterville Plateau, a waxing sliver ...

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Photo: Yellow leaves floating on water

Stream Reflection, South Africa

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2010

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Fall leaves drift on the surface of a stream ...

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Photo: Dark clouds and tornado

Tornado, Utah

Photo of the Day, September 16, 2010

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Driving back from Moab, Utah, an impending tornado made ...

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Photo: Smoke stacks at night

Muscatine, Iowa

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2010

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Under the cover of darkness, industry continues to expel ...

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Photo: Mountain landscape

Hengill Mountain, Iceland

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2010

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Hengill mountain is close to Reykjavik and is famous ...

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Photo: Dust tornado

Dust Tornado, Africa

Photo of the Day, September 13, 2010

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French soldiers chase down papers picked up by a ...

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Photo: Autumn landscape

Autumn Landscape

Photo of the Day, September 12, 2010

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Autumn colors are a beautiful subject to shoot. This ...

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Photo: Silverback gorilla eating roots

Silverback Gorilla, Africa

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2010

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Needing fuel for his efforts, the silverback soaks in ...

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Photo: Tundra grasses and berries

Tundra Landscape, Russia

Photo of the Day, September 10, 2010

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Rolling off Kronotsky Volcano, an autumn storm billows toward ...

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Photo: People carrying umbrellas in rain

Nichols Bridgeway, Chicago

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2010

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The Nichols Bridgeway extends over the world's largest ...

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Photo: Lightning and dark storm clouds

Lightning Storm, Kentucky

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2010

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One of several images I took on April 19th ...

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Photo: Lake reflection

Thunder Lake, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2010

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Sunset flares over Thunder Lake, one of 14 small ...

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Photo: Giraffe eating tree leaves

Giraffe, Zambia

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2010

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A giraffe eats leaves from the lower branches of ...

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Photo: Archway at night

Gateway Arch, St. Louis

Photo of the Day, September 5, 2010

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Theatrical lights give the surface of the Gateway Arch ...

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Photo: Sunrise over hills

Painted Hills, Oregon Sunrise

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2010

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Sunrise on the Painted Hills at John Day Fossil ...

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Photo: Storm clouds over canyons

Storm Clouds, Grand Canyon National Park

Photo of the Day, September 3, 2010

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Storm clouds clear to reveal frosted cliffs near Point ...

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Photo: Tarpon and silverside fish

Tarpon and Silversides, Grand Cayman

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2010

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The picture was taken at Eden Rock, Grand Cayman ...

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Photo: Florida swamp

Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2010

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In the green firmament of a slough, galaxies of ...

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Photo: Cormorant fisherman

Cormorant Fisherman, China

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

A fisherman on the Li River ...

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