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Photo: Moray eel underwater

Moray Eel

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2010

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Seventy miles southwest of Tokyo, a moray eel slithers ...

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Photo: Roadside wall of abandoned license plates in Nagorno-Karabakh

License Plated Road, Nagorno-Karabakh

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2010

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The license plates were taken from cars abandoned by ...

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Photo: Ash and lightning over a volcano

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2010

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Lightning veins the Eyjafjallajökull volcano's ash plume, which ...

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Photo: Plants on a sand dune

Sand Dune, Fraser Island

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2010

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Pioneering plants get a toehold above the tide line ...

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Photo: Bowerbird holding flowers in its mouth

Bowerbird, Papua New Guinea

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2010

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A subspecies on the Huon Peninsula adds white flowers ...

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Photo: Baobab trees

Baobab Trees, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2010

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Avenue of the Baobabs, an area near Morondava protected ...

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Photo: Horse in snow

Padlock Ranch Horse, Montana

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2010

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Calving time on Padlock ranch, Montana

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Photo: Man putting a golf ball on a rooftop

Rooftop Golf, New York

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2010

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Big city, short game: Resident Charlie Bernhaut works on ...

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Photo: Microscopic view of a butterfly egg

Butterfly Egg

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2010

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Dryas iulia
Perched on the tendril of a Passiflora ...

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Photo: Lavish mausoleums

Mausoleums, Mexico

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2010

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Death is not the end of bravado for Mexican ...

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Underwater Cave, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2010

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The Cascade Room, some 80 feet (24 meters) beneath ...

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Photo: Cowboy riding a horse across an open plain

West Texas Cowboy

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2010

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If there is an image of mine that captures ...

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Photo: Sufi shrine

Khwaja Ghulam Farid Shrine

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2010

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Idol worship is what extremists call it. But Sufis ...

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Photo: Lake at night

Lake McKenzie

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2010

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One of dozens of lakes on the island, Lake ...

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Photo: Man walking near a mosque

Badshahi Mosque

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2010

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A quiet interlude between prayers is the best time ...

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Photo: Meltwater-carved canyon

Ice Canyon, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2010

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Meltwater has carved a canyon 150 feet (45 meters ...

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Photo: Empire State Building at night

Empire State Building, New York

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2010

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In the city that never sleeps a new awareness ...

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Photo: Large Buddha statue

Cave Buddha

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2010

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At 116 feet (35 meters), the tallest Buddha in ...

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Photo: Women carrying tea leaves

Tea Plantation

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2010

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At a tea plantation bordering Kaziranga National Park, women ...

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Photo: Aerial view of oil on a beach

Orange Beach, Alabama

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2010

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"Mix two parts sugar white sand with one part ...

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Photo: Wounded rhinoceros

Bicyclists, Italy

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2010

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Bicyclists in Ferrara, Italy

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Photo: Mount St. Helens shadow

Mount St. Helens Shadow

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2010

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Even with its top 1,300 feet (396 meters ...

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Photo: Wounded rhinoceros

Wounded Rhinoceros

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2010

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What bloodied this rhino? Maybe a clash with a ...

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Photo: Hawksbill turtle swimming

Hawksbill Turtle, Barbados

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2010

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Several species of morning swimmers—human tourists, protected turtles ...

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Photo: Aerial view of sand

Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2010

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Waves of sand, firmed by an overnight rain, flow ...

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Photo: Twisted tree

Wind River Roadless Area, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2010

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No signs point the way here, only the arthritic ...

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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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