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Picture of Cappadocia, Turkey, taken from a hot-air balloon

Turkish Air

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2015

“You cannot go to Cappadocia without taking a trip in a hot-air balloon and making some pictures—it's a ...

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Picture of boys dressed as bears for a Romanian Christmas caroling tradition

Ursa Minors

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2015

In Bucharest for the holidays, boys from Romania’s Moldova region participate in a tradition called ursul, dressing as bears ...

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Picture of snow cascading down rocky slopes in Gran Paradiso, Italy

Snow Fall

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2015

Late winter snow cascades down the rocky slopes of Valsavarenche valley in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. Ruinous avalanches ...

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Picture of a paraglider in the sky with Highland cattle in the foreground, Denmark

Cowabunga

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2015

Highland cattle ignore a paraglider in Denmark, where Your Shot member David Bengtsson seized an opportunity to capture his airborne ...

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Picture of people propelled into the air using high-pressure jets in Biscayne Bay, near downtown Miami

Jet Set

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2015

Though many coastal places around the world are at risk from rising sea levels due to climate change, Florida is ...

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Picture of colorful salt ponds in San Francisco Bay, California

Salt of the Bay

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2015

“I’m fascinated and drawn to these shapes and colors at sunset,” says Your Shot member Jassen T., who captured ...

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Picture of people shooting off fireworks at the Gion Matsuri festival in Toyohashi City, Japan

Fire Flies

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2015

“These homemade and handheld ‘pistol fireworks’ are used at the Gion Matsuri festival at the Yoshida Shrine in Toyohashi City ...

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Picture of an alpine meadow on a summer night in Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Alpine Oasis

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2015

Summer night falls over an alpine meadow stippled with wildflowers in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. In a busy ...

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Picture of two girls diving under a wave while surfing in Makaha on Oahu, Hawaii

Spiritual Revival

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2015

Best friends Ha‘a Keaulana, at right, and Maili Makana dive under a wave on their way to a surfing ...

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Picture of a pond in Poland on a misty December morning

Misty Morning Fog

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2015

“This beautiful pond is actually not too far from my home” in Poland, says Your Shot member Malgorzata Walkowska, who ...

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Picture of people at a temple in Kolkata, India, during a ritual showering of grain called Annakut

Annakut in Kolkata

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2015

Devotees catch rice during Annakut (“heap of grain”) celebrations at a temple in Kolkata, India. “I was keen to capture ...

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Picture of a yellow-billed Alpine chough flying above Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Bird of Paradiso

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2015

Gran Paradiso National Park is the oldest in Italy. Its namesake, the Gran Paradiso massif, rises 13,324 feet. Here ...

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Picture of a celebratory dance in front of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, Mexico

Crossing Cultures

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2015

“Plain luck” put Your Shot member Alex Visbal in the main plaza of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, during a ...

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Picture of two hikers on a journey in Val Formazza from above

Glacial Pace

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2015

Hikers journey across a glacier near the Formazza Valley on the Swiss-Italian border. “I was walking toward the top of ...

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Picture of a red fox camouflaged in the woods of Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Fox Found

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2015

Once a royal hunting retreat, Gran Paradiso National Park preserves a wild side of Italy. Here, a red fox lies ...

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Picture of Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland

Kirkjufell

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2015

Iceland’s Kirkjufell, which means “church mountain,” is located on the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the country’s ...

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Picture of three surfers preparing to head into the surf at Makaha in Oahu, Hawaii

Surfing Makaha

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2015

Located on the west coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Makaha has a reputation as a tightly cloistered community ...

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Picture of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe, Louisiana

On the Bayou

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2015

“I was up before sunrise on a chilly January morning in Monroe, Louisiana,” writes Keith Yahl, who shared this picture ...

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Picture of a sandhill crane at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico

Morning Takeoff

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2015

“Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico is a well-known winter home for thousands of migrating sandhill cranes ...

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Picture of calf and team ropers at a rodeo in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

In the Loop

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2015

Calf and team ropers chat before competing in the Lone Star Rodeo in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in this picture by Your ...

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Picture of Sarek National Park in northern Sweden

Rapa River Delta

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2015

“We went backpacking in Sarek National Park but wanted to go deeper into the wilderness, which is why we chose ...

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Picture of two humpback whales, an adult and a calf, swimming in the waters off Tonga

Two to Tonga

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2015

“This day the sea was clear and quiet,” writes Your Shot member Fabrice Guerin, who captured this picture of a ...

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Picture of Vestrahorn mountain in southeastern Iceland

A Curtain Lifts

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2015

Rain and fog nearly spoiled Your Shot member Johan Brouwer’s plan to photograph lava dunes during sunset near Stokksnes ...

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Picture of two bighorn sheep sparring in North Fork Canyon near Cody, Wyoming

Ram’s Eye

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2015

“During a recent trip to Wyoming to photograph wildlife, I made a point of stopping in the North Fork Canyon ...

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Picture of a shepherd trekking through the snow in northern Iran

A Day’s Work

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2015

A shepherd carries heavy luggage on a snowy mountain in northern Iran. According to Your Shot member Hemad Nazari, shepherds ...

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Aerial picture of water towers protruding through the clouds near De Soto, Kansas

Water Towers

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2015

"One morning as I lifted off from my local airport into perfectly clear skies, I could see these water towers ...

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Picture of a Nicobar pigeon in New York City’s Central Park Zoo

Flashy Feathers

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2015

"One of my favorite places to photograph exotic birds is in New York's zoo in Central Park," says Your ...

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Picture of street vendors at a busy market in Lagos Island, Nigeria

Local Color

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2015

Vendors hawk goods at one of many markets on Lagos Island, demonstrating the entrepreneurial fervor that has made Nigeria’s ...

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Picture of a group of eagles waiting for food, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Hungry Birds

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2015

“The bald eagle is an opportunist,” says photographer Klaus Nigge, whose images of bald eagles in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands ...

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Picture of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2015

A modern spin on Islamic architecture characterizes the exterior of the I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ...

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Picture of a salt marsh on the eastern shore of Virginia seen from above

Over the Bay

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2015

Shooting at Hog Island Bay on the eastern shore of Virginia, Your Shot member Gordon Campbell is inspired by the ...

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Picture of a group of women walking across the Hunza riverbed after gathering wood in Pakistan

Gathered Greens

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2015

A group of Wakhi women return from a daily excursion across Pakistan’s Hunza riverbed to gather fodder and wood ...

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Picture of a small cabin reflected in a lake on a misty day in Szodliget, Hungary

The Village

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2015

“This little lake is a part of my life,” writes Your Shot member Gabor Dvornik, who lives half a mile ...

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Picture of porcelain fungus mushrooms, Mount Olympus, Greece

Polished Porcelain

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2015

“I am a big fan of mushrooms,” writes Your Shot member Agorastos Papatsanis. He encountered these specimens on Mount Olympus ...

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Picture of coconut trees reflected in flooded paddy, Kerala, India

Morning Reflection

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2015

While on a stroll with friends one morning in a village near the Nilambur forest in Kerala, India, Your Shot ...

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Picture of a macro shot of an illuminated seashell

Star Bright

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2014

“I came across this sea shell and noticed the delicate patterns when I held it up to the light,” writes ...

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