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Picture of blacktip sharks, bluefin trevallies, and twinspot snappers underwater in the southern Line Islands

Pooled Together

Photo of the Day, September 3, 2014

Blacktip sharks, bluefin trevallies, and twinspot snappers (foreground)—ever watchful for a potential meal—throng a shallow passage into the ...

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Picture of the Grand Prismatic Spring from above, Yellowstone National Park

A Grand Flyover

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2014

Sunrise at Yellowstone National Park finds steam rising from the surface of the Grand Prismatic Spring, the park’s largest ...

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Picture of a deer on a frost-covered path

Cold Encounter

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2014

Hoarfrost settles on a moor along the border of Espace Rambouillet, a wildlife reserve near Paris, France, that’s home ...

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Picture of Patos Island in Washington

Sacred Land

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2014

Patos Island, one of Washington's San Juan Islands, is part of a thousand-acre national monument created last year by ...

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Picture of a green iguana swimming in a cave

Tip of the Iguana

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2014

Not quite as threatening as some sea monsters, a spiny-backed iguana floats by photographer Lorenzo Mittiga in the Bonaire Caves ...

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Picture of the Colosseum at night in Rome, Italy

Under the Hill

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2014

The successors of Roman Emperor Nero largely buried his legacy from view. Beneath the Oppian Hill (at left) the remains ...

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Picture of Isortoq, a small, snowy village in east Greenland

On the Rocks

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2014

Greenland's Inuit survived for generations eating almost nothing but meat in a landscape too harsh for most plants. Today ...

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Picture of a woman performing a hula-hoop dance at a circus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hoop Dreams

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2014

A performer with Switzerland’s Swiss Dream Circus nimbly twirls hula hoops around her arms and legs. “In Malaysia, it ...

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Picture of New Mexico’s Gila River from an aerial perspective

Gila Wilderness

Photo of the Day, August 26, 2014

This rugged wilderness was the precursor to the 1964 Wilderness Act. Forty years before the act was signed by President ...

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Picture of people participating in a Correfoc performance in Sant Quinti de Mediona, Spain

A Devilish Display

Photo of the Day, August 25, 2014

Firecrackers douse raucous revelers in a steady stream of sparks during a celebration of Correfoc, or “fire runs,” in Sant ...

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Picture of a tree along the path of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England

Tree of Life

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2014

Tourists flock to a lone tree along the path of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Built between 122 A ...

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Picture of a spider on a web covered in dew, Dallas Arboretum

Spider Hole

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2014

"The Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, Texas, is my 'happy place' to spend time photographing the flowers and garden critters," writes ...

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Picture of a man working in the salt fields in Dien Chau, Vietnam

Worth His Salt

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2014

A salt worker labors at a salt field in the Dien Chau district of Vietnam's Nghe An Province. The ...

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Picture of snow-covered aspens near Taos, New Mexico

Winter Wilderness

Photo of the Day, August 21, 2014

Snow clings to aspens near Taos, New Mexico, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. A proposal to protect 45,000 ...

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Picture of Achilles tang fish swimming in the waters of the southern Line Islands

Achilles Tang

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2014

In other places around the world, coral has been decimated by bleaching and disease, but the southern Line Islands’ reefs ...

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Picture of a girl rowing a boat in Malaysia

The Sea Life

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2014

The Bajau of Malaysia fish and dive for almost everything they eat. Some live in houses on the beach or ...

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Picture of a lion cub, South Africa

Those Lion Eyes

Photo of the Day, August 18, 2014

When photographer Hannes Lochner set up his camera at a water hole in South Africa's Kalahari, he tried hiding ...

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Picture of a blue heron at Great Falls, Maryland

Sun Salutation

Photo of the Day, August 17, 2014

A blue heron catches the last rays of a setting sun at Great Falls National Park in Maryland.

"I go ...

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Picture of research interns standing on top of a house on the coast of Eastern Egg Rock, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Birds' Egg

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2014

"Seven-acre Eastern Egg Rock is an Audubon research island off Boothbay Harbor, Maine, that's home to the world's ...

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Picture of a woman making conical hats out of palm leaves in Duc Hoa, Vietnam

Hats Off

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2014

"I was drawn to an older woman who was working very hard on crafting these hats," writes Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a section of the Middle McCloud Falls in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Falling River

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2014

A tight angle captures the McCloud River falling in tiers to an unseen swimming hole below. The Middle McCloud Falls ...

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Picture of a crocodile underwater near Banco Chinchorro, Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea

Croc Tail

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2014

"I met this crocodile face-to-face underwater," writes Your Shot member Mike Korostelev. "There was only my underwater camera between it ...

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Picture of Hamnoy, a small fishing village in Norway

Moody Hues

Photo of the Day, August 12, 2014

Atmospheric weather conditions in the Lofoten Islands village of Hamnøy gave Luca Venturi the opportunity to take advantage of a ...

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Picture of a man, woman, and dog walking along the coast of Deal on the North Sea side of the English Coast, Kent

The Weather at the Sea

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2014

It's bracing weather for a walk on a November afternoon in the town of Deal on England's North ...

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Picture of a lizard up close

It's Tokay

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2014

A tokay gecko shows its true colors in the woods around Tangerang, Indonesia. Tokays are among the largest geckos and ...

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Picture of a winding country road in Munnar, India

Morning Tea

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2014

Dawn comes to a tea plantation in Munnar, India, once a favorite summer retreat of British officials. Situated 5,200 ...

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Picture of a stone Buddha embedded in the trunk of a tree in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Spiritual Roots

Photo of the Day, August 8, 2014

On a tour of Wat Mahathat, a temple in Ayutthaya, Thailand, Your Shot member Julian Bound spotted a large stone ...

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Picture of sea lions underwater in the Galapagos Islands

Close Encounter

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2014

While diving in the Galápagos Islands, Sandro Lonardi took a break between dives to snorkel with sea lions. "At first ...

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Picture of typical Greek architecture on the coast of Pyrgos, Greece

Pyrgos Skies

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2014

A long exposure captures cloud movement over the coastal Greek village of Pyrgos. "The sky was perfect for this sort ...

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Picture of a dive instructor leaping from a bridge into the Neretva River, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Free Fall

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2014

In the Bosnia and Herzegovina town of Mostar, a local dive club instructor jumps from the Stari Most, or Old ...

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Picture of a woman walking with a red umbrella at a train station in Italy

Lady in Red

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2014

The Santiago Calatrava-designed AV Mediopadana train station in Reggio Emilia, Italy, is "an architectural masterpiece," writes Your Shot member Davide ...

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Picture of a polar bear standing along the coast of Rudolf Island in Russia’s Franz Josef Land

North Star

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2014

A polar bear stands sentinel on Rudolf Island in Russia’s Franz Josef Land archipelago, destination of the multidisciplinary Pristine ...

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Picture of people and camels crossing sand dunes in the Moroccan desert

Sahara's Edge

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2014

A camel caravan journeys across the dunes of Morocco's Erg Chebbi desert on the edge of the Sahara. Before ...

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Picture of the Boulder River flowing from the Beartooth Mountains in Montana at night

Night on the Boulder River

Photo of the Day, August 1, 2014

While hiking and camping in Montana's Beartooth Mountains, Your Shot member John Warner used a technique called light painting ...

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Picture of the ruins of a fort from World War I at Chemin des Dames in France

Return to Nature

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2014

During World War I, the deadlock of trench warfare led both the French and German sides to tunnel beneath enemy ...

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Picture of children waving flags during Victory Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Celebration

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2014

Local children wave flags to celebrate Victory Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as a plane passes overhead. Victory Day, which occurs ...

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