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Picture of a team of synchronized swimmers underwater

Fluid Movement

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2015

Synchronized swimmers, like this team shown practicing in Singapore, are known for their sharp, precisely timed moves. But Jonathan Yeap ...

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Picture of a man sitting atop an elephant in Myanmar

Early Riser

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2015

A worker at a logging camp in Myanmar’s Bago region, where elephants have been used by loggers for centuries ...

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Picture of an illuminated sculpture in Alberta, Canada

Art Works Wonders

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2015

This massive sculpture, called “Wonderland,” sits at the base of The Bow, the tallest building in western Canada. Jeremy Fox ...

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Picture of a peacock sitting on a wall in Austria

Fowl Play

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2015

A colorful peafowl seems to take in the view on the other side of the wall at Ambras Castle in ...

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Picture of a solar eclipse in Spitsbergen, Norway

Night in Day

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2015

Like a giant, celestial version of a child’s night-light, a solar eclipse gleams over the mountains of Spitsbergen, Norway ...

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Picture of people enjoying sunshine on Waikiki beach in Hawaii

Shore Having Fun

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2015

On Waikiki Beach, the sand appears almost pink in the morning sun, and plenty of early beachgoers dot the turquoise ...

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Picture of a hiker standing on the Ko'olau summit ridgeline in Hawaii

Taking a Peak

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2015

As beams of light from the setting sun burst through clouds, a triumphant hiker basks in their glow on a ...

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Picture of a swan on Lake Bled, Slovenia

Swanlike End

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2015

“There was an incident just a few minutes before [this] photo was taken,” writes Your Shot member Kostyantyn Steblovskyy. “Two ...

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Picture of cars on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

High Time

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2015

From the south tower, Your Shot member Tina Sullivan captured this photo of cars crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in ...

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Picture of Gullfoss, Iceland

Cold Rush

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2015

A light mist rises from Iceland’s Gullfoss (Golden Falls) as it plunges in steps to the canyon below. The ...

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Picture of terraced rice field, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Leading Lines

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2015

Bound for home at the end of the working day, Hmong farmers cross a terraced rice field in the Tu ...

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Picture of the courtyard of Ben Youssef in Marrakech, Morocco

Stone Silent

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2015

Compared to the streets outside its doors, the historic Ben Youssef madrassa in Marrakech, Morocco, “was more quiet and relaxing ...

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Picture of waves crashing on the Felgueiras lighthouse in Portugal

Big Break

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2015

An immense wave crashes against the Felgueiras lighthouse in Porto, Portugal. Your Shot member Marco Nuno Faria says the image ...

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Picture of a diver in Devil’s Ear spring, Florida

Spring Mix

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2015

“The effect is entirely natural but decidedly surreal as the swirling tannins of the Santa Fe River mix with clear ...

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 Picture of a wolf camouflaged in cedar boughs on the coast of British Columbia

Bough Wow

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2015

In British Columbia, a coastal wolf is well camouflaged in cedar boughs at the forest’s edge. Scientists have shown ...

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Picture of men riding horses in the mist at the foot of Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia

Sunrise Cowboys

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2015

An “incredible mix of ingredients” came together to make this shot possible, writes Fizza Verdinelli, a member of our Your ...

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Picture of the colorful canyons of the Tian Shan mountain range in China

Dreamscape

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2015

In the northern slopes of the Tian Shan Mountains in China, a river carves its way through a canyon. The ...

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Picture of Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Florida

Serendipitous Scene

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2015

It seems that Mother Nature was in a collaborative mood, helping Your Shot member Dennis Ramos snap an unusual shot ...

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Picture of a fire performer practicing before her performance at the Lantern Fest in Omaha, Nebraska

High Hoops

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2015

At the edge of a field full of expectant festivalgoers, a fire performer practices her hoop routine before her performance ...

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Picture of a heron standing in a river in Yokohama, Japan

Unmoved

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2015

In Yokohama, Japan, a white heron stands resolute against a rush of river water. Your Shot community member Arthur Matsuo ...

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Picture of the Calbuco volcano erupting in Chile

The Awakening

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2015

After nearly five decades of inactivity, the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile spews a violent blast of ash and smoke ...

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Picture of a light-filled valley taken from Xianggong Hill, China

High Light

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2015

Early morning sunbeams pierce the clouds over a valley in Yangshuo County, China. Your Shot member Matthew Richardson captured the ...

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Picture of snow-covered Norway spruces in Sweden

March of Pines

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2015

Staggered by snow, Norway spruces bend with the weather in northern Sweden’s Laponia, one of the largest wilderness areas ...

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Picture of a Labord’s chameleon on a branch, Madagascar

A Standout

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2015

A brightly hued Labord’s chameleon clings to a branch, standing in stark contrast to the surrounding dry brush. It ...

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Picture of patterns on a sidewalk seen from above, Tacoma, Washington

Concrete Abstract

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2015

When Your Shot member Larry Abraham grew bored with the photos he was capturing from a third-floor fire escape in ...

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Picture of a polar bear close to Beechey Island, Canada

Sun Exposure

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2015

Passengers on a tour of the Northwest Passage boarded Zodiacs near Beechey Island, Canada, after hearing of a possible polar ...

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Picture of Mount Bromo at sunrise

Shadowland

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2015

Sunrise filtering through trees creates long shadows in East Java, Indonesia. Your Shot member Adl Chai captured this view from ...

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Picture of a pier on Venice Beach, California

Not as It A-Piers

Photo of the Day, September 24, 2015

Your Shot community member Stephane Couture wanted to capture a new perspective on a familiar subject: this pier in Venice ...

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Picture of a woman selling fish in Indonesia

Red Arranging

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2015

In order to compose this image of a woman arranging fish to dry in the coastal village of Sawah Luhur ...

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Picture of Vermillion Lakes outside of Banff, Canada

Vermilion Lakes Sunrise

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2015

A dense fog was covering Vermilion Lakes, just outside of Banff, Canada, when Your Shot member Vitali Hantsevich arrived at ...

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Picture of men in a van in the early morning

Coffee Car

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2015

While traveling in western Mongolia’s Khovd Province, Your Shot member Terry Allen eagerly set out from her shabby hotel ...

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Picture of a street artist in Florence, Italy

“La Fornarina on Pavement”

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2015

A street artist re-creates Raphael’s “La Fornarina,” or “Portrait of a Young Woman,” in chalk on the sidewalks of ...

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Picture of a red fox in Estonia

Kit Friendly

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2015

Emerging from its den in southern Estonia, a fox kit appears to weigh the presence of Your Shot member Kalmer ...

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Picture of a tree in the Namib desert

A Slight Trick of the Eye

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2015

“Truly, nature is the best painter,” says Stas Bartnikas, a Your Shot community member. Bartnikas had flown over the Namib ...

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Picture of a pelican diving during a feeding session, Jurong Bird Park

Pelican Plunge

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2015

A pelican dives for fish during a feeding session at Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. Nikhil Rasiwasia’s hopes for ...

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Picture of beachgoers from above in Montauk, Long Island

Montauk Moment

Photo of the Day, September 16, 2015

Long interested in aerial photography, Your Shot member Clayton Harper used a small-scale unmanned aerial craft to capture this vantage ...

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