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Picture of a female cougar and kitten in Grand Teton National Park

Snow Cats

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2014

Experts thought cougars rarely socialize, but F51, a female living near Grand Teton National Park, traveled and fed with another ...

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Picture of a man carrying a sack of locusts in Madagascar

Into the Swarm

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2014

Oppression, interaction, collaboration. In the life cycle of nature nothing is lost, but the coexistence of different species is sometimes ...

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Picture of a great grey owl camouflaged in a nest

Knot an Owl

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2014

A camouflaged gray owl protects its nest in this Your Shot picture chosen for the Daily Dozen roundup of editors ...

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Picture of feather star crinoids in Kimbe Bay

Kimbe Bay's Movable Feast

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2014

Animals that look like plants, feather star crinoids sweep plankton from the waters of Kimbe Bay on the coast of ...

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Picture of a snowy day in Bucovina, Romania

Snowy Day in Bucovina

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2014

Winter enwraps a quiet corner of Romania's Bucovina region in this 2013 photo by Your Shot contributor Bogdan Comanescu ...

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Picture of a rock formation in Spain

Pink Sunset

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Long-exposure of a rock formation in Bardenas Reales ...

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Picture of a young woman looking out of a frosted bus window in Budapest

Frosty Glance

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2013

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Young lady looking out the window from a ...

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Picture of white cliffs on Iturup island, Russia

The White Cliffs of Iturup

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2013

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White rocks have stretched for miles alongside the ...

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Picture of burnt trees at sunset in Yellowstone National Park

Burnt Trees, Yellowstone

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2013

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At sunset, peaceful burnt woods just surround you ...

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Picture of a city street in Hong Kong

Street Colors

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

After a summer storm washes away the everyday ...

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Picture of a sea lion in the Sea of Cortez

Shy Sea Lion

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2013

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The Midriff Islands in the Sea of Cortez ...

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Picture of a shepherd with a flock of sheep in Iraq

A Shepherd's Flock

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2013

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Silence and light accompany sheep and shepherd, day ...

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Picture of a street scene in Susuman, Russia

Wintry Wait

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2013

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In February 2012, a few people wait for ...

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Picture of elephants at an orphanage in Sri Lanka

There's Always One

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2013

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Elephants at the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, Sri ...

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Picture of a frost-covered tamarack swamp in Wisconsin

Frosted Tamarack Swamp

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2013

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I had scouted out a few places for ...

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Picture of celebrants of the Saidi-ji Eyo festival in Japan

The Blessed Man

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2013

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The Saidai-ji Eyo festival, considered one of the ...

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Picture of a rhinoceros in Zimbabwe’s Matopos National Park

Imperiled Rhino

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2013

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Zimbabwe's Matopos National Park had 86 white ...

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 Picture of butterflies in flight along the Iguazu River

Aflutter Along the Iguazu

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2013

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Large gatherings of butterflies are common alongside the ...

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Picture of a young monk inside a monastery in Myanmar

Monastery in Mandalay

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2013

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A young monk crosses the patio inside a ...

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Picture of an aerial view of the Namib Desert

Above the Namib Desert

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2013

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Aerial view of the Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa ...

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Picture of cows on a beach in Spain

Sunbathing Cows, Andalusia

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2013

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I was driving along the beach highway when ...

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Picture of Skogafoss, a waterfall in Iceland

Skógafoss, Iceland

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2013

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Skógafoss, one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland ...

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Picture of a bride preparing for a wedding in Kosovo

Bride, Kosovo

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2013

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A tradition a thousand years old, passed on ...

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Picture of a canopy of leaves in Berlin

Tree Canopy, Berlin

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2013

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While studying in Florence, Italy, I went on ...

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Picture of a cabin in a village in Croatia

Cabin, Croatia

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2013

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Kozji Vrh is a village in Gorski Kotar ...

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Picture of a deer in Richmond Park, London

Deer, Richmond Park

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2013

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This was taken in early morning at Richmond ...

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Picture of trees in a snow-covered field in Latvia

Landscape, Latvia

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2013

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This image was taken in Lielvārde, Latvia.

(This ...

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Picture of performers at a festival in Japan

Festival Performers, Japan

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2013

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Gion Matsuri is one of Japan's oldest ...

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Picture of a bird flapping its wings reflected in a pool of water in Hungary

Reflection, Hungary

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2013

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Misty summer photo, Nagykanizsa, Hungary

(This photo and ...

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Picture of kokia plants at a seaside park in Japan

Seaside Park, Japan

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2013

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This hill is filled with kokia every autumn ...

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Picture of skateboarders in San Francisco

Skateboarders, San Francisco

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2013

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The short length of a two-day stop in ...

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Picture of a lighthouse battered by stormy seas in Portugal

Lighthouse, Portugal

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2013

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A huge ocean storm, Porto, Portugal, January 2013 ...

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Picture of a trio of eastern screech owlets in a woodpecker nest

Eastern Screech Owlets

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2013

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Eastern screech owls like to take over woodpecker ...

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Picture of mountains and trees reflected in Lake Carezza, Italy

Lake Carezza, Italy

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2013

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Lake Carezza is a pearl of the Dolomites ...

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Picture of a flock of seagulls over Alaska

Seagulls, Alaska

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

This image was taken while flying in a ...

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Picture of revelers dressed as devils during a festival in Barcelona

Gothic Quarter, Barcelona

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Devils run amidst the pyrotechnics during the celebration ...

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