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Photo: Cross formed in thick ice

Ice Cross, Maine

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2010

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A cross hewn for Epiphany in the ice of Maine ...

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Photo: Freshwater fish species

Ouachita Madtom

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2010

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The finger-length Ouachita madtom lives only in the Saline River ...

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Photo: San Luis Valley landscape

San Luis Valley, Colorado

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2010

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Southwestern farmers have long shared community-operated waterways, or acequias, like ...

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Photo: Whale skull in a tidal creek

Sei Whale Skull, Chile

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2010

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Inland ice fields give way along Chile's coast ...

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Photo: Girls playing in the Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2010

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Floating on dreams and whispers, girls from a West ...

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Photo: Basalt pinnacles on Trotternish Peninsula

Basalt Pinnacles, Scotland

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2010

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On Skye's Trotternish Peninsula, basalt pinnacles loom over ...

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Photo: Demolition of city buildings

Kashgar, China

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2010

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Demolition erases another block of Kashgar's Old City ...

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Photo: People near a water truck

Water Well, India

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2010

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Indian villages with no watershed plan, such as Yethewadi ...

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Photo: Shanghai at night

Shanghai Skyline

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2010

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The 101-story World Financial Center, China's tallest building ...

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Photo: Hadza tribeswomen dancing

Hadza Dance, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2010

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The arrival of meat in camp may spur a ...

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Photo: Carnivorous plant

Australian Sundew

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2010

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Thirsty bugs are drawn to what look like dewdrops ...

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Photo: Woman at gravesite

Gravesite, India

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2010

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A Rabari woman in Gujarat visits the grave of ...

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Photo: Man floating in sunlit cave pool

Xkeken Cenote, Mexico

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2010

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The Maya believed natural wells, such as the Xkeken ...

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Photo: Girls playing on a swing

Homemade Swing, Nevada

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2010

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After helping bring in the hay harvest, Amber Barlow ...

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Photo: Young girl with dusty red hair

Hamar Girl, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2010

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Crushed minerals are dusted over a Hamar girl's ...

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Photo: Sheep near water’s edge

Sheep, Scotland

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2010

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Tangles of seaweed lure a flock of sheep from ...

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Photo: Skunk clownfish

Skunk Clownfish and Sea Anemone

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2010

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Amphiprion akallopisos (skunk clownfish) and Heteractis magnifica (magnificent sea ...

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Photo: Beachgoers relaxing on a shoreline

Sea of Galilee

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2010

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Israelis relax by the Sea of Galilee, which is ...

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Photo: Chimpanzee in a tree

Chimp Call

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2010

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As rain falls in Congo's NouabaléNdoki National ...

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Photo: Puffin perched on a rock

Puffin, Shiant Islands

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2010

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Dapper black-and-white razorbills (at right) and bright-beaked puffins (at ...

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Photo: Tribe elder near river’s edge

Omo River at Dusk

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2010

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An elder of the Kara tribe, his body decorated ...

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Photo: Island covered in fog

Boreray Island, Scotland

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2010

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Fog lifts to reveal the island of Boreray, in ...

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Photo: Sea stacks

Sea Stacks, Outer Hebrides

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2010

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Their crumpled layers as old as the continents, the ...

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Photo: Sunset seen through a window

Monastery Window, Greece

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2010

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A trinity of sun, sky, and sea paints an ...

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Photo: Portrait of a girl, Rajasthan

Young Indian Nomad

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2010

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A roof overhead is new for Punkti, a shepherd ...

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Photo: Aerial view of designs in the desert

Nasca Lines, Peru

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2010

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In the coastal desert of southern Peru, sprawling figures ...

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Photo: Clownfish and developing eggs

Tomato Clownfish

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2010

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A male tomato clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) tends his field ...

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Photo: Monastery on a steep-sloped peninsula

Simonos Petras Monastery

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2010

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Redoubt of the reclusive, Simonos Petras monastery was founded ...

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Photo: Pollen on flower stigma

Pollen on Geranium Stigma

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2010

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The size of the grains is measured in millionths ...

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Photo: Monks chanting

Eastern Orthodox Christian Monks

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2010

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On the holy peninsula of Mount Athos, monks chant ...

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Photo: Sooty albatross

Sooty Albatross, South Georgia

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2010

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A light-mantled sooty albatross looks down on Gold Harbour ...

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Photo: A man looking out from limbs of a bare tree

Hadza Man, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2010

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Long vistas and the dry season's withered vegetation ...

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Photo: Women digging a reservoir

Women Digging, India

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2010

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During the dry season herding activity slackens, and the ...

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Photo: Sifaka perched on a limestone rock

Decken's Sifaka, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2010

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A Decken's sifaka peers out from a jagged ...

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Photo: Turtle covered in green leaves

Turtle

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Turtle covered in green leaves

 

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Photo: Breaching humpback whale

Humpback Whale, Chatham Strait

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

A humpback whale breaches in Chatham Strait just off of Baranof ...

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