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Photo: Parrot taking a bath aboard a boat

Bathing Parrot

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2010

During a boat trip across the Gulf of Papagayo, this nice parrot decided that he couldn't stand the heat ...

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Photo: Birds sitting in the fog on a log

Birds Sitting in the Fog

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2010

I was out early one morning and caught this pair sitting on a log getting the morning sun. The fog ...

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Photo: A peacock in downtown Sarasota, Florida

Peacock, Sarasota

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2010

I found this peacock last April while touring downtown Sarasota, Florida. He seemed willing to have his picture taken so ...

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Photo: Two blue herons performing mating dance

Two Blue Herons

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2010

During the later months of the year south Florida starts to get all the migrating birds from all over the ...

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Photo: A bird flying with its beak in the water

Black Skimmer

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2010

Like cutting silk, this black skimmer looks for something for lunch.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

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Photo: Lightning over water

Lightning, Cape Town

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2010

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Two separate lightning bolts converge over Table Mountain in Cape ...

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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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