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Picture of a girl on a swing at sunset

Girl's World

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2014

"I captured this moment of my daughter's reckless abandon in a suburban playground in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia," says Gina ...

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Picture of a diver in the Ile Europa atoll, Mozambique Channel

Île Europa Atoll

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2014

Few divers ever explore the reefs around the Île Europa atoll, which lies in a stretch of the Mozambique Channel ...

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Picture of pelicans at Marina del Rey, California

Break Time

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2014

"This photo was taken at the break wall at Marina del Rey in southern California," says Your Shot member Karine ...

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Picture of the Pont d’Alexandre III in Paris

A Walk About Paris

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2014

While preparing for a tough business week in Paris, IT professional Oliver Kremer decided to take a walk through the ...

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Picture of desert palms in California

Deserted Palms

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2014

"This group of palms was planted as part of a planned real estate project in Lucerne Valley, a small town ...

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Picture of a goldfish in a bowl

See Through

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2014

British artist and photographer Hugh Turvey uses x-ray technology to create what he calls Xograms, a fusion of visible light ...

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Picture of the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala

En Fuego

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2014

"I was standing at the top of Guatemala's Acatenango Volcano watching the stars and the city lights from almost ...

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Picture of a man standing in an underground river tunnel in London

The Other Underground

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2014

"I've long held a fascination with unseen spaces, and when I first heard about the vast number of lost ...

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Picture of Galapagos sharks in the Indian Ocean

Atoll Tale

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2014

Young Galápagos sharks—found around tropical oceanic reefs worldwide—nose the camera in the lagoon of the Bassas da India ...

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Picture of a man rowing a boat in Kashmir

Row Up

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2014

"On the first day of snowfall in the Kashmir valley this year, I decided to survey life on the famous ...

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Picture of Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon Territory, Canada

Seeing Reds

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2014

Tombstone Territorial Park in Canada’s Yukon Territory is photographed using Kodak aerochrome infrared film. Originally intended for aerial photography ...

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Picture of a herder in Mongolia

Spring Herd

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2014

"I traveled to the Altay Mountains in Mongolia to photograph the Kazakh nomads known for their eagle-hunting traditions," says Your ...

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Picture of the ALMA array in Chile

Eyes on the Heavens

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2014

Light from the setting sun dances on antennas forming part of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), high in ...

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Picture of deer in Hungary

Deer Sight

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2014

Roe deer, found throughout Europe, approach the edge of a forest in Bajzattanya, Hungary, near the village of Lónya on ...

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Picture of churches near the Ivangorod fortress in Russia

The Past in the Present

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2014

"One day my friends and I went on a trip to the Ivangorod fortress, which is located on the border ...

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Picture a bat covered in pollen

A Movable Feast

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2014

A pollen-gilded bat (Phyllonycteris poeyi) emerging from a flower of the blue mahoe tree (Talipariti elatum) demonstrates the carrying capacity ...

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Picture of a fisherman with a net in Vietnam

Morning Catch

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2014

"Along the Cua Dai riverbanks, there are hundreds of fishing nets spread here and there," says Your Shot member Ly ...

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Picture of rock fragments on the beach in New Zealand

Te Wahipounamu

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2014

Ice Age remnants of crystalline rock dot the coast north of Haast in southwestern New Zealand. The country’s Te ...

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Picture of an arctic fox in Svalbard

A Fox Tale

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2014

"I was in Svalbard staying in an old trappers' cabin," writes Your Shot contributor Bjorn Anders Nymoen. "I was on ...

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Picture of a surfer on Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles

Wave of Industry

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2014

"A lone surfer returns from the sea, bathed in the sodium light of an onshore industrial site," writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of a white horse

Fading Gray

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2014

Horses forever changed life on the Great Plains, and for Native Americans today, they endure as an emblem of tradition ...

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Picture of a hammerhead shark swimming among a school of fish, Galapagos Islands

Lone Shark

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2014

Your Shot member Denis Nezhentsev captured this underwater scene, a recent Daily Dozen selection, during a dive safari near Wolf ...

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Picture of Kim Il Sung square, North Korea

The Square

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2014

“The largest square in North Korea, the giant Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang is an expansive urban space ...

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Picture of an Amazonian royal flycatcher

Royal Crest

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2014

“For the last three years, I have spent my summers conducting biodiversity surveys with a team of other biologists and ...

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Picture of Pushkar Lake in India

Holy Water

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2014

“Pushkar Lake is situated in the heart of town,” says Your Shot member Giancarlo Zuccarone, who submitted this photo to ...

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Picture of a volcano field in Argentina

La Payunia

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2014

"La Payunia is a vast region located in the department of Malargüe, south of the province of Mendoza in Argentina ...

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Picture of ice workers on a river in China

Breaking the Ice

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2014

“I was looking for people pulling ice out of the frozen Songhua River, and I walked for about five miles ...

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Picture of a bluefin tuna feeding on a fish in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Pursued

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2014

A voracious predator, the bluefin tuna feeds mainly on small fish, crustaceans, and squid. But it too is pursued relentlessly ...

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Picture of a stand of rimu trees in New Zealand

Native Stand

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2014

In the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area, stands of rimu trees, a type of conifer found only in New Zealand ...

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Picture of a shadow falling on a building in Bucharest

Shadow Figure

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2014

A man's shadow is cast on a wall in Bucharest, Romania. Your Shot contributor Cristian Munteanu had already had ...

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Picture of the Empire State Building reflected in colored glass

Through a Glass, Colorfully

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2014

"I love walking around my beloved New York City armed with my camera, looking for different and interesting subjects to ...

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Picture of timber wolves in a wildlife facility in Indiana

Crying Wolves

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2014

"Wolves are especially hard to photograph in the wild," writes Petra Warner, a member of National Geographic Your Shot. "This ...

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Picture of cavers inside Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam.

Cave Inn

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2014

"After two days of trekking and caving, we reached the first camp inside Hang Son Doong [mountain river cave], the ...

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Picture of a northern flicker in flight in Canada

Flight of the Flicker

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2014

A northern flicker flies from the nest it has chipped out of a tree at the edge of a small ...

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Picture of the National Library of China

Study Hall

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2014

"As a local born and raised in Beijing, I love to capture the historical moments that arise in the capital ...

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Picture of men working in the salt plains of the Bolivian Altiplano

Salt of the Earth

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2014

"At 3,650 meters above sea level, in the Bolivian Altiplano, there exists the largest continual salt desert on our ...

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