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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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Picture of a beech bough overhanging Lake Ada in New Zealand

The Place of Jade

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2014

Beech boughs and a broadleaf sapling overhang Lake Ada on Milford Track, a popular hiking trail in southwestern New Zealand ...

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Picture of a lightning storm in Bangkok

Storm Watch

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2014

Hoping to capture some lightning pictures, Your Shot contributor Saranya Chalermchai sat with camera in hand on the 21st floor ...

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Picture of a king penguin standing in the snow

Whaling Away

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2014

"At the now abandoned Grytviken whaling station in South Georgia, this lone king penguin stood motionless for several hours, like ...

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Picture of a frozen lake in Japan

Aomori Moon

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2014

"There was a beautiful morning crescent moon, and the ice was cracking on the frozen lake," says Your Shot contributor ...

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Picture of sheep on a hillside in Saudi Arabia

Fleeting Sheep

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2014

"I saw this herd of sheep while driving in the mountains outside the town of Al Bahah during a photography ...

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Picture of bluefin tuna in an undersea pen

Penned In

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2014

The fast and powerful bluefin tuna is among the most overfished species on Earth. Here, bluefin in an undersea pen ...

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Picture of a cloud formation in Mongolia

Cloud Fish

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2014

"That day was a dual lucky day," says Your Shot contributor Steven Chou, who captured this shot of a "delicacy ...

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Picture of an egret reflected in still water

The Elegance of the Egret

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2014

"I was driving through the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey on a foggy morning and noticed ...

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Picture of novice monks outside a pagoda in Myanmar

Shades of Red

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2014

Umbrellas shade novice monks at a pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma). "It was a fine day, with sunny weather," writes ...

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Picture of women sewing fishing nets in Vietnam

Net Work

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2014

Your Shot contributor Quang Tran was visiting the fishing village of Vinh Hy, Vietnam, when he came across these women ...

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Picture of the aurora borealis in the Arctic skies of Canada

Yukon Night

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2014

The aurora borealis dances above Robert Bruce’s smokehouse on a cold autumn night on the Porcupine River in Canada ...

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Picture of a baby baboon with its mother, Masai Mara, Kenya

Masai Moment

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2014

Your Shot contributor Bjorn Persson counts this picture of a baby baboon in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve as ...

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Picture of icy rocks off the Baltic coast of Poland

Northern Exposure

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2014

"Every year I visit Gdansk, Poland, as a part of our family trip," says Kani Polat, a member of our ...

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Picture of a facade in Taipei, Taiwan

Fixing Up a Facade

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2014

"I was on the way to a friend's house, which happens to be adjacent to this [building under] renovation ...

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Picture of Holi celebrants being covered in colored powder

Blast of Color

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2014

On the eve of the springtime Holi Festival, a priest at the Radha Krishna Temple in Kolkata throws color to ...

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Herd of deer lured into the corral for miscalculation.

Ahead of the Herd

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2014

"I've been working on a photographic survey, 'The Saami of Russia,' for 22 years (since 1991)," writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Top of the World

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2014

Norway's 63,000-mile coastline boasts otherworldly fjords, bays, and islands. Here, the towering peaks of Norway’s Lofoten Islands ...

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Picture of an anemonefish inside an anemone, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea

A Mutual Benefit

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2014

An anemone and its tenant, a pink anemonefish, look out for each other in the waters of Papua New Guinea ...

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Picture of a horse in the woods in Spain

A Winter Walk

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2014

While walking in the countryside "enjoying the air, sounds, and colors of winter," Your Shot contributor Marisela Murcia Navarro suddenly ...

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Picture of a dancer's shadow, Palais de Congres, Montreal

Of Silhouettes and Pirouettes

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2014

Your Shot contributor Tanya Kirnishi captured the shadow of a ballerina friend ...

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Picture of a crabeater seal swimming off Antarctica

Seal of Disapproval

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2014

"Crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) are one of the most curious animals [I've been] fortunate to work with," writes Mariusz ...

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Picture of the Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Reflecting the Ages

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2014

"While in Beijing last year, my travel buddy and I stumbled out of our hotel around 5 a.m. and ...

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Picture of ocean jasper as viewed under a microscope

The Sunflower

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2014

Your Shot community member Bernardo Cesare counts this submission, a photomicrograph of an ocean jasper from Madagascar, among his favorites ...

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Picture of a funeral ceremony in Romania

Mourning in Romania

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2014

Funeral ceremony, Romania

"The composition and perspective work together very well here. I like how the delicate flowers so neatly ...

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Picture of a flock of flamingos over Lake Logipi in Kenya

A Study in Pink

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2014

"We took off in a Cessna from a little dusty airstrip just beside Lake Turkana in northern Kenya," says Your ...

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