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Antarctica Lab

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2009

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Dr. Edward Atkinson in his Antarctica lab ...

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Photo: Northern spotted owl

Northern Spotted Owl

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2009

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A tagged northern spotted owl swoops toward a researcher's ...

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Photo: Islamic women in Indonesia

Feast of the Sacrifice

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2009

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Facing the dawn, women of the An-Nadzir commune begin Islam ...

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Russian Orthodox Priest

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2009

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Father Sevastyan meditates on the Gospels at Svyato-Kazansky hermitage, one ...

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San Marco Basin, Venice

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2009

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For every resident Venetian, hundreds of visitors pour into the ...

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Iowa State Fair Tent

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2009

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Behind the scenes at the Iowa State Fair, kids tuck ...

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Flag-Footed Bug and Passionflower

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2009

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A bird zeroing in on a flag-footed bug perched on ...

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Photo: King penguins at night

King Penguins in Moonlight

Photo of the Day, September 24, 2009

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As sure as moonrise over Possession Island, king penguins gather ...

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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2009

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Fourteen stories up a 30-story tree, Humboldt State University scientist ...

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Green Leaf Insect

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2009

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Eyes and antennae barely reveal the head of the leaf ...

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Photo: Man exploring a cavern

Cavern Explorer, Tennessee

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2009

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Underground you can still be the first person on Earth ...

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Roosevelt Elk Cows

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2009

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Roosevelt elk cows scatter across a meadow in Prairie Creek ...

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West Sumatra Fuel Station

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2009

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Women work at a West Sumatra gas station. Economic crises ...

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El Khader Remains, West Bank

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2009

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The only community in the West Bank that remains completely ...

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Photo: King penguins swimming underwater

King Penguins Swimming

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2009

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A feeding party streams back to shore after several days ...

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Carnival Costumes, Venice

Photo of the Day, September 16, 2009

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Instead of renting costumes from shops around the Piazza San ...

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Photo: Candle spruce trees at night

Candle Spruces at Night, Finland

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2009

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Candle spruces stand frozen before a backdrop of the northern ...

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photo: an electric plant in Spain

Electric Plant, Spain

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2009

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At an electric plant in southern Spain, mirrors as big ...

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Old House, Bosnia

Photo of the Day, September 13, 2009

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Milica Nikolic, an elderly Bosnian Serb, lives near the village ...

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Lishadi Market Vendor

Photo of the Day, September 12, 2009

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Pu Dengyi offers a modest assortment of birds, squirrels, and ...

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Photo: Wasps flying near an orchid

King Spider Orchid

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2009

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Following a perfume trail to its source, male wasps in ...

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Photo: Manta rays swimming underwater

Manta Rays, Hanifaru Bay, Maldives

Photo of the Day, September 10, 2009

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Graceful and efficient, 2,000-pound mantas feed on Indian Ocean ...

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photo: kamchatka brown bear salmon

Brown Bear Under Water

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2009

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Fattening up for winter, a brown bear waits to snatch ...

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Photo: Interior view of a cave

Iron Hoop Cave, Alabama

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2009

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Millennia in the making, fantastical chambers like this are decorated ...

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Rice Mill, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2009

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Steam rises from rice being processed at a small mill ...

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Santa Lucia Green Roof

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2009

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The irrigated roof of a house in the exclusive Santa ...

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Photo: Ruins of a lighthouse in Somalia

Lighthouse Ruins, Mogadishu

Photo of the Day, September 5, 2009

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In the quiet of an abandoned lighthouse, young people chew ...

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Wedding Gown Preparation

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2009

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Dress-up weddings happen so seldom in the Russian village of ...

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Photo: Car and explosion

Iowa Derby Car Jump

Photo of the Day, September 3, 2009

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Iowa's derby stunts are always a blast: Gregory "Dr ...

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Prayers, Cambodia

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2009

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Water carries prayers for her ancestors. Widow Suy Moeur, 70 ...

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Photo: Freshwater dolphin swimming

Freshwater Dolphin, Amazon

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2009

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Imagined lords of a golden underwater city—the Encante—Amazon ...

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Photo: Horse rolling on its back

Horse Scratching, Canada

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2009

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Relief is a rolling back scratch in the brush for a hobbled ...

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Photo: Wild dog in tall green grass

Wild Dog, Botswana

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2009

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A wild dog peers out from tall green grass in Botswana.


This ...

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Sperm Whale and Swimmer

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2009

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Andrew and his friend, a young sperm whale named Scar, swim together ...

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Polar Bear Cubs Playing, Canada

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2009

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These two cubs are playing close to our Tundra Buggy in Canada ...

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Lowland Gorillas, Congo

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2009

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Two big gorillas give threatening stares in the Republic of Congo. These ...

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