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Photo: Two women looking out a window

Window, Cairo, Egypt

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images From National Geographic Books

Arms folded in rest, women look over Cairo ...

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Sunrise Over Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2009

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Sunrise over Mount Everest


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Mount Everest's North Face, Tibet

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2009

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A climber gazes at the north face of Mount Everest. Tibet ...

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Mountain Reflection, Tibet

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2009

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After taking some shots at Mount Everest Base Camp (Tibet side ...

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Photo: Clouds near Mount Everest

Clouds Near Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2009

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This photo was taken on the way to Everest Base Camp ...

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Stars Over Campsite, Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2009

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Sherpas prepare their meals at Camp 2 as the stars appear ...

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Prayer Flags, Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2009

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Prayer flags stretch across Base Camp on Mount Everest, with Nuptse ...

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Photo: A Sherpa crossing the Khumbu Icefall

Khumbu Icefall Traverse, Nepal

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2009

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Sherpa Nima Dorje Tamang traverses a ladder on the Khumbu Icefall ...

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Mt. Kilauea Eruption at Night, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

Lava from Mt Kilaeau flowed down the slopes via lava ...

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Photo: Rushing water

Porcupine Mountains Waterfall, Michigan

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2009

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This is the result of a ten-second exposure on a ...

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Trees whizz by on the way to the Okefenokee swamp, Georgia, USA.

Blurred Trees, Georgia

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2009

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Trees whiz by on the way to the Okefenokee swamp ...

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Bonneville Salt Flats at Night, Utah

Photo of the Day, April 21, 2009

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The electric blush of Salt Lake City, more than a ...

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Photo: Humpback whales in sunlit water

Humpback Whales in Sunlit Water, Tahiti

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

When you swim with humpback whales it's not their ...

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Drill Pad on Wetlands, Russia

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

A drill pad built on top of fragile wetlands probes ...

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Photo: Young girl shielding her eyes from dust

Dry Ranch, Australia

Photo of the Day, April 18, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

Simon Booth remembers when he grazed 250 head of cattle ...

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Photo: green roof garden

Green Roof, New York City

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

Some green roofs can be far simpler to create than ...

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Photo: Polar bear on bare, brown soil

Polar Bear on Brown Soil, Svalbard, Norway

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2009

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In Svalbard, Norway's Arctic archipelago, a camera trap catches ...

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Green Window

Green Window Frame and Silhouette

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

While exploring Walkerville, Ontario's vacant, leafy icon known as ...

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Photo: Giraffes at sunset

Giraffes at Sunset, Masai Mara Park, Kenya

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

After a safari in the Masai Mara Park we were ...

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MM 7630. Energy Efficiency and Conservation. In Greensburg KS, where an EF5 tornado destroyed much of the town a year ago, tey are trying to build the town green. All of the town buildings are pledged to be LEED platinum, and they are encouraging residents to rebuild their homes green.  Janice Haney hangs laundry in her backyard. 16472 B St., Greensburg, KS 67054.

Hanging Laundry, Kansas

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2009

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"We're farm people," says Janice Haney of Greensburg, Kansas. "I enjoy ...

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Planting of red mangrove seedlings in an estuary at low tide.

Mangrove Saplings, Bali

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

To reestablish mangroves on the island of Bali, workers set ...

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Waters boil with jellyfish in one of Palau's marine lakes.

Jellyfish Swarm, Palau

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2009

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Waters boil with jellyfish in one of Palau's marine ...

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Standing on stilts, Madidi's "walking" trees, appear to move as their shadyside roots wither.

Butterfly and Trees, Madidi National Park, Bolivia

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2009

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The locals say palm trees here grow legs and walk ...

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Photo: Gray reef shark swimming in Kingman Reef

Gray Reef Shark, Kingman Reef

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2009

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Gray reef sharks and red snappers hover above a patch ...

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Photo: Waterfall and trees in Havasu Creek

Havasu Creek Waterfall, Arizona

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2009

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Nestled 3,000 feet (900 meters) deep into Havasu Canyon ...

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Alfalfa Field Irrigation, Oregon

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2009

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A quarter-mile-long (0.4-kilometer-long) wheel line spritzes an Oregon alfalfa ...

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Photo: Swans flying in mist

Swans in Flight, Washington

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2009

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This lucky picture of swans was taken while out taking ...

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Photo: A mother polar bear and cubs at water's edge

Polar Bear and Cubs, Svalbard, Norway

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

In a far north without ice, a mother bear could ...

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A 30 second exposure was used to capture a small waterfall spilling into Lake Superior at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

A 30-second exposure was used to capture a small waterfall ...

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This photo was taken in the lagoon at Coconut Island, Hawaii.  I worked there for 7 years and Kaneohe is one of my favorite places. Because the little island is preserved, the reefs are still intact-- paradise.

Coconut Island Fish, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

This photo was taken in the lagoon at Coconut Island ...

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Photo: Tube anemone underwater

Tube Anemone, Bali

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2009

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This large tube anemone, photographed in Tulamben, Bali, stood high ...

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Photo: Lightning near Huntington Beach

Lightning at Huntington Beach, Ohio

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

While at Huntington Beach in Bay Village, Ohio, I saw ...

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Sea ice, harbour seals at Prins Karl Forsland, Shaun's on assignment cards, and other Svalbard wildlife.

Atlantic Walrus, Norway

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

An Atlantic walrus plods toward shore after gorging on ...

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Sufi Dancer, Naama Bay, Egypt

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Whirling atop a café overlooking Naama Bay's pedestrian ...

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Photo: Morning in a lake with a moose cow and calf

Moose Cow and Calf, Mayfield Lake

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Morning draws a moose cow and calf into the ...

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Photo Shoot, Nuorilang Falls, China

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Nuorilang means "grand" in Tibetan. Jiuzhaigou's Nuorilang Falls ...

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