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Desert of Death, Afghanistan
Photo of the Day, January 21, 2009
Like drifting clouds, hilltops mirrored in a mirage appear to float behind a Land-Rover. The illusion is created by heat ...
Dock and Palm Trees, Tahiti
Photo of the Day, January 20, 2009
A dock juts out to a small palm island, surrounded by the jewel-blue waters of Tahiti. Tahiti is just one ...
Bubble Eye Goldfish, United States
Photo of the Day, January 19, 2009
Oriental apparition, the extraordinary bubble eye wears marble-size, fluid-filled eye sacs like water wings. The breed is only one in ...
Grazing Bison, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma
Photo of the Day, January 18, 2009
Stately American bison graze beneath gold-lined clouds in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Established in 1905, the refuge ...
Fishermen at Night, Micronesia
Photo of the Day, January 17, 2009
Fiery torches of palm fronds light up the night near the Caroline Islands as men in outrigger canoes wait with ...
Synchronized Swimmers, Laguna Hills, California
Photo of the Day, January 16, 2009
Submerged ballerinas rehearse for their annual show at Leisure World in Laguna Hills, California. Activities like line dancing, lawn bowling ...
Lion in Tree, Zambezi River, Zambia
Photo of the Day, January 15, 2009
A female lion claims her spot in a tree near the Zambezi River in Zambia. Female lions are the primary ...
Oil Refinery, Ras Tanurah, Saudi Arabia
Photo of the Day, January 14, 2009
Gas flares fire the night at Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanurah refinery, north of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Each day sparkling ...
Fire-Walking Ceremony, Viti Levu Island, Republic of Fiji
Photo of the Day, January 13, 2009
The body is transcended and the soul is made pure by mortification of the flesh—including piercings with these needles ...
Mandrill, Central Africa
Photo of the Day, January 12, 2009
A mandrill, tethered on a rope in central Africa, reaches for the camera. These colorful primates are threatened. They are ...
Shrimp Hiding in Sand, Florida
Photo of the Day, January 11, 2009
Shunning light, a pink shrimp buries itself in aquarium sand except for its feelers and golf-ball eyes. To avoid predators ...
Castle Near Kilgarvan, Ireland
Photo of the Day, January 10, 2009
The green countryside of County Kerry, Ireland, slowly reclaims a castle near the village of Kilgarvan. Taking its present name ...
Islanders Crabbing at Night, Samana Cay, Bahamas
Photo of the Day, January 9, 2009
Islanders, on a seasonal visit to uninhabited Samana Cay in the eastern Bahamas, crab by torchwood light at a point ...
F-105 Fighters, Hawaii
Photo of the Day, January 8, 2009
A haze of smoke veils the silver snouts of the "Flying Tigers," an F-105 squadron which, at the time of ...
Rock Carvings, Petra, Jordan
Photo of the Day, January 7, 2009
Hidden at the end of a long ravine, the buildings of Petra, Jordan, were carved into sandstone cliffs by the ...
Chateau Gaillard, Les Andelys, France
Photo of the Day, January 6, 2009
A symbol of long-ago battles, Chateau Gaillard lies in ruins near the town of Les Andelys, France. It was built ...
Bioluminescent Organisms, Japan
Photo of the Day, January 5, 2009
The transparent shells of tiny Cypridina hilgendorfii, found in the coastal waters and sands of Japan, hold a creature that ...
Tree Frog Tadpoles, Costa Rica
Photo of the Day, January 4, 2009
Within days of being deposited on a leaf overhanging a stream, tree frog eggs grow into recognizable tadpoles. Bulbous yolk ...
Statue of Christ of the Abyss, Florida
Photo of the Day, January 3, 2009
Softly aglow in sea-washed sunlight, Christ of the Abyss stands 30 feet (9 meters) down in the Atlantic in Florida ...
Canyonland Grotto, Utah
Photo of the Day, January 2, 2009
A vaulted grotto with a skylight shelters the ruins of cliff dwellings. The Anasazi, or Ancient Ones, tilled corn in ...
Sailboats, Turag River, Bangladesh
Photo of the Day, January 1, 2009
Graceful as butterflies, boats glide past rice fields on the meandering Turag River near Dacca, Bangladesh. Hundreds of watery highways ...
See a selection of editor's favorites, featuring a diver in an underwater park, a lioness chasing her prey, a Cape buffalo and its bird friend, and more.
See a roundup of editor's favorites, featuring a lion's mane jellyfish, a star-filled sky, an island seemingly floating in air, and more.