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Photo: Giraffes at sunset

Giraffes at Sunset, Masai Mara Park, Kenya

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Photo: Aerial view of Chicago city lights

Chicago City Lights

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2009

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Chicago at night burns bright under blankets of clouds ...

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Laborers on the Tansa River

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2009

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Laborers haul sand and gravel dredged from the Tansa ...

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Fort McMurray Islamic School, Canada

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2009

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Laughter echoes across the yard as students jump rope ...

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Dawn Prayer, Mount Sinai

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2009

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At dawn on Mount Sinai, camels rest and Said ...

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Elephant Seal Near Shore

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2009

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Outside looking in, a lone male elephant seal lurks ...

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South American Gray Fox at Dusk

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2009

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A South American gray fox (Lycalopex griseus) yawns as ...

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Haw Creek Falls, Arkansas, at Night

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2009

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Bathed in moonlight and swollen with floodwater, the rush ...

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Guagüeyvo Village Girl

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2009

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In the village of Guagüeyvo, Mexico, ten-year-old Leticia ...

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Photo: Visitors resting with bare legs in snow, New England

Tuckerman Ravine Rest, New England

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2009

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The mountain's moods aren't all bad. Spring ...

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Right Whales Swimming

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2009

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A century ago only a few hundred right whales ...

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Photo: Toad River Valley, Canada

Toad River Valley, Canada

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2009

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Like curtains drawn across the landscape, the walls of ...

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Kalimantan Miners

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2009

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Kalimantan miners Sukardi and Suwarni (foreground) spend hours in ...

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Photo: Brown bears in mist, Russia

Brown Bears in Mist, Russia

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2009

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In early morning mist that rolls in from the ...

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Orangutan Orphan, Borneo

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2009

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Clinging to the hand of a human protector, six-year-old ...

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Woman Swimming, Berlin

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2009

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Neurobiologist Constance Scharff finds inspiration swimming near her Berlin ...

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Photo: Stallions fighting, South Dakota

Stallions Fighting, South Dakota

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2009

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Two stallions fight at a wild horse conservation center ...

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Newborn Weigh-In, India

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2009

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Founded in 1970, the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (also ...

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Photo: Elephant seal pups, South Georgia Island

Elephant Seal Pups, South Georgia Island

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2009

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Fattened and then abandoned by mothers who leave to ...

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