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Picture of monks in Myanmar

Reverent Light

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2016

Your Shot member Jongsung Ryu, who submitted this photo, captured a solemn moment inside a temple in Myanmar: a shaft ...

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Picture of fish in the Andaman Sea in Thailand

A Wash of Color

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2016

While engaged in a prosaic activity—waiting—Your Shot community member Eduard Paravyan took a moment to examine his surroundings ...

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Picture of a Kazakh herder in Mongolia riding a horse with an eagle

Eagle Hunter

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2016

While in western Mongolia in the summer of 2014, Your Shot member Steve Morrison captured this photo of a nomadic ...

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Picture of a meteor shooting across the sky over Second Beach in Washington State

From Above

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2016

"After three days and 20 miles of hiking the beaches of Olympic National Park, I ended up on Second Beach ...

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Picture of a bather at the Ganges River in Varanasi, India

Sacred Swim

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2016

A quiet morning at Dashashwamedh Ghat, the main ghat in Varanasi, India, on the banks of the Ganges River, afforded ...

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Picture of vegetation with frost on it at night in Latvia

In the Frosty Air

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2016

The moonlight makes an enchanting backdrop for plants coated in frost. Gvido Satori made this photo while walking “an ordinary ...

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Picture of a person skiing by a glacial pool in Alaska

A Tranquil Trek

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2016

Gliding toward one of the hundreds of untouched mountainsides in the high backcountry of Denali National Park in Alaska, a ...

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Picture of water rushing into a cove in South Africa

Memories Rush In

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2016

Water—and memories—rush in for Pieter Russouw in his photo of a cove in Yzerfontein, a small town on ...

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Picture of children on a homemade boat on the Kalinganga River in Bangladesh

A Clean Getaway

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2016

Children make their escape during bath time in the Kaliganga River. Your Shot member Apu Jaman captured the photo-worthy moment ...

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Picture of a street scene reflected on a window in Montpellier, France

Reflections

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2016

Your Shot member Yuri Rasin found a clever way to capture the scene in Place de la Comédie, Montpellier, France ...

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Picture of light streaming through trees in the Netherlands

Cold Light of Day

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2016

After a cold night, morning sunlight shoots through the mist, inspiring Your Shot member Andrew George to capture the moment ...

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Picture of people covered in red dust for Holi celebrations in India

Cheery Red

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2016

Tarun Chhabra’s 15-year effort to capture Indian culture in a “self-initiated” photo project has yielded this “good and rare ...

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Picture of two children looking at sea life at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

Fleeting Glances

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2016

Fish and preschoolers consider one another in this image submitted by Your Shot member Jennifer Giliberto. She made this photo ...

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Picture of a white weasel in the snow in Montana

Flash of White

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2016

A blurry flash caught Your Shot member Cindy Herzog’s eye as she and her husband drove along Montana’s ...

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Picture of boys skateboarding on Venice Beach in California

Boys of Dogtown

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2016

Venice Beach is one of the most legendary skateboard spots there is—not just in Southern California, but around the ...

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Picture of a sea lion in a mossy forest in New Zealand

A Mossy Bed

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2016

Endangered New Zealand sea lions are often found in the rata forests of their home nation’s Auckland Islands. Thanks ...

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Picture of tourists gazing at Iguazú Falls from above

Falls Down

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2016

Your Shot member Thomas Major saw the opportunity to create this image from above while in Foz do Iguaçu in ...

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Picture of aurora borealis in Iceland at night

Dancing on Ice

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2016

Seeking out the aurora borealis can lead to some sleepless nights, as Your Shot member Gheorghe Popa can attest. Popa ...

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Picture of a valley in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Wind Down

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2016

Your Shot member Vic Buhay went on a photo road trip with a colleague through Utah and Arizona. At their ...

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Picture of grizzly bears walking down Park Road in Denali National Park, Alaska

Bear Jam

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2016

A mother grizzly and her cubs cause a “bear jam” on Denali National Park and Preserve’s 92-mile-long Park Road ...

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Picture of men practicing drums at Kerala Kalamandalam, India

Beat the Drum

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2016

Students study the chenda, or wooden drum, at India’s Kerala Kalamandalam, a famous art and culture school. “After a ...

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Aerial picture of an evaporation pond in Utah

The Blues

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2016

Your Shot community member Jassen Todorov flew his plane through turbulent air to get this shot of an evaporation pond ...

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Picture of people relaxing on a beach in Ortigia, Sicily

Pebbles on the Beach

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2016

“I liked the vivid colors from the parasols and the towels, the curve of the waterline, and the bathers across ...

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Picture of a man training a horse in Utah

Urban Cowboy

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2016

A man trains a horse at his mother’s ranch in Utah. Photographer Brice Portolano was trying to “get the ...

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Picture of a turtle swimming at sunset on Mayotte Island, Comoros

Under the Sun

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2016

A turtle comes up for air at sunset near the Comoros’s Mayotte Island. Photographer Gaby Barathieu had been wanting ...

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Picture of Buddhist prayer flags in Kunzum Pass, India

Local Color

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2016

Buddhist prayer flags frame a stupa at Kunzum Pass in Himachal Pradesh, India. “There were plenty of flags around and ...

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Picture of people walking on a boardwalk across a lake in Croatia

Above the Boardwalk

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2016

People stroll on a wooden walkway through Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Your Shot member Robert Klaric writes that ...

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Picture of a fox looking up in Hokkaido, Japan

Here Comes the Sun

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2016

After days of cold, late autumn rain, the sun appears in Shiretoko National Park in Hokkaido, Japan. “He [seemed] to ...

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Picture of a person kayaking at night in Quebec, Canada

Grass Light

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2016

Planning to shoot a rare supermoon, Your Shot member David L. Labrie went camping in the wilderness of Quebec, Canada ...

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Picture of a boy making a traditional red umbrella in Myanmar

Seeing Red

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2016

Interested in observing local tradition and culture in Myanmar (Burma), Naing Thu Soe visited a traditional umbrella works in the ...

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Picture of a winding road in Morocco

Cutting Corners

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2016

Your Shot member Andreas Brokalakis was lucky enough to take in this view of the “road of a thousand kasbahs ...

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Picture of a stag bellowing in the United Kingdom

Mating Call

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2016

Your Shot community member Félix Morlán González captured this powerful image of a bellowing stag while in the United Kingdom ...

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Picture of the top of Niagara Falls

Feel the Rush

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2016

Eastlyn Bright Tolle, a National Geographic Your Shot member, submitted this image of Niagara Falls. From her vantage point, “right ...

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Picture of dead trees in Namibia

“Island of Silence and Heat”

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2016

Your Shot member Carsten Krüger submitted this otherworldly photo of Namibia’s Dead Vlei: withered trees anchored in a white-clay ...

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Picture of water buffalo in mud

Muddy Meet and Greet

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2016

A struggle to navigate a mud-bogged road in China’s Yunnan Province turned out to be a photo opportunity for ...

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Picture of birds and sea lions swimming on the Tasmanian coastline

A Monolithic Gathering

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2016

Your Shot member Andy Chisholm was taking a break from a rigorous surfing session when he captured from the flybridge ...

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