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Picture of evergreen trees in the Maroon Bells Wilderness in White River National Forest, Colorado

Spruced Up

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2014

Evergreen trees populate the Maroon Bells Wilderness in Colorado’s White River National Forest. Photographer Pete McBride argues that management ...

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Picture of guests adorned in purple at a wedding in Lagos, Nigeria

Wedding Colors

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2014

In Nigeria it’s common to ask guests to wear color-coordinated outfits, called aso ebi, at social events, such as ...

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Picture of a train passing through a clearing of trees on a foggy day in Kashmir, India

Winter Hues

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2014

Photographing on a foggy morning near Pampore, India, Your Shot member Sajad Rafeeq waited half an hour for a passing ...

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Picture of ice crystals on a car window

Scattered Snow

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2014

“This photo was taken on a chilly morning in the Austrian Alps during our ski holiday,” writes Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a street crowded with yellow vans on Lagos Island, Nigeria

Evening Commute

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2014

The entrepreneurial fervor of the Nigerian capital of Lagos has made that country’s economy the most vibrant in Africa ...

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Picture of a diver in the Taj Mahal cenote, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Sunlit Cenote

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2014

“Timed right, diving a cenote can be a truly magical experience, hugely rewarding and unlike most other scuba adventures,” writes ...

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Picture of two bald eagles vying for a spot on the same post, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Incoming Flight

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2014

Two bald eagles aim for the same post in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. According to Klaus Nigge, who wrote the ...

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Picture of kayakers seen from above in the Bay of Arcachon, France

Double Vision

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2014

Kayakers navigate a watery fairway on the Bay of Arcachon in southwestern France. Your Shot member Stéphane Scotto was shooting ...

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Picture of a porcupine with its quills curling around its body

'Pine Needles

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2014

“The lines of the quills were perfect, forming a Fibonacci curl from the nose right to the end of the ...

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Picture of the Ijen Crater in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia

From the Top

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2014

Sulphur streaks the rocky, lake-filled Ijen crater in East Java, Indonesia. Your Shot member Hendra Gunawan captured this shot after ...

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Picture of a traveler at sunrise on a tour of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni Sunrise

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2014

“No wind, no sound—it was a very calm morning,” writes Hideki Mizuta, a member of our Your Shot community ...

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Picture of Shiite Muslims mourning during Ashura, Bijar, Iran

Ashura in Bijar

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2014

Shiite Muslims in Bijar, Iran, mourn during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram, the first month ...

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Picture of people paragliding in front of Mount Fuji, Japan

Air Traffic

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2014

Paragliders stipple the sky above Japan’s Mount Fuji in this picture by Your Shot member Takashi, who writes: “I ...

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Picture of a herd of Icelandic horses, Icelandic highlands

Horses in the Highlands

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2014

“A great cloud of dust formed in the distance as we drove through the deserted Icelandic highlands,” writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of Mount Asgard, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada

Twin Peaks

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2014

Emerging from behind a snowstorm, morning sunlight strikes the distinctive double peaks of Mount Asgard on Baffin Island in Canada ...

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Picture of ballet dancers getting ready for a photo shoot in Walla Walla, Washington

Between Takes

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2014

Dancers get into position before a photo shoot at the Walla Walla Dance Company in Washington State. “I wanted to ...

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Picture of palm trees in the mist on Mandalay Beach, Oxnard, California

Misty Mandalay

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2014

“It was freezing cold for southern California,” writes Your Shot member Toshi Miyamoto, who attempted to keep his triplets entertained ...

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Picture of a diver at a pool in Miami, Florida

Sky Dive

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2014

A member of the University of Miami diving team is captured mid-arc against a partly cloudy South Florida sky. Your ...

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Picture of a plane flying over the Holuhraun lava field in Iceland

Fiery Flyby

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2014

“Every Icelander has watched this from the day that the earthquakes under the Bárðarbunga volcano on the Vatnajökull glacier started ...

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Picture of youths exploring Roman ruins at Samaria-Sebaste, a West Bank archaeological site

Layered Land

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2014

Youths explore Roman ruins at Samaria-Sebaste, a West Bank archaeological site divided between Israeli and Palestinian control. A forum and ...

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Picture of a gray langur in Anand, Gujarat, India

Gray Langur at Rest

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2014

“I was in my college parking lot, and this monkey appeared on this tree in front of me,” writes Hemin ...

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Picture of cheetahs resting on the plains of the Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa

The Lookout

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2014

“After losing their kill to a huge gathering of vultures, these cheetahs took time out to rest from their hunting ...

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Picture of a woman collecting wild water lilies in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Floating Season

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2014

“During the floating season on the Mekong Delta, wild water lilies grow in the rice fields now covered by water ...

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Picture of lights and mist seen from Tunnel Overlook, Yosemite Valley, at night

Night Falls

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2014

Though most photographers leave Yosemite National Park’s Tunnel View overlook when the direct light of sunset has disappeared, Your ...

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Picture of camels at the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, India

Fair Day’s End

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2014

Camels make their way over dusty terrain at the close of the annual Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, India. “There were ...

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Picture of ants building a bridge with their bodies, Indonesia

Bodybuilders

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2014

Ants build a bridge with their bodies to reach food on a higher branch in Mataram, Indonesia. “I often observe ...

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Picture of rolling hills covered in hoarfrost, Pestera, Romania

Lofty Frosts

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2014

Frost settles over the village of Peştera, Romania, in this picture by Your Shot member Eduard Gutescu.

Gutescu’s picture ...

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Picture of two rutting stags in Richmond Park in London, England

Dearly Beloved

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2014

“I was so lucky,” says Your Shot member Bartek Olszewski, who found this scene on entering London’s Richmond Park ...

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Picture of brown pelicans, Deveaux Bank, South Carolina

Bird Bank

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2014

Thousands of brown pelicans find a safe place to nest on South Carolina’s Deveaux Bank, one of the largest ...

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Picture of the Ombrone River near Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy

On the Voltino Road

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2014

“The Voltino is a place near Grosseto in Tuscany, Italy,” writes Your Shot member Fulvio Morelli. “The road to get ...

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Picture of a troop of Barbary macaques, Middle Atlas mountains, Morocco

Monkeying Around

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2014

In Morocco’s Middle Atlas mountains, a Barbary macaque pauses for a snack after a bout of playing with other ...

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Picture of children sledding on a snow hill in Japan

The Children’s Place

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2014

Looking like playfully scattered confetti, children sled a snowy hill in Shizukuishi, Japan. Your Shot member Masami Murooka calls it ...

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Picture of a fur seal diving under the surf off Cape Town, South Africa

Seal Dive

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2014

Southern Africa has some of the world’s richest waters. But debate swirls over how to sustain these seas and ...

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Picture of Thiksey Monastery, Indus Valley, Ladakh, India

Spiritual Scale

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2014

Thiksey Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery known for its resemblance to Lhasa’s Potala Palace, sits at 11,800 feet ...

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Picture of Sherpa children in Kathmandu, Nepal

More Than Everest

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2014

For the Sherpas of Nepal, the years spent working on Mount Everest are fraught with danger. Some Sherpa families in ...

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Picture of a gull flying over Mercury Island near the Diamond Coast, Namibia

Home to Roost

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2014

Gulls, gannets, and penguins are neighbors on Mercury Island, near the Diamond Coast of Namibia. The country’s first marine ...

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