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Picture of people riding bikes in Valencia, Spain

Cultural Spin

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2016

In Valencia, Spain, bike riders roll past the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum in the City of Arts and Sciences complex ...

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Picture of a lioness in Botswana

Happy Hunting Grounds

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2016

An African lioness rests in the rosy light of the setting sun in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Lionesses are the ...

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Picture of French Valley in Torres del Paine, Chile

Patagonian Paradise

Photo of the Day, May 20, 2016

The renowned beauty of Chile’s Patagonia region is exemplified in this photo of French Valley in Torres del Paine ...

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Picture of stars over a dead tree in Dead Vlei, Namibia

In the Dead of Night

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2016

The skies are in constant movement over the stillness of Dead Vlei in Namibia. Dead Vlei, meaning “dead marsh,” is ...

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Picture of women in a lantern shop in Hoi An, Vietnam

Light Conversation

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2016

Two women in Hoi An, Vietnam, pass the time at a lantern shop. The old waterfront town was an active ...

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Picture of people sitting in the shade of a large rock in India

Butter Believe Your Eyes

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2016

Your Shot community member Achintya Guchhait captured this photo of brave “travelers and locals taking shelter under a huge rock ...

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Picture of an ocelot in Manú National Park

On the Prowl

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2016

A camera trap caught this ocelot on a nighttime prowl. Ocelots weigh up to 33 pounds; their diet includes rodents ...

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Picture of lake and mountains in Chile

High and Dry

Photo of the Day, May 15, 2016

Chile’s Miscanti Lagoon licks at the arid and stark Altiplano. The lagoon is located at more than 13,000 ...

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Picture of a monk in front of Bayon Temple in Cambodia

Reflections

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2016

In Cambodia’s Angkor Thom, a Buddhist monk looks upon Bayon Temple—and possibly considers its secrets. “Here’s a ...

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Picture of gulls flying over a beached boat in India

Seeing Double

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2016

Gulls soaring over the beach in Alibag, India, cast precise shadows over the sand and water, seeming to double their ...

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Picture of the Peak 2 Peak gondola in British Columbia

The High Life

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2016

Your Shot member Heather West provides a rainy-day view from the Peak 2 Peak gondola, which spans 2.7 miles ...

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Picture of elephants in Tanzania

Protective Pachyderm

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2016

Elephants stroll the Serengeti Plain in Tanzania. Photographer Yaron Schmid was able to capture this image as the herd passed ...

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Picture of the Milky Way at night in Arches National Park

Overarching Splendor

Photo of the Day, May 10, 2016

The Milky Way blazes a spectacular trail of color over Sand Dune Arch in Utah’s Arches National Park. The ...

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Picture of a carousel at night in Rome, Italy

Midnight Magic

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2016

On a carousel in Rome, Italy, backlight seems to animate one of the horses. This image was submitted by Your ...

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Picture of trout in the Gros Ventre River in Wyoming

A Good Catch

Photo of the Day, May 8, 2016

Cutthroat trout, seen here spawning in the Gros Ventre River in Wyoming, are highly prized by anglers. Adapted to cold ...

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Picture of people enjoying an evening in Hot Springs, Montana

Saturday Night in Hot Springs

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2016

These customers don’t seem to mind the company of just a few friends. Carsten Bockermann snapped this photo of ...

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Picture of tigers playing in India

Full Stomachs, Happy Hearts

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2016

Bengal tigers spar playfully in Rajasthan, India. “I came across this tiger family one chilly, foggy January morning as they ...

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Picture of the beach in Big Sur, California

Wild Beauty in Big Sur

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2016

The exoticism of Big Sur, California, is on vivid display in this colorful photo submitted by Your Shot member Israel ...

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Picture of a raptor sculpture at night in Borrego Springs, California

Look Alive

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2016

Ricardo Breceda’s raptor sculpture, one of his many works in Borrego Springs, California, is brought to fearsome life by ...

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Picture of the windshield of a vintage Chevy car in Cuba

Retro Ride

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2016

Your Shot member Lorraine Yip offers a glimpse of historic Camagüey, Cuba, from the inside of a 1950s Chevrolet Bel ...

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Picture of people on a snowy beach in the Lofoten Islands

Arctic Surf

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2016

Surfers wait for the perfect icy swell at this seemingly unlikely surfing spot: Unstad Beach in Norway’s Lofoten Islands ...

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Picture of zebras at the Mara River in Kenya

Bug's-Eye View

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2016

Zebras gather at the Mara River on the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Your Shot member Manoj Shah, who ...

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Picture of sand dunes in Namibia reaching the sea

High Sand and High Seas

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2016

Namibia, on Africa’s southwest coast, is a large country with a harsh landscape. The towering and constantly shifting dunes ...

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Picture of trees in a forest in Finland

Sylvan Serenity

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2016

A light, milky mist and a wall of rigid trees prevent too deep a look into this forest in Länsi-Aure ...

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Picture of a car stunt in India

Take a Spin

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2016

From his perch on the spectator’s platform, Your Shot member Martin Nittala captured this photo of stunt riders on ...

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Picture of a cougar walking at night in Yellowstone National Park

On the Prowl

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2016

Notoriously elusive, cougars vary their range in response to their prey, mostly elk and deer. In winter they favor the ...

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Picture of a watershed from above in Iceland

A Watershed Moment

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2016

Water in Iceland's Ölfusá River flows around sandbars toward the Atlantic Ocean. The Ölfusá is Iceland's largest river ...

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Picture of a woman posing for a portrait in Ladakh, India

A Fine Portrait

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2016

When he made this photo, Your Shot member Hassan Altaif was an invited guest in this woman’s home in ...

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Picture of a seaweed blenny, Brazil

Blenny Blind

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2016

A seaweed blenny—a small and usually bottom-dwelling fish recognizable by the branchlike cirri above its eyes—watches from the ...

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Picture of a Hindu ceremony procession in Bali, Indonesia

Decorous Procession

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2016

Famed for its lush scenery, and arguably Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, the island of Bali is also home ...

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Picture of a grizzly bear caught by a camera trap in Yellowstone National Park

Bearly Noticeable

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2016

A camera trap caught a grizzly reaching for fruit in the branches of an apple tree. Grizzlies are frequent visitors ...

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Picture of a hiker in the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam

A Jungle Down There

Photo of the Day, April 21, 2016

A hiker is dwarfed by the massive proportions of Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, located in ...

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Picture of spiders on moss in Minnesota

Spring Housekeeping

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2016

Over 93 days in 2014, National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg shot springtime images in his home state of Minnesota. This ...

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Picture of a person on a beach in Lofoten Islands, Norway

Waiting for What's Next

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2016

Looking like a world unto itself, this moonlit landscape of snow-covered peaks looming over a village in the Lofoten Islands ...

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Picture of a lion standing on a rock in Serengeti National Park

Pride and Power

Photo of the Day, April 18, 2016

To Your Shot member Bjorn Persson, the majestic pose struck by this lion in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park recalls ...

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Picture of women covered in colorful dust during the Holi festival in Vrindavan, India

The Color of Peace

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2016

During Holi, the Hindu festival of color, in Vrindavan, India, two elderly women sit serenely, blanketed in the brightly colored ...

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