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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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Picture of storm clouds and a village in Iceland

A Guiding Light

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2015

Your Shot member Adrian Theze made this photograph at Staðastaður on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland. “I awoke to … perfect ...

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Picture of fireflies glowing in Japan

River of Light

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2015

Photographer Takashi Zenihiro, a National Geographic Your Shot community member, submitted this photo of an expanse of fireflies streaming through ...

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Picture of a woman walking through the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Golden Opportunity

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2015

While traveling from the Netherlands to Nepal, Your Shot member Chris Wilde captured this photo of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque ...

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Picture of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park

Brilliance in Black and White

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2015

While on her honeymoon, Your Shot community member and photographer Ani Gypps captured this image of the Grand Prismatic Spring ...

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Picture of a red frog clinging to a leaf

Forty Winks

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2015

Not even an intrusive camera lens could disturb this little amphibian. Your Shot member Mihir Ranjan happened upon this sleeping ...

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Picture of Diwali festival fireworks in Uttarakhand, India

Festival of Lights Show

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2015

Your Shot member Arvind Sharma shares this image of an evening Diwali celebration in his hometown of Dehra Dun in ...

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Picture of a gorilla in an enclosure at the Dallas Zoo

Lost in Thought

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2015

This gorilla’s pensive gaze intrigued Your Shot member Daryl Tannis, who made this photo while at the Dallas Zoo ...

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Picture of a woman swimming in the pool of a greenery-covered hotel in Singapore

A Tranquil Dip

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2015

In Singapore, which aims to be a “city in a garden,” greenery cascading off a luxury hotel soothes a guest ...

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Picture of a man kneeling in front of a white horse in the desert

Quiet Companions

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2015

A desert sunrise in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, offers a radiant backdrop for this quiet moment captured by Glenn Jacobs ...

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Picture of tourists gazing at the Grand Canyon in Arizona

A Day on the South Rim

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2015

Visitors take in the spectacular expanse of the Grand Canyon. In order to make this image, photographer Stephen Wilkes was ...

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Picture of a tree in Lake Wanaka in New Zealand

Stand in Your Own Light

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2015

In May 2015, Your Shot member Yusri Salleh took his “first photo adventure,” a ten-day trip to New Zealand, where ...

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Picture of vultures circling zebra carcass

Gory Feast

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2015

A Rüppell’s vulture lays claim to a dead zebra in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, while other Rüppell's ...

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Picture of a large stone house in Portugal

Stone-Cold Remarkable

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2015

While on a trip to Portugal, Your Shot member Daria Chuvaeva “heard from a local barman [about] an unusual stone ...

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Picture of umbrellas illuminated in a bamboo forest

Enlightened

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2015

Photographing autumn foliage in Kyoto, Japan, Your Shot community member Aurora Simionescu came upon these illuminated paper umbrellas in a ...

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Picture of a dry riverbed

Dry Run

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2015

“While flying in a small plane near the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona,” writes Your Shot member Aya Okawa ...

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Picture of a girl walking on a Moroccan street

Out of the Blue

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2015

“The winding streets of Chefchaouen, Morocco, are coated in wonderful blue tones,” writes Your Shot community member Matt Dutile. “I ...

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Picture of a red fox drinking water

A Cool Drink

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2015

“I usually use this pond for taking pictures of birds,” writes Your Shot member Milan Zygmunt. “I didn’t expect ...

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Picture of a monk walking along a corridor in Myanmar

Staircase of Light

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2015

While visiting a temple in Myanmar, Joe Leung caught this moment of reflection. “While we were waiting to enter the ...

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Picture of men herding sheep on dusty road in Turkey

Flock of Dust

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2015

A group of herders tend to their flock of sheep on the dusty roads near Nemrut Mountain in Turkey. “I ...

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Picture of an iceberg near Greenland

Bridge Over Icy Water

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2015

A small Zodiac touring boat provides scale for this iceberg off the coast of Greenland. “[The boat] gives you an ...

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Picture of a man standing on rocks in Iceland

Sun Streaks

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2015

When Your Shot member Haukur Snorrason hiked into Iceland’s Gljúfrabúi Canyon, he was hoping to see the setting sun ...

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Picture of trees and flowers on Socotra Island in Yemen

Strange Roots

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2015

Socotra Island, located off the southeast coast of Yemen, is known for its lush biodiversity—and strange plant life. Dracaena ...

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Picture of Kazakh newlyweds in Mongolia

Just Married

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2015

While on a photo expedition in western Mongolia, Your Shot member Dimitar Karanikolov had the opportunity to photograph a traditional ...

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Picture of an insect peeking over the side of a leaf

Peekaboo

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2015

While in his garden at his home in İzmir, Turkey, Your Shot member Can Tunçer caught this inquisitive insect ...

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Picture of wind turbines in Greece at sunset

Windblown Sunset

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2015

The sun sets over the Panachaiko mountain range, located near Patras, Greece, and its wind turbines in this image captured ...

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Picture of monks releasing lanterns in Thailand

Fire Flies

Photo of the Day, December 6, 2015

While exploring Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the days following the Loi Krathong festival, Your Shot member Joost Hardesmeets happened upon ...

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Picture of puffins resting on a rock in Iceland

Delayed Takeoff

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2015

Your Shot member Manuel Schulz traveled to Iceland to capture some images of the country’s avian residents. After deciding ...

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Picture of an amusement park ride inside a nuclear reactor in Germany

Take a Swing

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2015

This nuclear reactor at Kalkar, Germany, was finished just before the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl, Ukraine—and never used. It ...

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Picture of the Shiva Tree Temple in Kauai, Hawaii

Supreme Sunlight

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2015

After spending time meditating at the Kauai Hindu Monastery in Hawaii, Your Shot member Andrew Hara came across this tucked-away ...

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