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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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Picture of a plane flying over the Iceland landscape

Rugged Beauty

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2016

A small plane sweeps over Iceland in this photo submitted by Your Shot member Aya Okawa. The aerial shot offers ...

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Picture of a wolf pack in Yellowstone National Park

Back on Track

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2016

The Mollie’s wolf pack investigates grizzly bear tracks in Yellowstone’s Pelican Valley. Wolves were reintroduced into the park ...

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Picture of a church inside a cave in Italy

Mountain Sanctuary

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2016

The Temple of Valadier welcomes visitors to a cave in the Frasassi Gorge in Italy’s Marches region. The eponymous ...

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Picture of a sailboat in front of a blood moon

Sailor's Delight

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2016

Your Shot member Michael Hannig submitted this shot of what he calls a “journey to the moon.” A blood moon ...

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Picture of women gathering fishing nets in Myanmar

Final Preparations

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2016

Ngapali, Myanmar, a coastal area along the Bay of Bengal, is dotted with traditional fishing villages. In this photo shared ...

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Picture of a waterfall in Mauritius

A Natural Rush

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2016

Your Shot member Victoria Komarevych shared this photo of Chamarel Falls as it cascades more than 300 feet into a ...

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Picture of a man standing in a lake in India

Sunrise Ritual

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2016

A man balances on a stone protruding from Kolavai Lake in India’s Tamil Nadu state, an area known for ...

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Picture of a horse looking over a gate in Ireland

Gatekeeper

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2016

“As I biked about the Aran Islands in Ireland,” writes Danielle Lussier, who submitted this photo, “I came across this ...

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