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Picture of a drop of water on a Hosta fern

Rolling Green

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2016

A single droplet of rainwater sits on the leaf of a hosta plant, also known as a plantain lily. “The ...

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Picture of a train passing through Del Mar in California

Painted Passing

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2016

A train zips down the coastline in the beach city Del Mar, north of San Diego, California. Your Shot photographer ...

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Picture of people relaxing at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Dip Into the Blue

Photo of the Day, June 9, 2016

One of Iceland’s most visited attractions, the man-made Blue Lagoon in Reykjavík remains at a constant temperature between 98 ...

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Picture of a volcano in Hawaii

House of the Sun

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2016

Haleakalā is a massive dormant shield volcano on the Hawaiian island Maui, and Your Shot photographer RJ Bridges caught it ...

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Picture of a windmill and a bride in Spain

Watching Her Step

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2016

A bride steps carefully through the plains in front of a windmill, one of several in Campo de Criptana, Spain ...

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Picture of buffalo drinking water at night

A Nightcap

Photo of the Day, June 6, 2016

Under a starry night sky in Zimanga Private Game Reserve in South Africa, a group of buffalo finds a cool ...

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Picture of a red classic car and dilapidated buildings in Havana, Cuba

The Fabric of Life

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2016

“[This photo has] all the makings of a perfect artist’s palette,” writes Your Shot community member Toni Wallachy about ...

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Picture of a blooming cherry tree in Japan

Floral Fantasy

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2016

Delicate blossoms and a light haze seem to lend a bit of softness to the twisted, moss-furred branches of a ...

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Picture of a man in a crowd during Holi in India

Faith and Frolic

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2016

Amid a throng of energetic revelers, a man looks upward at a Holi celebration in India. “The unifying [festival of ...

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Picture of a boy playing on a basketball court in Hong Kong

Child's Play

Photo of the Day, June 2, 2016

Against the backdrop of a high-rise as colorful as the ball court, a child in Hong Kong lets off some ...

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Picture of a sea horse

Horse of Another Color

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2016

Using an underwater snoot, Your Shot community member Davide Lopresti made this bright photo of a sea horse. These delicate ...

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Picture of a window and bridge in Mumbai, India

In Good Shape

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2016

From his vantage point at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai, India, Your Shot member Fanil Rajgor made this ...

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Picture of women in traditional clothing climbing a hill in Peru

Fortune Favors the Bold

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2016

In the highland province of Canas in Peru, women dressed in traditional costumes ascend a hill, “where they will dance ...

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Picture of a pharaoh eagle-owl in a scrape

Desert Perch

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2016

From its preferred nesting environment—a scrape constructed within a rocky cliff or outcrop—this pharaoh eagle-owl scans the terrain ...

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Picture of lightning striking Uluru in Australia

A Striking View

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2016

Streaking from a sky as red as the earth, lightning strikes the famous dome-shaped, sandstone monolith Uluru, also known as ...

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Picture of people rinsing off on the beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Summit Meeting

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2016

In the low-angled light of afternoon, a woman and child shower on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ...

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Picture of an island in Sweden from the air

Dream House

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2016

During the last ice age, Sweden was covered by a blanket of ice. When the land thawed, myriad streams, rivers ...

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Picture of an ermine and melting snow in spring

Dressed for the Weather

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2016

An ermine, also known as a stoat or short-tailed weasel, emerges in its springtime coat. In the winter, these animals ...

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Picture of colorful houses in India

A Colorful Past

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2016

Built in the early 20th century by affluent members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Muslim traders, these houses add ...

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Picture of people and a baby in a boat in Cambodia

Still Waters

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2016

A baby naps in a rowboat on the Tonle Sap in Cambodia. The lake supports a massive freshwater ecosystem, which ...

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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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