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Picture of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, from the top of the bridge

Golden Gate Crossings

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2015

For this new look at a San Francisco standard, Ross Barringer had to go high—very high. "I was very ...

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Picture of a Victoria’s riflebird in a mating display, Queensland, Australia

Flirt in Training

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2015

A young Victoria's riflebird practices a mating display he'll need when he's older and has undergone a ...

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Picture of person walking on Eureka sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, California

Death Valley Dunes

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2015

The Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park offer an eerie soundtrack to visitors who decide to make their way ...

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Picture of the sunset above the bay in Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil

Coastal Setting

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2015

The setting sun sinks behind the low mountains framing Vila Velha, a coastal city in the Brazilian state of Espírito ...

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Picture of a man diving into a geothermal pool in Iceland

A Geothermal Swim

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2015

“My Swedish friend and I decided (pretty easily) that a dive into a ... geothermally heated pool sounded abundantly more pleasant ...

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Picture of a Cape leopard cub in South Africa

Cape Cub

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2015

A camera trap set in South Africa’s Cederberg Wilderness records the steady gaze of a Cape leopard cub. Though ...

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Picture of an autumn tree seen from above in Wales

All Fall Down

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2015

“Autumnal flying at its best,” writes Your Shot member Steve Brockett, who photographed this golf course in Wales from a ...

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Picture of man rowing boat in Varanasi

Sunrise Sweep

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2015

“I was lucky to visit Varanasi during the [bird] migration. Morning boat rides are the ultimate thing to do during ...

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Picture of icebergs in Iceland

Quiet Reflection

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2015

Your Shot community member Freia Lily submitted this photo of an iceberg reflected in the “still waters of Jökulsárlón ...

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Picture of military helicopter training at night

Maneuvers in the Dark

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2015

U.S. military special forces members conduct fast rope and hoisting training during exercises at Holloman Air Force Base in ...

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Picture of a microscopic detail of a drop of Aperol

Hard Drink

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2015

A polarized-light photomicrograph reveals a crystallized drop of Aperol, a brand of bitter liquor that lends its orange color to ...

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Picture of smoke coming from a wildfire in Yosemite

Go Up and Flame

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2015

From a meadow in California’s Yosemite National Park, Your Shot community member Khanh Le snapped this photo of the ...

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Picture of southern Iceland from the air

Here Today

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2015

Photographing from a Cessna, Stas Bartnikas captures a seasonal view of southern Iceland. Bartnikas explains that as glaciers melt in ...

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Picture of an Illiger’s macaw parrot

Color Screen

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2015

Preening brings out the coy side of a blue-winged macaw, also known as an Illiger's macaw. Found in the ...

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Picture of icy landscape in Norway

Blue-Sky Night

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2015

This photo of Lyngen, Norway’s icy landscape was submitted by Isabelle Bacher. The dark Norwegian winter gives these ominous ...

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Picture of Indian women in veils walking down a staircase

In the Pink

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2015

“[These ladies] were leaving work in the afternoon,” explains Dasha Horita, who submitted this photo of women in India, uniformly ...

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Picture of Manneporte rock formation, Etretat, France

'Picturesque and Curious'

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2015

Out for an anniversary stroll with his girlfriend, Louis Schneider had to step "a bit over the edge" to capture ...

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Picture of sea lions swimming in San Diego, California

Pinniped Playground

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2015

Photographer Megan Barrett had a ringside seat for this aquatic display in San Diego, California. "I happened upon this group ...

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Picture of Colombo train station in Sri Lanka

Coastal Commute

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2015

Shot in black and white, Marcel Koláček’s recent photo of a scene at the Colombo Fort Railway Station in ...

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Picture of a lioness gazing upward

Lion Below

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2015

A helicopter flying overhead captures the attention of a lioness as she walks through the tall grasses of Botswana’s ...

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Picture of salt flats from the air

Water Colors

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2015

Seeing familiar landscapes from above lends uncommon and often arresting new views. “The colors, shapes, and patterns in the Great ...

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Picture of actor waiting backstage in Delhi, India

Act of Faith

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2015

Your Shot member Mukunda De submitted this photo of an actor, dressed as Lord Krishna, seated backstage during a Ramlila ...

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Picture of a dog in front of the Yaquina Head lighthouse, Newport, Oregon

Beacon Bright

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2015

A patient dog makes a long exposure possible at the Yaquina Head lighthouse in Newport, Oregon, captured here by Your ...

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Picture of trees at the bottom of a sand dune

Shifting Light

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2015

Your Shot member Hamed Tabein made an early morning trek to the desert, just east of Esfahan in Iran, to ...

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Picture of a snowy fishing port

A Flurry of Activity

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2015

Your Shot community member Stian Servoss says this enchanting photo was taken on a day that actually began as a ...

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Picture of a Berber walking on a sand dune

Lead the Way

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2015

From his perch on a dromedary camel, Your Shot member Fabio Petti made this image of his guide leading him ...

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Picture of a goby camouflaged against a gorgonian

Reef Refuge

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2015

A goby is nearly imperceptible, camouflaged against a gorgonian in the waters of the Republic of Palau—but it didn ...

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Picture of the green hills of the Scottish Highlands

Peaks of Enchantment

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2015

While on a four-day road trip through the Scottish Highlands, on what began as a rainy day, Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a Himba woman looking over landscape

A Good Light

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2015

Both a young Himba woman and the Namibian landscape are bathed in golden light. Her expression seems to be one ...

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Picture of wolf wading through lake water

Something’s Fishy

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2015

Researcher Ian McAllister used an underwater housing to get this intimate portrait of a wolf wading through the intertidal zone ...

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Picture of people watching a film projected onto an iceberg

A Show on Ice

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2015

On a clear night in a village along the Uummannaq Fjord in Greenland, an audience takes in a movie projected ...

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Picture of the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry

Free to Dream

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2015

Your Shot community member Donato DiCamillo sought to make a photo of a subject that was both “aesthetically and internally ...

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Picture of young girl playing a piano in a truck in a backyard

Ozarks Concerto

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2015

On a misty morning in Saint Joe, Arkansas, Terra Fondriest snapped this whimsical image of her daughter playing a piano ...

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Picture of families sleeping on rooftops in India

Come Up for Air

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2015

Yasmin Mund climbed to the top of her Varanasi, India, guesthouse to see the sun rise over the Ganges River ...

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Picture of a fox jumping in snowy landscape

Dropping In

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2015

After following a den of foxes in Quebec for an entire summer, Your Shot member Denis Dumoulin knew that the ...

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Picture of a seafarer painting a ship railing

A Clean Line

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2015

A seafarer paints the railing of a ship at sea. From the photographer’s vantage point on the bridge wing ...

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