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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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Picture of a snowy landscape at night in Lapland, Finland

"A Magical Night"

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2016

In Finland, a scattering of trees draped in heavy snow crosses the landscape, and the northern lights toss ribbons of ...

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Picture of a swallowtail butterfly on a birch tree in Minnesota

Springing Back to Life

Photo of the Day, April 7, 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 volcanic green lake in Lanzarote, Spain

Curious Colors

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2016

Your Shot member Melissa Leak submitted this photo of Lanzarote’s Green Lagoon, which sports a unique, acidic color due ...

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Picture of a white pelican in Bern, Switzerland

Prim Pelican

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2016

This white pelican casts a demure, sidelong glance in the direction of Your Shot member Marco Schaffner’s lens. The ...

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Picture of the Milky Way and light trails on a Colorado road

Light the Way

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2016

The Milky Way glitters over a Colorado highway in this long-exposure photo submitted by Your Shot member Stephen Scarlett. “As ...

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Picture of elephants at sunrise in Surin, Thailand

Shake the Dust Off

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2016

Dust stirred by heavy elephant footsteps is shot through with light as the sun rises over Surin, Thailand. Communities in ...

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Picture of a stingray from underwater in the Cayman Islands

The Calm Below

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2016

A southern stingray appears to float gently in the shallows of Stingray City, a popular tourist attraction in the Cayman ...

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Picture of people relaxing outside in Pushkar, India

Warmth and Color

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2016

A woman in Pushkar, India, flashes a smile for Your Shot community member Lone Israelsen, who submitted this photo. “I ...

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Picture of a tree at night in Italy

Night Watch

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2016

On a clear night, a lone tree stands like a sentry over a small hill in Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy ...

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Picture of a blue dyeing poison frog

Tiny but Mighty

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2016

A dyeing poison frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) is perched atop a coconut shell in this photo submitted by Your Shot community ...

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Picture of a man fishing in a clear river in India

In the Clear

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2016

From his vantage point, Mohnish Bisht was able to capture the stunning clarity of the Umngot River in Meghalaya, a ...

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Picture of two foxes chasing each other in the snow in Hokkaido, Japan

Wild Abandon

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2016

“Early spring is in the air,” writes Hiroke Inoue, a Your Shot community member who snapped this photo of red ...

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Picture of people relaxing in a park in Munich, Germany

Au Naturel

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2016

In Munich, Germany, summer attracts sunbathers, clothed and otherwise, to the grassy banks of the Schwabinger Bach. The English Garden ...

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Picture of lightning hitting the ocean in Thailand

When Lightning Strikes

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2016

While on a beach in Thailand’s Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Your Shot member Mike ...

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Picture of a person performing a Tibetan ritual

Standing in the Light

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2016

In the northern reaches of China’s Yunnan Province, in the front range of the Himalaya, many of the people ...

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Picture of a swan on a bay in Montenegro

Float On

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2016

While standing on the shore in Orahovac, Montenegro, this sunrise scene appeared before photographer and Your Shot member Aleksandra Bošković ...

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Picture of a spiderweb on a farm in Poland

Work Together

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2016

“[It’s] early morning in the field,” writes photographer and Your Shot member Malgorzata Walkowska, and apparently the farmer in ...

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Picture of a moss-covered lava field in Iceland

A Mossy Eruption 

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2016

An Iceland road trip afforded Your Shot member Dylan Shaw an opportunity to photograph one of the country’s geological ...

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Picture of cacti in Arizona

A Brilliant Blush

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2016

Your Shot member Darcy Ingram made this photo of saguaro cacti in Arizona bathed in the fiery light of a ...

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Picture of two men relaxing by the seaside in Beirut, Lebanon

Friends in Fair Weather

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2016

At a seaside facility in Beirut, Lebanon, “two old-time friends,” writes photographer Yasmina B., “enjoy life by the beach.” Once ...

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Picture of coho salmon fry in an aquarium

Small Fry

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2016

“Coho salmon fry peer out of their tank at an elementary school,” writes Your Shot member Eiko Jones, who submitted ...

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Picture of icicles and the mountain Kirkjufell in Iceland

An Icy Peek

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2016

Your Shot member Fran Llano sought a new way to capture Kirkjufell, Iceland’s well-known stand-alone peak. “I’ve used ...

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Picture of a man and camel wading in the Yamuna River in India

Morning's Golden Glow

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2016

Two visitors wade in the Yamuna River in Agra, India. The city of Agra is best known as the location ...

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Picture of a mother and baby baboon in Kibale National Park, Uganda

A Light Burden

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2016

A young olive baboon (Papio anubis) clings to its mother’s back in Uganda’s Kibale National Park. The park ...

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Picture of pastel-colored buildings in a frosty landscape in Vӧlkermarkt, Austria

Winter Pastels

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2016

A “casual stroll on the farm” afforded Your Shot member Sonia Sokhi the opportunity to make this photo of a ...

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Picture of people harvesting rubber sap in China

A Slow Draw

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2016

Because rubber sap flows best at night, tappers in Xishuangbanna, China, use headlamps to light the trees while they work ...

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Picture of cranes flying in Israel

Rest Stop

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2016

In the golden light of morning, cranes take flight in Israel’s Hula Valley nature reserve. Millions of migrating birds ...

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Picture of a monk reading in Myanmar

A Quiet Spot

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2016

A young monk in Myanmar's ancient city of Bagan has found a quiet spot to read. The archway behind ...

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