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Photo: Twilight in Santorini

Santorini, Greece

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Adventure Photos

I went to Santorini toward the end of the ...

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Photo: Storm clouds over a bay

Storm Clouds, Nushagak Bay

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Adventure Photos

Storm clouds gather over Nushagak Bay, where a tempest ...

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Photo: Green praying mantis

Praying Mantis, Virginia

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

A praying mantis spreads its wings.



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Photo: Anemones and soft corals

Anemones and Soft Corals

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Vibrant anemones and soft corals are part of the ecosystem in ...

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Photo: Lioness yawning

Lioness, Kenya

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

A lioness lets out a mighty yawn to shake away the ...

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Photo: Herd of bighorn sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Bighorn sheep react to a coyote in the Lamar Valley in ...

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Photo: Brown bear near mountains

Brown Bear

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

The awe-inspiring brown bear lives in the forests and mountains of ...

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Photo: Blue-footed booby in flight

Blue-Footed Booby, Galápagos Islands

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

A blue-footed booby flies over the water near the Galápagos Islands ...

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Photo: Turtles at night

Turtles

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Turtle hatchlings make their way across a beach at night.

(This ...

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Photo: Cheetah in tall grass at sunset

Cheetah, Botswana

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

A cheetah stands in the grass at sunset.

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Photo: Flamingo in flight

Flamingos, Kenya

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

A flamingo is captured in flight at Lake Nakura National Park ...

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Photo: Close view of a bison

Bison, Kansas

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

The Maxwell Game Preserve near Canton, Kansas, supports a herd ...

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Photo: Red crabs

Red Crabs, Christmas Island

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Cued by monsoon rains, 65 million land crabs on Australia ...

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Photo: Rockhopper penguins

Rockhopper Penguins, Argentina

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Rockhopper penguins such as these on Argentina’s Peninsula Valdes ...

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Photo: Wildebeests jumping into water

Wildebeests, Kenya

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

The wildebeest migration is considered one of the greatest wildlife ...

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Photo: Great white shark underwater

Great White Shark

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Great white sharks may well be the planet’s most ...

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Photo: Colony of black-browed albatrosses

Black-Browed Albatrosses, Falkland Islands

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

After wintering as far from the Falklands as South Africa ...

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Photo: Bats flying out of a cave

Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, Texas

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Mexican free-tailed bats spiral out of Eckert James River Bat ...

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Photo: Whale shark swimming underwater

Whale Shark, Australia

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Huge, docile whale sharks live in oceans around the world ...

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Photo: Elephant seals and king penguins on a beach

Elephant Seals and King Penguins

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Giant petrels patrol the beach at St. Andrews Bay, thronged ...

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Photo: Group of elephants

Samburu Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

An elephant group is on the move in Samburu National ...

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Photo: Aerial view of a flock of flamingos

Flamingos, Yucatán Peninsula

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

A shifting flock of flamingos assumes a whimsical shape in ...

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Photo: Jellyfish

Jellyfish, Palau

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Each day five million jellyfish glide across the surface of ...

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Photo: Flock of snow geese

Snow Geese, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Snow geese in New Mexico’s Bosque del Apache National ...

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Photo: Herd of pronghorn

Pronghorn, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

In the untamed early days of the American West, pronghorn ...

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Photo: Salmon migrating

Pacific Salmon

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Six Pacific salmon species migrate back to Russia’s remote ...

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Photo: White pelicans

White Pelicans, Mississippi

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

White pelicans are among the largest Mississippi Flyway migrants. At ...

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Photo: Herd of walruses swimming

Walruses, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Tusks of all lengths suggest a mix of ages among ...

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Photo: Zebras running across a plain

Zebras, Botswana

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

In Botswana, one of the largest zebra migrations on the ...

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Photo: Gentoo penguins diving underwater

Gentoo Penguins, South Georgia

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

A squadron of gentoo penguins wings through the waters of ...

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Photo: Wildebeests in reddish dust

Wildebeests, Zambia

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

A dust storm of migrating wildebeests pounds through Zambia’s ...

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Photo: Monarch butterflies

Monarch Butterflies, Mexico

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Millions of monarch butterflies travel to ancestral winter roosts in ...

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Photo: Moray eel underwater

Moray Eel

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Seventy miles southwest of Tokyo, a moray eel slithers ...

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Photo: Roadside wall of abandoned license plates in Nagorno-Karabakh

License Plated Road, Nagorno-Karabakh

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

The license plates were taken from cars abandoned by ...

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Photo: Ash and lightning over a volcano

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Lightning veins the Eyjafjallajökull volcano's ash plume, which ...

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Photo: Plants on a sand dune

Sand Dune, Fraser Island

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Pioneering plants get a toehold above the tide line ...

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