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Photo: Sun setting behind sand dunes

Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2011

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The sun sets on northwest Alaska’s ...

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Photo: Seahorse silhouette

Seahorse, Honduras

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2011

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Snorkeling under a nightclub in Roatán, Honduras ...

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Photo: River and mountains

Teklanika River, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2011

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Teklanika River snakes through the raw wilds ...

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Photo: Scientists study 3-D simulations of nuclear explosions

Nuclear Explosion Simulation, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2011

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Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory study ...

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Photo: Lemon shark swimming near mangroves

Lemon Shark, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2011

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A lemon shark pup swims among mangrove ...

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Photo: Close view of a horse’s eye

Horse, California

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2011

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In the blink of this horse’s ...

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Photo: Kids jumping off a pier

Pier Jump, Australia

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2011

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Kids embody the excitement of summer in ...

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Photo: Clouds cover a volcano

Iliamna Volcano, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2011

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Clouds scrape by the snow-covered Iliamna Volcano ...

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Photo: Students rolling down a sand dune

Sand Dune, Namibia

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2011

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It doesn’t take much to get ...

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Photo: School of juvenile marine catfish

Marine Catfish, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2011

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A school of juvenile marine catfish masses ...

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Photo: Stratus clouds over Inglefield Bay

Stratus Clouds, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2011

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Eight hundred miles south of the North ...

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Photo: Whitetip shark and diver

Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2011

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An oceanic whitetip shark and diver swim ...

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Photo: Costumed participants of a festival in Scotland

Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2011

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On the eve of the Beltane Fire ...

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Photo: Gray wolves playing

Gray Wolves, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2011

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Members of the Ambassador Wolf Pack of ...

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Photo: Spruce trees covered in green moss

Spruce Trees, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2011

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Untouched wilderness is everywhere in Alaska. Spruce ...

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Photo: Diver exploring an ice canopy in Japan

Ice Canopy, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2011

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A diver explores an ice canopy off ...

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Photo: Close view of American alligator claws

American Alligator Claw

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2011

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Though tipped with nightmare claws, the limbs ...

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Photo: Orange clown anemonefish near a green sea anemone

Clown Anemonefish, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2011

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Clown anemonefish nestle amid the tentacles of ...

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Photo: Zebra in snow

Grevy’s Zebra, Ohio

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2011

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Stripes and flakes share space at the ...

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Photo: Ferris wheel at night

Ferris Wheel, Kansas

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2011

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The Ferris wheel at the Kansas State ...

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Photo: Close view of a lotus bloom

Lotus Bloom, Maryland

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2011

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Looking like a lemon torte on a ...

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Photo: Plastic balls in the Ivanhoe Reservoir

Ivanhoe Reservoir, Los Angeles

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2011

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In 2007, high levels of bromate—a ...

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Photo: Walrus skull in a field of wildflowers

Walrus Skull, Bristol Bay

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2011

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A walrus skull sits alone in a ...

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Photo: Girls in colorful shawls and flowered dresses

Folded Hands, Brunei

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2011

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Colorful shawls and flowered dresses accentuate these ...

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Photo: Bushman in a canoe

Bushman, Botswana

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2011

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Sunlight and shadows highlight a river Bushman ...

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Photo: People wearing papier-mache masks in Spain

Summer Festival, Spain

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2011

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Young people in oversize papier-mâché heads pause ...

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Photo: Colorful hot air balloon in New Mexico

Hot Air Balloon, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2011

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As colorful as a butterfly wing, this ...

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Photo: Maasai men performing a jump dance in Kenya

Maasai Men, Kenya

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2011

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Maasai men perform a traditional jump dance ...

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Photo: Waterslide seen from below

Waterslide, Israel

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2011

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A coiling serpent of watery fun greets ...

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Photo: A surfer standing on an icy pier

Ice Surfer, Lake Michigan

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2011

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I love the serenity of ...

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Photo: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2011

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The tilt shift lens, often ...

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Photo: A wild horse

Wild Horse, Mongolia

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2011

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I love the simplicity of ...

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Photo: Hot air balloons flying over rock formations

Hot Air Balloons, Cappadocia

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2011

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The success of a photograph ...

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Photo: Sightseers on a platform above a large waterfall

Rhine Falls, Switzerland

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2011

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The mysterious, moody quality of ...

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Photo: A pair of lions in the grass

White Lions, South Africa

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2011

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Wildlife photography is often about ...

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Photo: A shadow of a boy running with balloons

Boy With Balloons, India

Photo of the Day, September 24, 2011

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By photographing the shadow of ...

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