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Photo: Puffin perched on a rock

Puffin, Shiant Islands

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2010

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Dapper black-and-white razorbills (at right) and bright-beaked puffins (at ...

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Photo: Tribe elder near river’s edge

Omo River at Dusk

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2010

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An elder of the Kara tribe, his body decorated ...

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Photo: Island covered in fog

Boreray Island, Scotland

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2010

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Fog lifts to reveal the island of Boreray, in ...

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Photo: Sea stacks

Sea Stacks, Outer Hebrides

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2010

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Their crumpled layers as old as the continents, the ...

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Photo: Sunset seen through a window

Monastery Window, Greece

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2010

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A trinity of sun, sky, and sea paints an ...

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Photo: Portrait of a girl, Rajasthan

Young Indian Nomad

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2010

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A roof overhead is new for Punkti, a shepherd ...

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Photo: Aerial view of designs in the desert

Nasca Lines, Peru

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2010

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In the coastal desert of southern Peru, sprawling figures ...

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Photo: Clownfish and developing eggs

Tomato Clownfish

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2010

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A male tomato clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) tends his field ...

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Photo: Monastery on a steep-sloped peninsula

Simonos Petras Monastery

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2010

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Redoubt of the reclusive, Simonos Petras monastery was founded ...

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Photo: Pollen on flower stigma

Pollen on Geranium Stigma

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2010

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The size of the grains is measured in millionths ...

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Photo: Monks chanting

Eastern Orthodox Christian Monks

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2010

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On the holy peninsula of Mount Athos, monks chant ...

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Photo: Sooty albatross

Sooty Albatross, South Georgia

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2010

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A light-mantled sooty albatross looks down on Gold Harbour ...

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Photo: A man looking out from limbs of a bare tree

Hadza Man, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2010

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Long vistas and the dry season's withered vegetation ...

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Photo: Women digging a reservoir

Women Digging, India

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2010

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During the dry season herding activity slackens, and the ...

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Photo: Sifaka perched on a limestone rock

Decken's Sifaka, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2010

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A Decken's sifaka peers out from a jagged ...

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Photo: Turtle covered in green leaves

Turtle

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2010

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Turtle covered in green leaves

 

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Photo: Breaching humpback whale

Humpback Whale, Chatham Strait

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2010

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A humpback whale breaches in Chatham Strait just off of Baranof ...

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Photo: Very colorful ducks in a row

Mandarin Ducks, National Zoo

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2010

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Three Mandarin ducks sit in formation on a handrail at the ...

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Photo: Green praying mantis

Praying Mantis

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2010

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Close-up of a praying mantis and an interesting background

 

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Photo: Rainbow behind an elephant

Elephant, Kenya

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2010

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A rainbow streams over a lone elephant as it walks in ...

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Photo: Lion yawning

Lion, South Africa

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2010

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This South African lion looks a bit grouchy, but he was ...

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Photo: Diver surrounded by a ring of barracuda

Barracuda, Bismarck Sea

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2010

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A school of barracuda surrounds a naturalist in the Bismarck Sea ...

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Photo: Frogs sitting on a metal object

Frogs

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2010

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It was a simple shot in Hamburg 2008. I love this ...

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Photo: Elephants near a watering hole

Elephants, Namibia

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2010

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This shot was taken just before the rainy season in Etosha ...

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Photo: Arctic fox in snow

Arctic Fox

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2010

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The arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) is well suited for frigid weather ...

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Photo: Fireflies at night

Fireflies, Ontario

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2010

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This is about one hour of firefly activity near my home ...

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Photo: Snake with its mouth open

Brown Vine Snake, Panama

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2010

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While on the island of Bocas Del Toro, Panama, a brown ...

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Photo: Goat wearing old clothes

Goat, North India

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2010

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There is cold weather in North India in the winter and ...

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Photo: Giraffe in tall grass

Giraffe

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2010

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Giraffe in tall grass

 

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Photo: Fox mother and pup touching

Red Foxes, Delaware

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2010

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A mother red fox and one of her pups touch noses ...

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Photo: Lowland gorillas napping

Lowland Gorillas, Bronx Zoo

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2010

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This photo of two lowland gorillas was taken at the Bronx ...

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Photo: Zebras huddling

Zebras, Kenya

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2010

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Zebras huddling together

 

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Photo: Close view of lions licking each other

Lion Brothers

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2010

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The Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Headcorn, Kent, England, is home to ...

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Photo: Colorful king penguins

King Penguins, Falkland Islands

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2010

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These king penguins were part of a breeding colony photographed in ...

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Photo: Hippopotamuses in water

Hippopotamuses

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2010

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Hippopotamuses in water

 

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Photo: Moose in a shallow river

Moose, Snake River

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2010

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Two moose finish their last meal of the day as the ...

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