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Photo: Birds fighting, Rondeau Provincial Park, Canada

Birds Fighting, Rondeau Provincial Park, Canada

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2009

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Taken at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, this image shows a ...

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Photo: A group of marigold-wearing revelers

Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2009

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This photo was taken during the 2007 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad ...

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We were taking shots in the south west of Serengeti, Tanzania. This location is known as 'Hidden Valley' and was full of animals from the great migration. This pregnant zebra came out of the dust for a second to take a look at me. She was the perfect poser! Head straight, ears up, legs in line, tail accentuating her curving body while the herd in the background created the perfect stage of dust!

Zebra, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2009

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We were taking shots in the southwest of Serengeti, Tanzania. This ...

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This shot of a gathering of herring, lesser and greater black backed gulls, was taken on the beautiful island of Skokholm off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

Birds in Flight, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2009

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This shot of a gathering of herring, lesser, and greater black-backed ...

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A serene moment from the New Jersey Adventure Aquarium.

Seal, Adventure Aquarium

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2009

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A serene moment from the New Jersey Adventure Aquarium

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Photo: Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia

Waterfall, Selangor, Malaysia

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2009

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These three kids were enjoying a cool dip at a manmade ...

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Photo: Pig and piglet, Africa

Pig and Piglet, Africa

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2009

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The piglet is one day old and crippled. The mother had ...

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Potala at Dawn, Tibet

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2009

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This is my favorite picture from Tibet. I had scouted this ...

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The little boy has take the make up for a folk dance.

Boy Wearing Face Paint, Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2009

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This little boy has put on makeup for a folk dance ...

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View Atop City Hall, Dresden, Germany

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2009

Statues look down on the rebuilt inner city of Dresden from atop City Hall. The medieval city lost tens of ...

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American alligator adjusting the egges in her nest.

Alligator, Florida Everglades

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2009

Despite 70-odd teeth and a notoriously nasty bite, a female alligator in Florida's Everglades National Park demonstrates a delicate ...

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Pool in Marble Canyon, Arizona

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2009

Beyond the roar of the Colorado River, a pool of silence. Discovering this hushed limestone sanctuary at Shinumo Wash in ...

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Photo: Four intertwined reddish worms

Velvet Worms, Hamburg, Germany

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2009

These intertwined velvet worms, or onychophorans, are living fossils, holdovers of the Cambrian explosion of life-forms that occurred about 530 ...

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Excellent twilight view, bathed in purple light, of gentle falls of Rio Petrohu e winding through rocks with Osorno Volcano, part of the Andes Mountains, in th e background.

Petrohué Falls, Chile

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2009

The gentle falls of the Petrohué River frame the graceful slopes of Osorno Volcano, part of the Andes Mountain. The ...

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Photo: Northern lights above a house

Northern Lights, Trapper Creek, Alaska

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2009

Spectacular sky shows brighten the long winter nights for Alaska's year-round residents. This display of northern lights sets the ...

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Diver in Coral Garden, Dominica Island, Caribbean Sea

Photo of the Day, January 25, 2009

Off Scotts Head, Dominica Island, a sunken garden of sponges and coral rewards a visitor, part of a growing stream ...

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Photo: Panda yawning in a zoo

Panda Yawning, Kunming, China

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2009

A giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) yawns in its enclosure at the Yuantong Zoo in Kunming, China. Wild pandas live only ...

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Cliff Divers, Mazatlan, Mexico

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2009

A daring diver times his plunge with an incoming wave as he plummets from a cliff in Mazatlan, Mexico. When ...

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Downtown Suva, Viti Levu Island, Republic of Fiji

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2009

The largest city between Honolulu and Auckland, Suva—the capital of the Republic of Fiji—dazzles with cosmopolitan offices, shops ...

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Desert of Death, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2009

Like drifting clouds, hilltops mirrored in a mirage appear to float behind a Land-Rover. The illusion is created by heat ...

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Photo: Dock and palm trees

Dock and Palm Trees, Tahiti

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2009

A dock juts out to a small palm island, surrounded by the jewel-blue waters of Tahiti. Tahiti is just one ...

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Two bubble eye goldfish stare outside their aquarium.

Bubble Eye Goldfish, United States

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2009

Oriental apparition, the extraordinary bubble eye wears marble-size, fluid-filled eye sacs like water wings. The breed is only one in ...

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Stately American bison (Bison bison) graze beneath gold-lined clouds.  Establis hed in 1905, the refuge now shelters 625 bison.

Grazing Bison, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2009

Stately American bison graze beneath gold-lined clouds in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Established in 1905, the refuge ...

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Fishermen at Night, Micronesia

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2009

Fiery torches of palm fronds light up the night near the Caroline Islands as men in outrigger canoes wait with ...

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Submerged ballerinas like Margot Boyler, foreground, rehearse for a show at Leisure World in Laguna Hills, California.  Activities like this make retirement communities increasingly popular for people with decades of time to fill.

Synchronized Swimmers, Laguna Hills, California

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2009

Submerged ballerinas rehearse for their annual show at Leisure World in Laguna Hills, California. Activities like line dancing, lawn bowling ...

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Photo: African lioness snarling in tree

Lion in Tree, Zambezi River, Zambia

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2009

A female lion claims her spot in a tree near the Zambezi River in Zambia. Female lions are the primary ...

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Photo: Oil refinery at night

Oil Refinery, Ras Tanurah, Saudi Arabia

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2009

Gas flares fire the night at Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanurah refinery, north of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Each day sparkling ...

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Fire-Walking Ceremony, Viti Levu Island, Republic of Fiji

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2009

The body is transcended and the soul is made pure by mortification of the flesh—including piercings with these needles ...

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Photo: Mandrill reaches for camera

Mandrill, Central Africa

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2009

A mandrill, tethered on a rope in central Africa, reaches for the camera. These colorful primates are threatened. They are ...

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Shrimp Hiding in Sand, Florida

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2009

Shunning light, a pink shrimp buries itself in aquarium sand except for its feelers and golf-ball eyes. To avoid predators ...

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Photo: Castle and fields

Castle Near Kilgarvan, Ireland

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2009

The green countryside of County Kerry, Ireland, slowly reclaims a castle near the village of Kilgarvan. Taking its present name ...

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Islanders Crabbing at Night, Samana Cay, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2009

Islanders, on a seasonal visit to uninhabited Samana Cay in the eastern Bahamas, crab by torchwood light at a point ...

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F-105 Fighters, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2009

A haze of smoke veils the silver snouts of the "Flying Tigers," an F-105 squadron which, at the time of ...

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Rock Carvings, Petra, Jordan

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2009

Hidden at the end of a long ravine, the buildings of Petra, Jordan, were carved into sandstone cliffs by the ...

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Chateau Gaillard, Les Andelys, France

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2009

A symbol of long-ago battles, Chateau Gaillard lies in ruins near the town of Les Andelys, France. It was built ...

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Bioluminescent Organisms, Japan

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2009

The transparent shells of tiny Cypridina hilgendorfii, found in the coastal waters and sands of Japan, hold a creature that ...

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