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Picture of light streaming through trees in the Netherlands

Cold Light of Day

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2016

After a cold night, morning sunlight shoots through the mist, inspiring Your Shot member Andrew George to capture the moment ...

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Picture of boys skateboarding on Venice Beach in California

Boys of Dogtown

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2016

Venice Beach is one of the most legendary skateboard spots there is—not just in Southern California, but around the ...

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Picture of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park

Brilliance in Black and White

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2015

While on her honeymoon, Your Shot community member and photographer Ani Gypps captured this image of the Grand Prismatic Spring ...

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Picture of a gorilla in an enclosure at the Dallas Zoo

Lost in Thought

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2015

This gorilla’s pensive gaze intrigued Your Shot member Daryl Tannis, who made this photo while at the Dallas Zoo ...

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Picture of a tree in Lake Wanaka in New Zealand

Stand in Your Own Light

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2015

In May 2015, Your Shot member Yusri Salleh took his “first photo adventure,” a ten-day trip to New Zealand, where ...

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Picture of person walking on Eureka sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, California

Death Valley Dunes

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2015

The Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park offer an eerie soundtrack to visitors who decide to make their way ...

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Picture of trees at the bottom of a sand dune

Shifting Light

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2015

Your Shot member Hamed Tabein made an early morning trek to the desert, just east of Esfahan in Iran, to ...

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Picture of a team of synchronized swimmers underwater

Fluid Movement

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2015

Synchronized swimmers, like this team shown practicing in Singapore, are known for their sharp, precisely timed moves. But Jonathan Yeap ...

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Picture of Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Florida

Serendipitous Scene

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2015

It seems that Mother Nature was in a collaborative mood, helping Your Shot member Dennis Ramos snap an unusual shot ...

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Picture of a light-filled valley taken from Xianggong Hill, China

High Light

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2015

Early morning sunbeams pierce the clouds over a valley in Yangshuo County, China. Your Shot member Matthew Richardson captured the ...

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Picture of a lion pride in Masai Mara, Kenya

Eyes on the Pride

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2015

Your Shot member Paul Lynch captured this “family portrait” while on a long-awaited trip to Kenya’s Masai Mara National ...

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Picture of an aerial view of lines outside the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Curly Queues

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2015

In Paris, the Eiffel Tower attracts nearly seven million visitors a year. Here, lines form and fluctuate beneath La Dame ...

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Picture of waterfalls at Kirkjufell, Iceland

Peeking Kirkjufell

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2015

Located on the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland, Kirkjufell, which means “church mountain,” is said to be ...

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Picture of a man diving into the ocean on Caleta Beach in Cadiz, Spain

Tide Is High

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2015

“Pay attention,” Your Shot member Fran Virues Avila was told by the diver seen here. “My jump will be worthy ...

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Picture of a family walking at sunset, Nicolae Romanescu Park, Craiova, Romania

Over Craiova

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2015

A family takes a sunset walk in Nicolae Romanescu Park in Craiova, a university town in southern Romania. A rich ...

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Picture of sharks and divers swimming off the coast of Cuba

Sea Life

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2015

Divers mingle with sharks in Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina marine preserve, located off the island country’s southern ...

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Picture of a man skiing in the Austrian Alps

Passing By

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2015

Passionate ski mountaineer and Your Shot member Peter Svoboda loves minimalist compositions in his winter-themed mountain photography. Svoboda saw this ...

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Picture of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Dome Sweet Dome

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2015

“Today in Istanbul, Sultan Ahmet Mosque [also known as the Blue Mosque] and Hagia Sophia are surrounded by busy streets ...

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Picture of musicians performing during the Gitan Pilgrimage, Saintes Maries, Camargue, France

Pilgrims’ Party

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2015

Musicians perform during the Gitan Pilgrimage in the Camargue town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer on the southern coast of France. The annual ...

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Picture of a buffalo at a pool of water in South Dakota

Buffalo Head

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2015

“I was traveling through South Dakota and decided to visit Custer State Park during their annual buffalo roundup,” writes Wes ...

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Picture of a diver in front of the Hilma Hooker shipwreck off Bonaire

Hull-o

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2015

A diver gazes at the Hilma Hooker, a cargo ship purposely sunk off the Caribbean island of Bonaire. The site ...

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Picture of a religious man with pins piercing his face in Bengal, India

Piercing Faith

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2015

A believer pierces his face during the Hindu festival of Charak Puja in West Bengal, India. “The rituals of Charak ...

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Picture of a boy looking over a balcony into a courtyard, Kolkata, India

Tale out of School

Photo of the Day, May 14, 2015

Your Shot member Siddhartha Banerjee captured this picture during recess at a secondary school in Kolkata, India. “They had their ...

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Picture of a surfer duck diving under a wave with a wooden alaia, Kona, Hawaii

Diving In

Photo of the Day, May 8, 2015

A woman duck dives beneath a wave on a wooden alaia, a modern rendition of an ancient Hawaiian surfboard. “The ...

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Picture of girls standing in front of a fan in Roswell, Georgia

Fan Girls

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2015

“We all know that sound it makes when you yell into a fan,” writes Kate Parker, who shared this picture ...

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Picture of a sadhu with his face painted, Kathmandu, Nepal

A Life Apart

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2015

“The Sanskrit term sadhu (‘good man’) refers to renouncers who have chosen to live a life apart from or on ...

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Picture of a trolley moving down a street in Turin, Italy

Grand Torino

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2015

For Prandoni Livio our city lives are, more and more, lived fleetingly. Livio, who shared this picture with our Your ...

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Picture of a double rainbow over Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chasing Rainbows

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2015

“I was inside my car as the ferry was getting ready to dock, [and] I see people's faces looking ...

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Picture of Cincinnati Fire Department recruits during a training drill

Top of the Ladder

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2015

Cincinnati Fire Department recruits participate in a morning drill. The assignment? Climb to the top of a hundred-foot aerial ladder ...

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Picture of amateur opera singers getting ready for a performance in China

Character Development

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2015

Amateur opera singers transform themselves into their characters before a performance in China. “They all have day jobs and are ...

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Picture of a panda standing in a tree in a Chinese forest

Pandarama

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2015

In China to photograph the life of the giant panda and its environment, Your Shot member Marco Mattiussi obtained special ...

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Picture of two lion cubs sparring at Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Title Fight

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2015

“Late afternoon was when we happened upon a large pride of lions resting on a dam wall in Phinda, South ...

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Picture of a pond in Poland on a misty December morning

Misty Morning Fog

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2015

“This beautiful pond is actually not too far from my home” in Poland, says Your Shot member Malgorzata Walkowska, who ...

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Picture of two hikers on a journey in Val Formazza from above

Glacial Pace

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2015

Hikers journey across a glacier near the Formazza Valley on the Swiss-Italian border. “I was walking toward the top of ...

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Picture of a shepherd trekking through the snow in northern Iran

A Day’s Work

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2015

A shepherd carries heavy luggage on a snowy mountain in northern Iran. According to Your Shot member Hemad Nazari, shepherds ...

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Picture of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2015

A modern spin on Islamic architecture characterizes the exterior of the I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ...

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