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Picture of a group of dancers resting before a performance, Manila, Philippines

Sweet Dreams

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2014

Dancers catch a few winks on the pavement before a performance at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. “Since ...

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Picture of zebra by the Boteti riverbed in Botswana

Black and White

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2014

Zebras gather by the dusty Boteti riverbed in central Botswana. After driving off the main game route, photographer Jaco Marx ...

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Picture of the Grand Canyon covered in clouds

After the Snowfall

Photo of the Day, June 30, 2014

Your Shot member Veronika Pekkerne Toth captured this shot the day after an all-day snowfall. "On this morning the weather ...

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street-denver-colorado-text

Light at the Museum

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2014

"When I shoot street photography, I'm always looking for interesting light, juxtapositions, and emotions that will make a good ...

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Picture of river delta near Iceland's Langjökull glacier

Over the Delta

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2014

"I was shooting for my upcoming book on Iceland and hired a pilot to fly me over the highlands," writes ...

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Picture of a horse tied to a stall while Iranian youth watch a festival in East Azerbaijan Province, Iran

Up on the Scaffold

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2014

"A horse is tied in a makeshift stall while Iranian youth gather on the scaffolding to watch the competition during ...

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Picture of tulips in black and white, Roozengaarde, Washington

Sulking Tulips

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2014

Your Shot contributor Cheryl Bezuidenhout captures this photo at RoozenGaarde in Washington State. "It was the last weekend of the ...

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Picture of lioness chasing a wildebeest

On the Hunt

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2014

"It was an early morning on Great Plains of the Serengeti," writes Your Shot community member Greg du Toit, who ...

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Picture of a Cape buffalo with a bird resting on its nose

Bird Buddy

Photo of the Day, May 20, 2014

A cooperative bird finds and eats insects from a Cape buffalo's face in a grooming ritual that pays off ...

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Picture of a lightning storm in West Java, Indonesia

Beach Lightning

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2014

"I’m very passionate about landscape photography," says Your Shot member Rudi Gunawan. "For me, nature always reflects the power ...

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Picture of birds in Bharatpur’s Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India

Birds of Bharatpur

Photo of the Day, May 8, 2014

"The Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, is approximately 11 square miles" says Your Shot contributor Sreekumar Krishnan. "It ...

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Picture of a row of buildings lit up at night in Dubai

Dubai Alight

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2014

Morgan Bap used a long exposure to achieve this picture taken in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and submitted to the ...

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Picture of Kanchenjunga in the Himalaya

Skyfall

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2014

"I always like to travel in the Himalaya," says Your Shot contributor Jayanta Roy. "This photo is a previsualization; I ...

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Picture of teenagers at the Fete de la Mare festival in Guinea

Fête de la Mare

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2014

"I was working on a one-year assignment in Diankana, Guinea, a village on a tributary of the Niger River," says ...

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Picture of dolphins in the Bahamas

Surfacing

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2014

"I was in Bimini in the Bahamas shooting hammerhead sharks, and after a few weeks I decided to take a ...

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Picture of a man standing in an underground river tunnel in London

The Other Underground

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2014

"I've long held a fascination with unseen spaces, and when I first heard about the vast number of lost ...

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Picture of a hammerhead shark swimming among a school of fish, Galapagos Islands

Lone Shark

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2014

Your Shot member Denis Nezhentsev captured this underwater scene, a recent Daily Dozen selection, during a dive safari near Wolf ...

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Picture of sheep on a hillside in Saudi Arabia

Fleeting Sheep

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2014

"I saw this herd of sheep while driving in the mountains outside the town of Al Bahah during a photography ...

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Picture of a facade in Taipei, Taiwan

Fixing Up a Facade

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2014

"I was on the way to a friend's house, which happens to be adjacent to this [building under] renovation ...

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Herd of deer lured into the corral for miscalculation.

Ahead of the Herd

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2014

"I've been working on a photographic survey, 'The Saami of Russia,' for 22 years (since 1991)," writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of a woman in front of a castle in the town of Zavareh, Iran

A Visit to Zavareh

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2014

An ancient castle in the old town of Zavareh, Iran

There is a cinematic quality to this photograph—and to ...

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Picture of a black rhino and a zebra standing on the Laikipia plains of Kenya

A Plain Difference

Photo of the Day, January 12, 2014

A black rhino and two zebras stand on Kenya's Laikipia Plains.

This photo and caption were submitted to Your ...

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Picture of a rhinoceros in Zimbabwe’s Matopos National Park

Imperiled Rhino

Photo of the Day, December 20, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Zimbabwe's Matopos National Park had 86 white ...

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Picture of Skogafoss, a waterfall in Iceland

Skógafoss, Iceland

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Skógafoss, one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland ...

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Picture of a canopy of leaves in Berlin

Tree Canopy, Berlin

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

While studying in Florence, Italy, I went on ...

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Picture of a fish skeleton washed up on the shore of the St. Lawrence River

Skeleton, St. Lawrence River

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

While walking along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City I ...

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Picture of a Holy Week procession in Guatemala

Holy Week Procession, Guatemala

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

This photo was taken during a procession in Antigua Guatemala during ...

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Picture of whirling dervishes in Ankara, Turkey

Ankara, Turkey

Photo of the Day, August 23, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Whirling dervishes perform the ritual dance of the Sufi sect in ...

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Picture of a street in Baia Mare, Romania

Baia Mare, Romania

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

The city of Baia Mare in northwestern Romania is known for ...

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Picture of a man standing against the backdrop of Bay Bridge construction, San Francisco

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is a work-in-progress in this picture ...

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Picture of a street in Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol, Cyprus

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Arches frame a street in Limassol, Cyprus—also called Lemesos—in ...

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Picture of the Mall of Asia in the Philippines

Mall of Asia, Manila

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Structural engineer and Your Shot community member Akira Takaue captured this ...

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Picture of a riding coach with her horse in Israel

Jerusalem, Israel

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Riding coach Ester and her horse Mirage, part of a horse ...

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Picture of a cow walking on a street in Romania

Cow, Romania

Photo of the Day, June 30, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

This picture was taken in a small village in central Romania ...

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Picture of a patron at a Parisian cafe

Cafe Patron, Paris

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

I don't claim the status of a photographer, I just ...

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Picture of Tokyo skyline at night

Tokyo, Japan

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

One cold silent night on Oshiage in Sumida, there stood the ...

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