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Picture of balloons in a central square in Italy

Ballooning Kindness

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2014

Your Shot member Giorgio Lulli came across a charity event by chance one Sunday in the main square of his ...

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Picture of a wildebeest jumping in the Mara River, Tanzania

Leap of Faith

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2014

A migrating wildebeest leaps into the low waters of the Mara River in Tanzania. Wildebeests begin their annual migration at ...

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Picture of a herd of elephants on the Serengeti, Tanzania

Near and Far

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2014

Elephants appear to patrol the Serengeti in this picture taken in Tanzania. A recent study found that ivory-seeking poachers have ...

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Picture of a lone giraffe on the horizon, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Rains in Africa

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2014

“The clouds initially caught my eye,” writes Your Shot member Keith Willette. “This rumbling storm was coming in and I ...

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Picture of rock formations in the Sahara, Tassili n Ajjer, Algeria

Rock Art

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2014

The shadows of rocks both tumbled and towering dip into valleys on the floor of the Sahara. Here on a ...

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Underwater picture of a sperm whale’s tail

Whale of a Tail

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2014

A sperm whale “waves goodbye” to Your Shot member Shane Gross, who had traveled to Sri Lanka’s east coast ...

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Picture of a flower taken with a scanning electron microscope

Withered

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2014

“I live in a typical Japanese town and often go for a walk at dusk,” writes Matsuura Tomoya, a member ...

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Picture of a girl jumping from one hay bale to another in the Masurian Lake District, Poland

Hay Kids

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2014

A road trip to Poland’s Masurian Lake District included this moment of summertime joy for the traveling family of ...

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Picture of a woman making conical hats out of palm leaves in Duc Hoa, Vietnam

Hats Off

Photo of the Day, August 15, 2014

"I was drawn to an older woman who was working very hard on crafting these hats," writes Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a man, woman, and dog walking along the coast of Deal on the North Sea side of the English Coast, Kent

The Weather at the Sea

Photo of the Day, August 11, 2014

It's bracing weather for a walk on a November afternoon in the town of Deal on England's North ...

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Picture of a dive instructor leaping from a bridge into the Neretva River, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Free Fall

Photo of the Day, August 5, 2014

In the Bosnia and Herzegovina town of Mostar, a local dive club instructor jumps from the Stari Most, or Old ...

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Picture of the ruins of a fort from World War I at Chemin des Dames in France

Return to Nature

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2014

During World War I, the deadlock of trench warfare led both the French and German sides to tunnel beneath enemy ...

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Picture of a leopard walking across a tree branch in Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2014

A leopard gingerly crosses the branch of an acacia tree in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. “We were almost back to ...

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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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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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