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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Picture of an Apostle Island ice cave during sunset, Bayfield, Wisconsin

Shining Through

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2015

The setting sun shines through the ice on the shore of a frozen Lake Superior, traversed by Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a swan swimming on Lake Yamanaka near Mount Fuji, Japan

Fuji’s Swan

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2015

“I was on my backpacking trip to Japan, and I had decided to spend a day on Lake Yamanaka in ...

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Picture of Table Mountain enveloped in fog, Cape Town, South Africa

Cloud Cover

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2015

Table Mountain wears her distinctive blanket while Cape Town flickers below in this picture by Brendon Wainwright, a member of ...

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Picture of a cowboy on horseback in Monument Valley, Utah

The Searcher

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2015

A lone rider is dwarfed by the immensity of Utah’s Monument Valley. Your Shot member Carlo Mogavero had the ...

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Picture of an Adelie penguin in Antarctica

When Penguins Attack

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2015

Your Shot member Clinton Berry captured this photo with a GoPro on Antarctica's sea ice, about six miles from ...

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Picture of the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, Iceland

Purple Haze

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2015

“I cannot describe the feelings that were flowing through my entire self when I finally got to Jökulsárlón,” writes Szymon ...

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Picture of an abandoned farm under the night sky outside Bartlett, Texas

Galaxy West

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2015

The Milky Way arcs above an abandoned farm outside the former railroad town of Bartlett, Texas. Earth’s vast home ...

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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 the Fuego Volcano erupting, Guatemala

Corazón del Fuego

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2015

Wanting to get a closer look at Fuego, a highly active volcano in Guatemala, Your Shot member Andrew Shepard hiked ...

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Picture of Nasca geoglyphs and the Pan American Highway, Peru

Lines in the Sand

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2015

The Pan American Highway cuts a modern path past some of Peru’s ancient Nasca lines, here captured from a ...

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Picture of lightning strikes and bushfires in Western Australia

Bushfire Season

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2015

Lightning on a stormy evening near Port Hedland, Western Australia, ignites bushfires that send up an orange glow. A common ...

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Picture of evening snowfall at the Blue Pond, Hokkaido, Japan

Evening Snowfall

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2015

“When I arrived at the Blue Pond in Biei in Hokkaido, Japan, a lot of snow had fallen and the ...

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Picture of a self-portrait silhouette on a rock in Reata Pass, Arizona

Southwestern Sungraph

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2015

Your Shot member Andrei Stoica used the sun and an Arizona landscape to create this self-portrait for a recent community ...

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Picture of an aurora seen from the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Iceland

Worth the Wait

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2015

“A beautiful and active aurora appeared the day after a storm had passed over Iceland,” writes Takashi Nakagawa, a member ...

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Picture of a fox walking across boulders in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Fox on the Rocks

Photo of the Day, March 12, 2015

Lingering at a lookout in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, Your Shot member Irina C. spotted this fox ...

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Picture of strobe rockets lighting up the sky in Mason City, Iowa

Rocket Land

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2015

Strobe rockets light up the night sky in Mason City, Iowa. Mason City is home to the Iowa Thunderstorm, the ...

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Picture of light striking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon before dawn

Light in Winter

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2015

Predawn sunlight strikes the South Rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon in this picture submitted to the recent Your Shot ...

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Picture of mangrove trees in Cayapas Mataje Mangrove Reserve in northwestern Ecuador

Mixed Roots

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2015

The mangroves of the Cayapas Mataje Mangrove Reserve in northwestern Ecuador are the tallest in the world. The area is ...

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Picture of a high-foraging chamois in Gran Paradiso, Italy

High-Foraging Chamois

Photo of the Day, March 3, 2015

Springtime is when high-foraging chamois give birth; there are now about 8,000 in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park ...

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Picture of waterfalls and fall foliage at Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

Falls in Autumn

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2015

Dispersing fog and a moment of sunshine bring the falls and foliage of Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park into ...

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Picture of Danny MacAskill riding along the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Pinnacle

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2015

“We were near the summit of Sgurr Dearg, [also called] the Inaccessible Pinnacle, a famous feature of the Cuillin Ridge ...

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Picture of fireflies lighting up a summer night in Tennessee

Flashes of Summer

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2015

Fireflies flash and streak through a Tennessee summer night, putting on a spectacular light show to seduce prospective mates. The ...

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Picture of a thunderstorm at the Mitten Buttes in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Monumental Storm

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2015

While touring Arizona’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Your Shot member Emma Rogers and her partner were undeterred from ...

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Picture of an abandoned house filled with sand in the mining town of Pomona, Namibia

House of Sand

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2015

In the abandoned diamond-mining town of Pomona on the Namibian coast, sand devours buildings like this one, a house on ...

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Picture of jeeps driving through the Bolivian salt desert after the rain

After the Rain

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2015

“It rained during the second evening of our jeep tour of the Bolivian salt desert,” writes Your Shot member Guy ...

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Picture of the peaks of Gran Paradiso reflected in a still lake in Italy

Arcadian Oasis

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2015

A placid pond high in the Graian Alps mirrors the snow-crowned peaks of Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park—the ...

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Picture of a gondola on the Grand Canal at sunset, Venice, Italy

Sunset on the Grand Canal

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2015

A gondola floats through the waters of Venice’s famed Grand Canal at sunset. Venice's gondolas are painted black ...

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Picture of housing developments on the edge of swampland in west Palm Beach County, Florida

Home on the Water

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2015

Some 2,100 miles of canals built over the past century to drain the Florida Everglades empty into the Atlantic ...

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Picture of Cappadocia, Turkey, taken from a hot-air balloon

Turkish Air

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2015

“You cannot go to Cappadocia without taking a trip in a hot-air balloon and making some pictures—it's a ...

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Picture of snow cascading down rocky slopes in Gran Paradiso, Italy

Snow Fall

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2015

Late winter snow cascades down the rocky slopes of Valsavarenche valley in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. Ruinous avalanches ...

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Picture of colorful salt ponds in San Francisco Bay, California

Salt of the Bay

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2015

“I’m fascinated and drawn to these shapes and colors at sunset,” says Your Shot member Jassen T., who captured ...

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Picture of an alpine meadow on a summer night in Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Alpine Oasis

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2015

Summer night falls over an alpine meadow stippled with wildflowers in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. In a busy ...

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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 a yellow-billed Alpine chough flying above Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Bird of Paradiso

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2015

Gran Paradiso National Park is the oldest in Italy. Its namesake, the Gran Paradiso massif, rises 13,324 feet. Here ...

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Picture of Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland

Kirkjufell

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2015

Iceland’s Kirkjufell, which means “church mountain,” is located on the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the country’s ...

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Picture of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe, Louisiana

On the Bayou

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2015

“I was up before sunrise on a chilly January morning in Monroe, Louisiana,” writes Keith Yahl, who shared this picture ...

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