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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Aerial picture of land meeting sea near Dubai

Between Land and Sea

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2015

Though Dubai is known for its grandiose cityscapes, it also has a vast and awe-inspiring natural beauty, writes Abrar Mohsin ...

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Picture of a man sitting on the edge of the Diving Board overlooking Yosemite National Park

The Best Seat in Yosemite

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2015

Under a blanket of stars, a man takes in the landscape of Yosemite National Park from the edge of the ...

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Picture of a field of poppies in front of Mount Tsukuba, Japan

Peak of Dawn

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2015

Shirley poppies bloom in a field near Japan’s Mount Tsukuba, here silhouetted against an early morning sky. The mountain ...

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Picture of a lone tree on a pillar of rock, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

Tree Top

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2015

A lone tree grows on a pillar of quartz and sandstone in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. There are ...

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Picture of Emerald Lake and Michael Peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yoho National Park

A Peek at Yoho

Photo of the Day, June 23, 2015

Once a whistle-stop on a wilderness railroad, Canada’s Yoho National Park is now a hot spot of science and ...

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Picture of Lake O’Hara in the Canadian Rockies

Bowl of Mountains

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2015

Lake O’Hara nestles in the Canadian Rockies at more than 6,600 feet “like an emerald in a bowl ...

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Picture of rolling green fields in southern Moravia, Czech Republic

Lines of Moravia

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2015

Undulating fields tell an agricultural tale in Moravia, a region in the Czech Republic that’s known for its folk ...

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Picture of a sunlit rock formation in the Galapagos Islands

Islands in the Sea

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2015

Sunlight paints a rock formation in the Galápagos Islands. Cruise passenger Mary E. Mackey was relaxing on deck after a ...

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Picture of an ice crack on a frozen lake in Russia.

Cracking the Surface

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2015

“Ice on Lake Baikal is a very interesting phenomenon,” writes Your Shot member Alexey Trofimov. “Ice ridges, cracks, tears, hugging ...

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Picture of a camping tent near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park at night

Dome Light

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2015

“As technology shrinks the world around us, it becomes more and more difficult to find ourselves truly lost in the ...

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Picture of a frozen spring pushing up through the ice in Nebraska

Spring Powered

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2015

A powerful spring pushes up through the ice of a Platte River backwater in Nebraska. Photographer Mike Forsberg’s project ...

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Picture of Godafoss, a waterfall in Iceland

Waterfall of the Gods

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2015

“Although the days are short in Iceland in February, the sun remains low on the horizon while it’s up ...

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Picture of a person overlooking a cloudy vista at night, Saudi Arabia

Peaceful Outlook

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2015

It took three days for Your Shot member Abdullrahman Almalki to capture the moment he wanted from this vantage near ...

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Picture of fireflies and stars at night in Tanzania

Night Moves

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2015

Constellations in the southern Milky Way compete with an earthly display of light near Tanzania’s Lake Natron. “These glowing ...

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Picture of an abandoned torpedo station, Gdynia, Poland

Factory Setting

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2015

An abandoned World War II torpedo station appears suspended between a moody sky and a calm bay near Gdynia on ...

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Picture of a man rowing a boat on the Yamuna River, Mathura, India

Boatman of Mathura

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2015

While taking pictures of Hindu holy men in the Indian city of Mathura—birthplace of the Hindu god Krishna—Your ...

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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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