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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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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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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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