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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Picture of the Grand Prismatic Spring from above, Yellowstone National Park

A Grand Flyover

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2014

Sunrise at Yellowstone National Park finds steam rising from the surface of the Grand Prismatic Spring, the park’s largest ...

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Picture of Patos Island in Washington

Sacred Land

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2014

Patos Island, one of Washington's San Juan Islands, is part of a thousand-acre national monument created last year by ...

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Picture of Isortoq, a small, snowy village in east Greenland

On the Rocks

Photo of the Day, August 28, 2014

Greenland's Inuit survived for generations eating almost nothing but meat in a landscape too harsh for most plants. Today ...

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Picture of New Mexico’s Gila River from an aerial perspective

Gila Wilderness

Photo of the Day, August 26, 2014

This rugged wilderness was the precursor to the 1964 Wilderness Act. Forty years before the act was signed by President ...

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Picture of a tree along the path of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England

Tree of Life

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2014

Tourists flock to a lone tree along the path of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Built between 122 A ...

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Picture of snow-covered aspens near Taos, New Mexico

Winter Wilderness

Photo of the Day, August 21, 2014

Snow clings to aspens near Taos, New Mexico, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. A proposal to protect 45,000 ...

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Picture of a girl rowing a boat in Malaysia

The Sea Life

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2014

The Bajau of Malaysia fish and dive for almost everything they eat. Some live in houses on the beach or ...

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Picture of a blue heron at Great Falls, Maryland

Sun Salutation

Photo of the Day, August 17, 2014

A blue heron catches the last rays of a setting sun at Great Falls National Park in Maryland.

"I go ...

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Picture of research interns standing on top of a house on the coast of Eastern Egg Rock, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Birds' Egg

Photo of the Day, August 16, 2014

"Seven-acre Eastern Egg Rock is an Audubon research island off Boothbay Harbor, Maine, that's home to the world's ...

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Picture of a section of the Middle McCloud Falls in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Falling River

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2014

A tight angle captures the McCloud River falling in tiers to an unseen swimming hole below. The Middle McCloud Falls ...

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Picture of Hamnoy, a small fishing village in Norway

Moody Hues

Photo of the Day, August 12, 2014

Atmospheric weather conditions in the Lofoten Islands village of Hamnøy gave Luca Venturi the opportunity to take advantage of a ...

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Picture of a winding country road in Munnar, India

Morning Tea

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2014

Dawn comes to a tea plantation in Munnar, India, once a favorite summer retreat of British officials. Situated 5,200 ...

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Picture of typical Greek architecture on the coast of Pyrgos, Greece

Pyrgos Skies

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2014

A long exposure captures cloud movement over the coastal Greek village of Pyrgos. "The sky was perfect for this sort ...

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Picture of a polar bear standing along the coast of Rudolf Island in Russia’s Franz Josef Land

North Star

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2014

A polar bear stands sentinel on Rudolf Island in Russia’s Franz Josef Land archipelago, destination of the multidisciplinary Pristine ...

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Picture of people and camels crossing sand dunes in the Moroccan desert

Sahara's Edge

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2014

A camel caravan journeys across the dunes of Morocco's Erg Chebbi desert on the edge of the Sahara. Before ...

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Picture of the Boulder River flowing from the Beartooth Mountains in Montana at night

Night on the Boulder River

Photo of the Day, August 1, 2014

While hiking and camping in Montana's Beartooth Mountains, Your Shot member John Warner used a technique called light painting ...

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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 Fitzroy gardens at night in Melbourne, Australia

Shades of Green

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2014

Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne, Australia, takes on an ethereal quality in the light of a streetlamp, emanating deep hues of ...

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Picture of Mount Fuji at sunrise seen from Asagiri Kogen

Sleeping Giant

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2014

Mount Fuji looms over Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, after a heavy rainstorm. “When I took the photos in a breathless ...

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Picture of a night cityscape in Hong Kong

Magic Eye

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2014

Hong Kong’s breathtaking skyline takes on a dizzying effect in the darkness. “It is a forest made by the ...

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Picture of penguins in Antarctica

Freeze Frame

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2014

"On my last day in Antarctica photographing emperor penguins at their nesting grounds, I came across this little hole (a ...

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Picture of a cloud of butterflies in the Tucavaca Valley in eastern Bolivia

Flying Confetti

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2014

A cloud of butterflies descends upon the Tucavaca Valley in eastern Bolivia. In years with shorter, wetter dry seasons, millions ...

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Picture of an expedition team standing by a subterranean lake in southern Guizhou Province in China

A Phantom Lake

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2014

Members of a British-led expedition pause at a subterranean lake on the way to Titan Chamber in southern Guizhou Province ...

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Picture of a solitary tree in the cosmopolitan landscape of Dubai

Branching Out

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2014

A lone tree on the edge of the city seems to stand as a testament to Dubai’s changing landscape ...

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Picture of a red storm cloud in Spring Creek, Queensland, Australia

Crimson Clouds

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2014

Red storm clouds hang heavy over Spring Creek, Queensland, Australia. Photographer Terence West had been chasing the storm across the ...

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Picture of red-crowned cranes in Tsurui, Hokkaido, Japan

Crane Games

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2014

Endangered red-crowned cranes wade through frosty waters on a cold morning in Tsurui, Hokkaido, Japan. Here, they're considered one ...

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Picture of Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India

Pangong Lake, India

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2014

Blue water swirls with green at Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India. The Himalayan lake lies on the Sino-Indian boundary and ...

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Picture of the Golden Gate Bridge covered in fog

In the Clouds

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2014

As the sun sets on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a Pacific coast fog rolls in, mingling with low ...

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Picture of people walking through the mist under a tree, China

Autumn Fairy Tale

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2014

A timeless trio goes on its way in Xiapu, a county in eastern China. "I like the mood and the ...

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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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Picture of a marmot standing near a lake in Ladakh, India

Marmot Watch

Photo of the Day, June 29, 2014

“This photo was taken during a 100-kilometer [62-mile] trekking trip in Ladakh, India, at an altitude of 4,500 meters ...

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Picture of a climber on China’s Moon Hill

Scenic Route

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2014

Climber Emily Harrington takes the hard way up southern China’s Moon Hill, an arch from the remains of a ...

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Picture of a young girl tending goats near Shiikh, Somaliland

A Fragile Livelihood

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2014

In this picture from the July 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a girl tends goats in the mountains near ...

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Picture of the Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Neist Point Lighthouse

Photo of the Day, June 24, 2014

"After several days of rain, I finally got to witness a beautiful sunset at Neist Point Lighthouse and took this ...

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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 two dolphins playing in the surf off Point Danger, Tweed Heads, Australia

Dolphin Games

Photo of the Day, June 21, 2014

"These two dolphins were playing out in the deeper ocean for some time," writes Brodie McCabe, who captured this picture ...

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