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Picture of a traveler at sunrise on a tour of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni Sunrise

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2014

“No wind, no sound—it was a very calm morning,” writes Hideki Mizuta, a member of our Your Shot community ...

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Picture of people paragliding in front of Mount Fuji, Japan

Air Traffic

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2014

Paragliders stipple the sky above Japan’s Mount Fuji in this picture by Your Shot member Takashi, who writes: “I ...

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Picture of Mount Asgard, Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada

Twin Peaks

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2014

Emerging from behind a snowstorm, morning sunlight strikes the distinctive double peaks of Mount Asgard on Baffin Island in Canada ...

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Picture of palm trees in the mist on Mandalay Beach, Oxnard, California

Misty Mandalay

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2014

“It was freezing cold for southern California,” writes Your Shot member Toshi Miyamoto, who attempted to keep his triplets entertained ...

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Picture of lights and mist seen from Tunnel Overlook, Yosemite Valley, at night

Night Falls

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2014

Though most photographers leave Yosemite National Park’s Tunnel View overlook when the direct light of sunset has disappeared, Your ...

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Picture of rolling hills covered in hoarfrost, Pestera, Romania

Lofty Frosts

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2014

Frost settles over the village of Peştera, Romania, in this picture by Your Shot member Eduard Gutescu.

Gutescu’s picture ...

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Picture of the Ombrone River near Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy

On the Voltino Road

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2014

“The Voltino is a place near Grosseto in Tuscany, Italy,” writes Your Shot member Fulvio Morelli. “The road to get ...

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Picture of Thiksey Monastery, Indus Valley, Ladakh, India

Spiritual Scale

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2014

Thiksey Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery known for its resemblance to Lhasa’s Potala Palace, sits at 11,800 feet ...

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Picture of a snowy landscape at sunrise in Wisconsin

Morning Glory

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2014

“Many photographers prefer to photograph the world as the sun goes down,” writes Your Shot member Todd Klassy. “Me, I ...

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Picture of the Combahee River in South Carolina’s ACE Basin

Wild Wetland

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2014

Water—fresh, brackish, and salt—is the lifeblood of South Carolina’s ACE Basin. Along the Combahee River, wetlands veined ...

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Picture of the Kallur lighthouse in the Faroe Islands

Kallur Lighthouse

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2014

From a northern promontory on the Faroe island of Kalsoy, the Kallur lighthouse boasts a panoramic view of the sea ...

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Picture of a cypress tree hung with Spanish moss in the ACE Basin, South Carolina

River Lady

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2014

South Carolina’s ACE Basin harbors a wealth of wildlife and history. Here, a moss-hung cypress keeps watch over the ...

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Picture of a red house and its reflection on a lake in Sweden

Mirror Image

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2014

On a stretch of road between Söderhamn and Gävle on the Swedish coast, Your Shot member Torsten Muehlbacher noticed this ...

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Picture of Half Dome in Yosemite with wildfires behind

Valley Flames

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2014

Wildfires rage in a valley behind iconic Half Dome in California’s Yosemite National Park. Judge Helbig captured the photo ...

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Picture of a field of baby blue eye flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

The Blue Universe

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2014

About 4.5 million Nemophila menziesii—a California wildflower commonly known as baby blue eyes—carpet the hills at Hitachi ...

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Picture of mist over Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia

Morning Java

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2014

Photographer Achmad Sumawijaya waited three hours to capture this picture of Mount Bromo (in foreground) and Mount Semeru (in background ...

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Picture of the Tottori sand dunes on the coast of Japan

Tottori Sand Dunes

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2014

The Tottori sand dunes—the largest in Japan—rise toward the horizon in the country’s south. The coastal dunes ...

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Picture of the MacKay River, a boreal forest, and a tar mine in Alberta, Canada

Over the River

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2014

A tar mine edges up to a boreal forest and the MacKay River in northern Alberta, Canada. Photographer Garth Lenz ...

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Picture of Mount Shivling in the Indian Himalaya

Stars Over Shivling

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2014

At 21,467 feet, India’s Mount Shivling rises toward a clear night sky. Here in the Garhwal Himalaya lies ...

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Picture of autumn trees on Lake Towada, Aomori, Japan

Autumn in Aomori

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2014

The morning sun kindles a view of fall foliage on Lake Towada in Aomori, Japan. Sitting at the base of ...

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Picture of sunlit storm clouds above a granary in Saskatchewan, Canada

Barn Storm

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2014

Sunlit storm clouds near Saskatchewan, Canada’s Qu’Appelle Valley capped a day of storm chasing for Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a river flowing through the lush Annapurna range in the Himalaya, Nepal

House of Annapurna

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2014

“Taking the less traveled foot trails on Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit can be immensely rewarding,” writes Your Shot member Daniel ...

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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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Aerial picture of lava erupting, Bardarbunga, Holuhraun, Iceland

Inside Out

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2014

“Flying with my father over Bárðarbunga to experience this eruption from inside our Earth was amazing,” writes photographer Ragnheidur Arngrímsdóttir ...

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Aerial picture of a harvested hay field, Poland

Making Hay

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2014

“My camera is always with me when I jump in a cockpit,” writes Your Shot member Andrius Jonusas, who’s ...

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Picture of a tailings pond near the Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada

Dangerous Beauty

Photo of the Day, October 2, 2014

Disguised by the beauty of a reflection, this toxic tailings pond in Alberta, Canada, is a considerable health risk. Such ...

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Aerial picture of sunbathers on a beach in Parnu, Estonia

Summer Pattern

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2014

Sunbathers make a haphazard pattern on the sand at Pärnu, the so-called summer capital of Estonia. Your Shot member Sven ...

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Picture of a flock of geese congregating on Faith Ranch near Modesto, California

On Faith

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2014

In California’s Central Valley, water in wildlife refuges is down by around 30 percent. Here, migratory geese on their ...

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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 an aerial view of Sun City, Arizona

Hazy Arizona

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2014

The American West faces persistent drought, whether or not relief comes this winter. The population of the Phoenix area (Sun ...

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Picture of a piece of ice washed up on Breidamerkursandur beach, Iceland

Frozen

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2014

Hunched like an animal in repose, a large piece of ice catches the light at Breidamerkursandur, a black-sand beach in ...

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Picture of people throwing paper prayers before a horse-racing festival near Maniganggo, Sichuan Province, China

Blowing in the Wind

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2014

Paper prayers flutter on the wind near the village of Maniganggo in China’s Sichuan Province. Your Shot member Marc ...

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Picture of a foggy park in the morning light, Lithuania

Autumn Portrait

Photo of the Day, September 16, 2014

A forested park is suffused with the golden glow of autumn in the northern European country of Lithuania. Bordering the ...

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Picture of people walking on the Westminster Bridge on a foggy morning near the Houses of Parliament, London

Spirits of Westminster

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2014

“I remember that cold, foggy February morning—it was 7 a.m. when I arrived at London's Westminster Bridge ...

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Picture of man working in the salt ponds of Salinas de Maras, Peru

Savoring Chance

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2014

Terraced salt pans dip into the Sacred Valley north of Cusco, Peru. Your Shot member Cedric Favero wanted to give ...

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Picture of an aerial of Caroline Island in the Pacific Ocean

On the Line

Photo of the Day, September 10, 2014

An underwater paradise in the remote Pacific Ocean that includes the sea around the southern Line Islands (Caroline Island is ...

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