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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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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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Picture of a twisted whitebark pine on Mount Hood, Oregon

Stark Beauty

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2014

“It’s only after it has died and shed its needles that the stark beauty and grace of the whitebark ...

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Picture of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2014

Soaptree yuccas soak up morning light in southern New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. President Barack Obama created ...

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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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