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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Picture of the beach in Big Sur, California

Wild Beauty in Big Sur

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2016

The exoticism of Big Sur, California, is on vivid display in this colorful photo submitted by Your Shot member Israel ...

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Picture of people on a snowy beach in the Lofoten Islands

Arctic Surf

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2016

Surfers wait for the perfect icy swell at this seemingly unlikely surfing spot: Unstad Beach in Norway’s Lofoten Islands ...

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Picture of trees in a forest in Finland

Sylvan Serenity

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2016

A light, milky mist and a wall of rigid trees prevent too deep a look into this forest in Länsi-Aure ...

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Picture of a watershed from above in Iceland

A Watershed Moment

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2016

Water in Iceland's Ölfusá River flows around sandbars toward the Atlantic Ocean. The Ölfusá is Iceland's largest river ...

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Picture of a hiker in the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam

A Jungle Down There

Photo of the Day, April 21, 2016

A hiker is dwarfed by the massive proportions of Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, located in ...

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Picture of a person on a beach in Lofoten Islands, Norway

Waiting for What's Next

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2016

Looking like a world unto itself, this moonlit landscape of snow-covered peaks looming over a village in the Lofoten Islands ...

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Picture of a plane flying over the Iceland landscape

Rugged Beauty

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2016

A small plane sweeps over Iceland in this photo submitted by Your Shot member Aya Okawa. The aerial shot offers ...

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Picture of a sailboat in front of a blood moon

Sailor's Delight

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2016

Your Shot member Michael Hannig submitted this shot of what he calls a “journey to the moon.” A blood moon ...

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Picture of a waterfall in Mauritius

A Natural Rush

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2016

Your Shot member Victoria Komarevych shared this photo of Chamarel Falls as it cascades more than 300 feet into a ...

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Picture of a man standing in a lake in India

Sunrise Ritual

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2016

A man balances on a stone protruding from Kolavai Lake in India’s Tamil Nadu state, an area known for ...

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Picture of a snowy landscape at night in Lapland, Finland

"A Magical Night"

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2016

In Finland, a scattering of trees draped in heavy snow crosses the landscape, and the northern lights toss ribbons of ...

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Picture of a volcanic green lake in Lanzarote, Spain

Curious Colors

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2016

Your Shot member Melissa Leak submitted this photo of Lanzarote’s Green Lagoon, which sports a unique, acidic color due ...

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Picture of the Milky Way and light trails on a Colorado road

Light the Way

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2016

The Milky Way glitters over a Colorado highway in this long-exposure photo submitted by Your Shot member Stephen Scarlett. “As ...

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Picture of elephants at sunrise in Surin, Thailand

Shake the Dust Off

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2016

Dust stirred by heavy elephant footsteps is shot through with light as the sun rises over Surin, Thailand. Communities in ...

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Picture of a tree at night in Italy

Night Watch

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2016

On a clear night, a lone tree stands like a sentry over a small hill in Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy ...

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Picture of a man fishing in a clear river in India

In the Clear

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2016

From his vantage point, Mohnish Bisht was able to capture the stunning clarity of the Umngot River in Meghalaya, a ...

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Picture of a swan on a bay in Montenegro

Float On

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2016

While standing on the shore in Orahovac, Montenegro, this sunrise scene appeared before photographer and Your Shot member Aleksandra Bošković ...

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Picture of a moss-covered lava field in Iceland

A Mossy Eruption 

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2016

An Iceland road trip afforded Your Shot member Dylan Shaw an opportunity to photograph one of the country’s geological ...

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Picture of cacti in Arizona

A Brilliant Blush

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2016

Your Shot member Darcy Ingram made this photo of saguaro cacti in Arizona bathed in the fiery light of a ...

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Picture of icicles and the mountain Kirkjufell in Iceland

An Icy Peek

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2016

Your Shot member Fran Llano sought a new way to capture Kirkjufell, Iceland’s well-known stand-alone peak. “I’ve used ...

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Picture of a man and camel wading in the Yamuna River in India

Morning's Golden Glow

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2016

Two visitors wade in the Yamuna River in Agra, India. The city of Agra is best known as the location ...

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Picture of pastel-colored buildings in a frosty landscape in Vӧlkermarkt, Austria

Winter Pastels

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2016

A “casual stroll on the farm” afforded Your Shot member Sonia Sokhi the opportunity to make this photo of a ...

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Picture of a woman running through the Sahara desert in Morocco

Free to Fly

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2016

When photographer and Your Shot member Logan Swayze and his wife spent two days in the Sahara in Morocco, they ...

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Picture of a stone path along lake Morskie Oko in Poland

A Wonderland Walkway

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2016

Your Shot member Sara Delić submitted this image of “heaven on Earth,” a view of the serene Morskie Oko, taken ...

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Aerial picture of salt ponds in the San Francisco Bay Area, California

Salt of the Earth

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2016

Salt evaporation ponds get their chromatic appearance from the microorganisms that flourish in them as the water salinity increases. Your ...

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Picture of star trails in Karnataka, India

Celestial Spin

Photo of the Day, February 29, 2016

Your Shot community member Alexander Grabchilev submitted this image of star trails over Karnataka, India. He made this photo while ...

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Picture of people camping in the Philippines

Cloud Camp

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2016

While awaiting sunrise atop Osmena Peak in Cebu, an island province in the Philippines, Your Shot member Mc Daniels Cirunay ...

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Picture of icebergs in Iceland

Early to Rise

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2016

“The place has its unique appeal,” Your Shot member Hardik Desai writes of Iceland’s Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. “Dawn happens ...

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Picture of Monument Valley in snow

Valley Dusting

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2016

At the end of a four-week road trip, Your Shot member Tyler Lekki ran into some bad luck: a flat ...

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Picture of a white tern flying near a beach in the Seychelles

Taking Flight

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2016

A white tern flits through regenerating native forest on Cousine, a private island off the coast of Praslin and one ...

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Picture of the sunset in Oia, Greece

Painted Sky

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2016

While visiting Oia, on the Greek island of Santorini, Your Shot member Soroush Etemad was “mesmerized by [the] captivating beauty ...

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Picture of Bryce Canyon in Utah covered in snow

First Snow, First Light

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2016

Your Shot member Nick Ocean caught the first snow of the season in Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park in ...

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Picture of a rainbow over Minori, Italy

Double Down

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2016

This image from Ravello, Italy, on the country’s Amalfi Coast, is yet another piece of evidence supporting the area ...

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Picture of a Kazakh herder in Mongolia riding a horse with an eagle

Eagle Hunter

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2016

While in western Mongolia in the summer of 2014, Your Shot member Steve Morrison captured this photo of a nomadic ...

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Picture of a meteor shooting across the sky over Second Beach in Washington State

From Above

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2016

"After three days and 20 miles of hiking the beaches of Olympic National Park, I ended up on Second Beach ...

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Picture of a person skiing by a glacial pool in Alaska

A Tranquil Trek

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2016

Gliding toward one of the hundreds of untouched mountainsides in the high backcountry of Denali National Park in Alaska, a ...

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