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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Picture of light streaming through trees in the Netherlands

Cold Light of Day

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2016

After a cold night, morning sunlight shoots through the mist, inspiring Your Shot member Andrew George to capture the moment ...

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Picture of a sea lion in a mossy forest in New Zealand

A Mossy Bed

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2016

Endangered New Zealand sea lions are often found in the rata forests of their home nation’s Auckland Islands. Thanks ...

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Picture of aurora borealis in Iceland at night

Dancing on Ice

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2016

Seeking out the aurora borealis can lead to some sleepless nights, as Your Shot member Gheorghe Popa can attest. Popa ...

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Picture of a valley in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Wind Down

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2016

Your Shot member Vic Buhay went on a photo road trip with a colleague through Utah and Arizona. At their ...

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Aerial picture of an evaporation pond in Utah

The Blues

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2016

Your Shot community member Jassen Todorov flew his plane through turbulent air to get this shot of an evaporation pond ...

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Picture of people walking on a boardwalk across a lake in Croatia

Above the Boardwalk

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2016

People stroll on a wooden walkway through Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Your Shot member Robert Klaric writes that ...

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Picture of a winding road in Morocco

Cutting Corners

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2016

Your Shot member Andreas Brokalakis was lucky enough to take in this view of the “road of a thousand kasbahs ...

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Picture of the top of Niagara Falls

Feel the Rush

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2016

Eastlyn Bright Tolle, a National Geographic Your Shot member, submitted this image of Niagara Falls. From her vantage point, “right ...

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Picture of dead trees in Namibia

“Island of Silence and Heat”

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2016

Your Shot member Carsten Krüger submitted this otherworldly photo of Namibia’s Dead Vlei: withered trees anchored in a white-clay ...

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Picture of birds and sea lions swimming on the Tasmanian coastline

A Monolithic Gathering

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2016

Your Shot member Andy Chisholm was taking a break from a rigorous surfing session when he captured from the flybridge ...

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Picture of storm clouds and a village in Iceland

A Guiding Light

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2015

Your Shot member Adrian Theze made this photograph at Staðastaður on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland. “I awoke to … perfect ...

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Picture of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park

Brilliance in Black and White

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2015

While on her honeymoon, Your Shot community member and photographer Ani Gypps captured this image of the Grand Prismatic Spring ...

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Picture of tourists gazing at the Grand Canyon in Arizona

A Day on the South Rim

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2015

Visitors take in the spectacular expanse of the Grand Canyon. In order to make this image, photographer Stephen Wilkes was ...

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Picture of a tree in Lake Wanaka in New Zealand

Stand in Your Own Light

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2015

In May 2015, Your Shot member Yusri Salleh took his “first photo adventure,” a ten-day trip to New Zealand, where ...

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Picture of a large stone house in Portugal

Stone-Cold Remarkable

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2015

While on a trip to Portugal, Your Shot member Daria Chuvaeva “heard from a local barman [about] an unusual stone ...

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Picture of umbrellas illuminated in a bamboo forest

Enlightened

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2015

Photographing autumn foliage in Kyoto, Japan, Your Shot community member Aurora Simionescu came upon these illuminated paper umbrellas in a ...

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Picture of a dry riverbed

Dry Run

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2015

“While flying in a small plane near the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona,” writes Your Shot member Aya Okawa ...

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Picture of men herding sheep on dusty road in Turkey

Flock of Dust

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2015

A group of herders tend to their flock of sheep on the dusty roads near Nemrut Mountain in Turkey. “I ...

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Picture of an iceberg near Greenland

Bridge Over Icy Water

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2015

A small Zodiac touring boat provides scale for this iceberg off the coast of Greenland. “[The boat] gives you an ...

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Picture of a man standing on rocks in Iceland

Sun Streaks

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2015

When Your Shot member Haukur Snorrason hiked into Iceland’s Gljúfrabúi Canyon, he was hoping to see the setting sun ...

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Picture of trees and flowers on Socotra Island in Yemen

Strange Roots

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2015

Socotra Island, located off the southeast coast of Yemen, is known for its lush biodiversity—and strange plant life. Dracaena ...

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Picture of wind turbines in Greece at sunset

Windblown Sunset

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2015

The sun sets over the Panachaiko mountain range, located near Patras, Greece, and its wind turbines in this image captured ...

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Picture of people paddleboarding in Slovenia

Silhouettes at Sea

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2015

[This] photo was taken alongside our Slovenian coast in early September,” writes Your Shot member Davorin Volavsek. “The sight of ...

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Picture of a lightning storm over Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Striking View

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2015

Lightning strikes beyond the rim of Arizona’s Horseshoe Canyon in this picture submitted by J. Cho. “It’s just ...

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Picture of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, from the top of the bridge

Golden Gate Crossings

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2015

For this new look at a San Francisco standard, Ross Barringer had to go high—very high. "I was very ...

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Picture of person walking on Eureka sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, California

Death Valley Dunes

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2015

The Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park offer an eerie soundtrack to visitors who decide to make their way ...

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Picture of the sunset above the bay in Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil

Coastal Setting

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2015

The setting sun sinks behind the low mountains framing Vila Velha, a coastal city in the Brazilian state of Espírito ...

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Picture of a man diving into a geothermal pool in Iceland

A Geothermal Swim

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2015

“My Swedish friend and I decided (pretty easily) that a dive into a ... geothermally heated pool sounded abundantly more pleasant ...

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Picture of an autumn tree seen from above in Wales

All Fall Down

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2015

“Autumnal flying at its best,” writes Your Shot member Steve Brockett, who photographed this golf course in Wales from a ...

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Picture of icebergs in Iceland

Quiet Reflection

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2015

Your Shot community member Freia Lily submitted this photo of an iceberg reflected in the “still waters of Jökulsárlón ...

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Picture of smoke coming from a wildfire in Yosemite

Go Up and Flame

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2015

From a meadow in California’s Yosemite National Park, Your Shot community member Khanh Le snapped this photo of the ...

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Picture of southern Iceland from the air

Here Today

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2015

Photographing from a Cessna, Stas Bartnikas captures a seasonal view of southern Iceland. Bartnikas explains that as glaciers melt in ...

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Picture of icy landscape in Norway

Blue-Sky Night

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2015

This photo of Lyngen, Norway’s icy landscape was submitted by Isabelle Bacher. The dark Norwegian winter gives these ominous ...

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Picture of Manneporte rock formation, Etretat, France

'Picturesque and Curious'

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2015

Out for an anniversary stroll with his girlfriend, Louis Schneider had to step "a bit over the edge" to capture ...

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Picture of salt flats from the air

Water Colors

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2015

Seeing familiar landscapes from above lends uncommon and often arresting new views. “The colors, shapes, and patterns in the Great ...

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Picture of trees at the bottom of a sand dune

Shifting Light

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2015

Your Shot member Hamed Tabein made an early morning trek to the desert, just east of Esfahan in Iran, to ...

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