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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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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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Picture of Yangshuo, China, at night

Urban Formations

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2014

Yangshuo, China, was a sleepy village two decades ago, when foreign climbers and cavers began frequenting nearby formations. Today domestic ...

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Picture of a llama in Bolivia

Beribboned in Bolivia

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2014

"At 14,000 feet in icy winds this llama was completely at home," writes Esther Buttery, who submitted this photo ...

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Picture of a landscape mural at a Tibetan Buddhist college in Sichuan Province, Ganzi, China

Western Wall

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2014

A mural decorates a wall near a Tibetan Buddhist college in China's Sichuan Province.

This photo and caption were ...

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Picture of waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Falling Water

Photo of the Day, June 17, 2014

"The shafts of light in [this] canyon [were] one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen," says Peter ...

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Picture of a group of colorfully dressed people conversing by a car in the Zanskar region of India

Curious Ones

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2014

"Zanskar is one of the most beautiful and remote regions of Ladakh in India," writes Rajiv Kumar, a member of ...

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Picture of fireflies in the Sele Valley in southern Italy

Night Lights

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2014

"I've always been fascinated by the magic of fireflies in the Sele Valley of southern Italy, where I live ...

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Picture of skiers on a run in the Bugaboos, B.C., Canada

Powder Lines

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2014

Heli-skiers make fresh tracks on a powder run in the Bugaboos in British Columbia, Canada. The mountain range, part of ...

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Picture of the village of St. Magdalena, Italy

Light in the Afternoon

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2014

"The town of St. Magdalena, Italy, sits at the base of the Dolomite mountain range, with an amazingly beautiful view ...

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Picture of a bird’s-eye view of Dubai at sunrise

Dubai Sunrise

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2014

"This photo was taken on a flight to Egypt, when we were flying over the city of Dubai," says Kevin ...

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Picture of the sunset over mountaintops in Xingping, China

Sunset at Xingping

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2014

The sun sets over the mountaintops in Xingping, China, in this photo by Your Shot member James Bian.

"Guilin and ...

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Picture of the Yuchae Festival in Busan, South Korea

Riverside Blooms

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2014

"The Nakdong Riverside Yuchae Festival in Busan, South Korea, is an annual event that I'd never been to before ...

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Picture of wild horses near Mount John Laurie, Alberta, Canada

Wild Horses

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2014

Wild horses graze under the watch of Mount John Laurie in Alberta, Canada. The peak is also known as Mount ...

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Picture of children playing cricket along the English Channel

Playing Through

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2014

"Warm inland. Cold at sea. So fog rolls in," writes Your Shot member Cedric Delves, who captured this image in ...

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Picture of a sunrise from inside Cathedral Cove, New Zealand

Cathedral Cove

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2014

Sunrise lights up Cathedral Cove, an iconic spot near Hahei, New Zealand. The natural tunnel is part of the Te ...

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Picture of two umbrellas and green grass from above

Aerial Geometry

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2014

Paused for a moment in the rain, two pedestrians create a striking scene captured from above. This picture was taken ...

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Picture of a misty riverside village in China

Water Town

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2014

Fog rises from the water on an early morning in China. The country has many "water towns" such as this ...

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Picture of fishermen casting nets in Vietnam

Fishermen's Song

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2014

Nguyễn Dinh Thanh, a member of our Your Shot community, took this photo in Hue, Vietnam.

"Located in the middle ...

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Picture of Mt. Fuji reflected in Lake Kawaguchi, Japan

Mount Fuji by Moonlight

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2014

Mount Fuji is reflected in the still water of Lake Kawaguchi in this National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest submission by ...

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Picture of a lightning storm in West Java, Indonesia

Beach Lightning

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2014

"I’m very passionate about landscape photography," says Your Shot member Rudi Gunawan. "For me, nature always reflects the power ...

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Picture of an aerial view of a mountainous village in Wadi Doan, Yemen

Sunrise at Wadi Doan

Photo of the Day, May 10, 2014

"With my police escort I had arrived at my lodgings at dusk, perched on the edge of a massive escarpment ...

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Picture of cherry blossoms with Mount Fuji in the distance, Japan

Fuji Blossoms

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2014

"I live on the north side of Fuji, and spring comes earlier on the south side, so I traveled to ...

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Picture of the Yuangyang rice terraces in Yunnan Province, China

Fields of Old

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2014

"This land symbolizes the rhythm of the people, as it was formed through generations of farmers shaping it with irrigation ...

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Picture of Wulan Butong Grassland, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

Wulan Butong Grassland

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2014

"This place seems like an ancient battlefield in the morning," says Van Hanwood of this picture taken in Wulan Butong ...

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Picture of coastal cliffs in Svalbard, Norway

Cliffs of Svalbard

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2014

"The high cliffs of Svalbard drop steeply into the sea," says Stuart Chape, who submitted this picture from Norway's ...

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Picture of an island in the middle of Tumuch Lake, British Columbia

Island in the Sky

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2014

"There is an ethereal, otherworldly feeling to this photograph, as this little island in the middle of Tumuch Lake in ...

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Picture of the Wave landform at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Rock of Ages

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2014

After a heavy thunderstorm, a small pond grants a mirror reflection of a hiker at the Wave, the most famous ...

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Picture of Kanchenjunga in the Himalaya

Skyfall

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2014

"I always like to travel in the Himalaya," says Your Shot contributor Jayanta Roy. "This photo is a previsualization; I ...

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Picture of a landscape in the Carpathian Mountains

Over the Misty Mountains

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2014

"This photo was taken in the Carpathian Mountains near Kolochava village in Ukraine's Zakarpatska region," writes Your Shot member ...

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Picture of Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska

Glacial Place

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2014

"Mountaineering and ice climbing are among my greatest thrills—they give me the feeling of working with nature to push ...

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Picture of Laguna Colorada in Bolivia

Laguna Colorada

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2014

"I was traveling in South America last year, and one of the last places I visited was Uyuni in Bolivia ...

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Picture of the Pont d’Alexandre III in Paris

A Walk About Paris

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2014

While preparing for a tough business week in Paris, IT professional Oliver Kremer decided to take a walk through the ...

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