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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Picture of Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon Territory, Canada

Seeing Reds

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2014

Tombstone Territorial Park in Canada’s Yukon Territory is photographed using Kodak aerochrome infrared film. Originally intended for aerial photography ...

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Picture of rock fragments on the beach in New Zealand

Te Wahipounamu

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2014

Ice Age remnants of crystalline rock dot the coast north of Haast in southwestern New Zealand. The country’s Te ...

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Picture of men working in the salt plains of the Bolivian Altiplano

Salt of the Earth

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2014

"At 3,650 meters above sea level, in the Bolivian Altiplano, there exists the largest continual salt desert on our ...

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Picture of a frozen lake in Japan

Aomori Moon

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2014

"There was a beautiful morning crescent moon, and the ice was cracking on the frozen lake," says Your Shot contributor ...

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Picture of icy rocks off the Baltic coast of Poland

Northern Exposure

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2014

"Every year I visit Gdansk, Poland, as a part of our family trip," says Kani Polat, a member of our ...

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Picture of the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Top of the World

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2014

Norway's 63,000-mile coastline boasts otherworldly fjords, bays, and islands. Here, the towering peaks of Norway’s Lofoten Islands ...

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Picture of the town of Sunndalsora, Norway

Northern Lights

Photo of the Day, January 27, 2014

Night view of Sunndalsøra, Norway, a town surrounded by spectacular mountains

"I love seeing the pulse of life cozily tucked ...

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Picture of Azure Lake in Canada's Yukon

Backcountry Blue

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2014

Canada's Yukon backcountry hides sublime surprises, such as Azure Lake in the rugged Ogilvie Mountains. Glacial meltwater laden with ...

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Picture of petroglyphs in Colorado

Petroglyphs by Night

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2014

"Imagine if we could speak to the earliest Americans," writes Your Shot contributor Joseph Thomas, who submitted this picture to ...

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Picture of a stormy landscape

Charges Ahead

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2014

"I cannot describe the eerie feeling I had when I walked in on this scene," writes Julie Fletcher of this ...

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Picture of Old Faithful taken with a camera obscura

Obscuring Old Faithful

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2014

Using the ground beneath his feet as a canvas, photographer Abelardo Morell inspires fresh appreciation for America's national parks ...

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Picture of a rock formation in Spain

Pink Sunset

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Long-exposure of a rock formation in Bardenas Reales ...

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Picture of white cliffs on Iturup island, Russia

The White Cliffs of Iturup

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2013

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White rocks have stretched for miles alongside the ...

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Picture of burnt trees at sunset in Yellowstone National Park

Burnt Trees, Yellowstone

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2013

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At sunset, peaceful burnt woods just surround you ...

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Picture of a frost-covered tamarack swamp in Wisconsin

Frosted Tamarack Swamp

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2013

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I had scouted out a few places for ...

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Picture of an aerial view of the Namib Desert

Above the Namib Desert

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2013

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Aerial view of the Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa ...

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Picture of Skogafoss, a waterfall in Iceland

Skógafoss, Iceland

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2013

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Skógafoss, one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland ...

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Picture of trees in a snow-covered field in Latvia

Landscape, Latvia

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

This image was taken in Lielvārde, Latvia.

(This ...

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Picture of a fog bank moving over the shoreline of Acadia National Park

Fog, Acadia National Park

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2013

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Fog-covered islands during sunrise, seen from the top of Cadillac Mountain ...

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Picture of a fish skeleton washed up on the shore of the St. Lawrence River

Skeleton, St. Lawrence River

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2013

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While walking along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City I ...

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Picture of the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park in Ely, Nevada

Ward Charcoal Ovens, Nevada

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2013

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In operation between 1876 and 1879, Nevada's Ward Charcoal Ovens ...

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Picture of a snowy landscape in Japan

Snowy Landscape, Japan

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2013

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Landscapes become like paintings occasionally. Taken at Lake Ikari, Tochigi Prefecture ...

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Picture of light hitting mountain faces in Chile

Mountains, Chile

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2013

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"We have mountains," my wife said as she shook the bed ...

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Picture of a fjord in western Norway

Fjord, Western Norway

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2013

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Western Norway’s fjords—like Nærøyfjorden, northeast of Bergen ...

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Picture of ice lit by moonlight on a beach in Iceland

Ice Diamond, Iceland

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2013

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Destined to melt, an 800-pound chunk of ice glows ...

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Picture of the rooftop garden at Chicago’s City Hall

City Hall, Chicago

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2013

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A garland of nature crowns Chicago's City Hall ...

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Picture of Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, taken by camera obscura

Ruby Beach, Washington

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2013

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With the ground beneath his feet as a canvas ...

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Picture of a stand of scotch pines on the island of Sula

Scotch Pines, Norway

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2013

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Still water and the setting sun create a painterly ...

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Picture of an iceberg eroding in Greenland

Iceberg, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2013

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Solid turns to liquid as a 15-story iceberg erodes ...

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Picture of two farmers watching a thunderstorm approach in Nebraska

Farmers, Nebraska

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2013

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A thunderstorm halts haying as farmers watch the sky ...

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Picture of the Golden Gate Bridge in California

Golden Gate Bridge, California

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2013

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Morell, recently retired as a professor of photography at ...

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Picture of a toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie, Ohio

Algae Bloom, Ohio

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2013

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Fertilizer runoff causes toxic algal blooms. This one covered ...

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Picture of lightning over the Bay of Bengal

Lightning, Bay of Bengal

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2013

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After an evening rain in Pondicherry, India, lightning ...

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Picture of trees in Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2013

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Trees stand like guardians at the top of ...

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Picture of a train crossing a bridge in Japan

Railway Bridge, Japan

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2013

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On an early summer morning, Teruo Araya captured ...

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Picture of snow blowing over a road in Canada

Winter Drive, Canada

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2013

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Sebastien Lefebvre, a member of our Your Shot ...

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