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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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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.

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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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Picture of pigeons flying around Jal Mahal, India

Jal Mahal, India

Photo of the Day, September 12, 2013

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At Jal Mahal in Jaipur, India, a flock ...

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Picture of a tree against a starry sky in Patagonia

Night Sky, Patagonia

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2013

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I hiked several hours through the night in Patagonia to find ...

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Picture of waves crashing on a beach in Iceland

Waves, Iceland

Photo of the Day, June 12, 2013

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This is a one-second exposure of the trails left by a ...

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Picture of Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, California

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2013

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The Bixby Bridge has been an icon on the Big Sur ...

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Picture of clouds over Sands Beach, New Jersey

Beach, New Jersey

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2013

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Similar clouds were visible the evening prior, so ...

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Picture of Mount Errigal, the tallest peak in County Donegal, Ireland

Mount Errigal, Ireland

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2013

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While en route to another photo assignment I ...

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Picture of a sunset in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Sunset, South Africa

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2013

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In the southern summer of 2012, I spent ...

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Picture of the Northern Lights over Godafoss in Iceland

Waterfall, Iceland

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2013

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This is an image I have had on my ...

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Picture of a farmhouse in the snow

Farmhouse, Delaware

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2013

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Painter Andrew Wyeth kept a secret studio a few ...

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Picture of the beach at Cape Blossom on Wrangel Island

Cape Blossom, Russia

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2013

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A barrier beach of marine rubble stretches toward desolate ...

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Picture of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2013

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Mesa Arch in Utah's Canyonlands National Park is ...

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Picture of a rural scene in the Great Smoky Mountains

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2013

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This was taken in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains ...

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Picture of sunrise over Yellow Mounds in Badlands National Park

Sunrise, Badlands National Park

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2013

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Sunrise near Yellow Mounds, Badlands National Park

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 Picture of the Temple of Aphrodite at Kykuit Gardens

Kykuit Gardens, New York

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2013

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The gardens of Kykuit, at the Rockefeller estate in ...

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Picture of the Milky Way above Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

Milky Way, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

This was taken on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin ...

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