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Picture of Vermillion Lakes outside of Banff, Canada

Vermilion Lakes Sunrise

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2015

A dense fog was covering Vermilion Lakes, just outside of Banff, Canada, when Your Shot member Vitali Hantsevich arrived at ...

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Picture of a tree in the Namib desert

A Slight Trick of the Eye

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2015

“Truly, nature is the best painter,” says Stas Bartnikas, a Your Shot community member. Bartnikas had flown over the Namib ...

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Picture of beachgoers from above in Montauk, Long Island

Montauk Moment

Photo of the Day, September 16, 2015

Long interested in aerial photography, Your Shot member Clayton Harper used a small-scale unmanned aerial craft to capture this vantage ...

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Picture of an autumn storm sweeping across the Rapa Valley, Laponia, Sweden

Storming the Mountain

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2015

An autumn storm sweeps dramatically into the Rapa Valley in Sweden’s vast Laponia region, spotlighting Mount Nammatj. Like much ...

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An aerial picture of a colorful playground in Singapore

Playscape

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2015

A playground in Singapore’s Tembusu Park is pictured from above. Photographer Stefen Chow worked with an aerial photography company ...

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Picture of an aerial view of an Icelandic landscape

Abstract Aerial

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2015

For Your Shot member Stas Bartnikas, aerial photography is a passion, a fortunate hobby for someone who travels up to ...

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Picture of waterfalls at Kirkjufell, Iceland

Peeking Kirkjufell

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2015

Located on the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland, Kirkjufell, which means “church mountain,” is said to be ...

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Picture of the Rattray Head lighthouse, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Painted Pink

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2015

Sunset surrounds the late 19th-century Rattray Head lighthouse in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Your Shot member Grant Glendinning captured the dusk’s ...

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Picture of willow trees in Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Rising Up

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2015

The famed water-bound willows of Glenorchy, New Zealand, rise from Lake Wakatipu on the country’s South Island. Your Shot ...

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Picture of sunrise in the town of Zermatt, Switzerland

Matterhorn in the Morning

Photo of the Day, August 17, 2015

While spending the winter holidays with family in Zermatt, Switzerland, Your Shot member Andrey Omelyanchuk found that most of the ...

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Picture of sand dunes in the Dubai desert as seen from a hot-air balloon

Sand Waves

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2015

“As we floated over the Dubai desert in a hot-air balloon at sunrise, I was captivated by the plays of ...

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Picture of sand dunes and camelthorn trees in Deadvlei, Namibia

A Night at Deadvlei

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2015

“The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadvlei,” writes Beth McCarley, who was photographing in Namibia ...

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Picture of a camel caravan at sunset

Arabian Light

Photo of the Day, August 3, 2015

In the United Arab Emirates, Your Shot member Rogel Tura captured this iconic silhouette while traveling in the desert at ...

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Picture of a herd of elephants walking with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background

Elephants on Parade

Photo of the Day, July 31, 2015

In the first morning light, female elephants and their young cross the plains of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park to ...

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Picture of a man skiing in the Austrian Alps

Passing By

Photo of the Day, July 30, 2015

Passionate ski mountaineer and Your Shot member Peter Svoboda loves minimalist compositions in his winter-themed mountain photography. Svoboda saw this ...

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Picture of rice terraces in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam

Painting With Land

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2015

Terraced rice fields are seen from above in Lao Cai Province in northern Vietnam. Rice is one of the country ...

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Picture of a man standing in the ocean with bioluminescent phytoplankton surrounding him

Bioluminous Larak

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2015

While walking along the shore of Larak, Iran—an island in the Persian Gulf—Your Shot member Pooyan Shadpoor came ...

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Picture of Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring and visitors path from above

Over Yellowstone

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2015

The day Your Shot member Eric Smith first walked the path around Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic Spring, he ...

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Picture of a dead tree overlooking Crater Lake with the Milky Way above, Oregon

The Show at Crater Lake

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2015

Specializing for the past four years in what he calls astrophotographic landscapes, Your Shot member Keith Marsh has captured the ...

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Picture of the Yaqing Temple, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China

River of Ten Thousand Souls

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2015

Dwellings housing Tibetan Buddhist nuns flank Yaqing Temple in China’s Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Your Shot member Thierry Bornier ...

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Picture of lightning and a rainbow during a storm in Iowa

Warring Weather

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2015

While trying to provide storm coverage for local affiliates, Iowa storm chaser Paul Brooks followed a cell from Albia to ...

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Picture of a man surfing down the barrel of a wave

Perfect Ride

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2015

Your Shot member Massimo Rumi spent a month photographing on Sydney, Australia’s Bondi, Tamarama, and Bronte beaches, “where some ...

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Picture of a car seeking shade, White Sands, New Mexico

White Hot

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2015

“On a sun-bleached afternoon cresting 100ºF at White Sands National Monument [in New Mexico], I was making my way to ...

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Picture of Vestrahorn, Iceland, at sunset

Planet Iceland

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2015

“This [was] taken at the volcanic beach at Stokksnes in southeastern Iceland in February 2015,” writes photographer Sophie Carr. “I ...

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Aerial picture of land meeting sea near Dubai

Between Land and Sea

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2015

Though Dubai is known for its grandiose cityscapes, it also has a vast and awe-inspiring natural beauty, writes Abrar Mohsin ...

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Picture of a man sitting on the edge of the Diving Board overlooking Yosemite National Park

The Best Seat in Yosemite

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2015

Under a blanket of stars, a man takes in the landscape of Yosemite National Park from the edge of the ...

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Picture of a field of poppies in front of Mount Tsukuba, Japan

Peak of Dawn

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2015

Shirley poppies bloom in a field near Japan’s Mount Tsukuba, here silhouetted against an early morning sky. The mountain ...

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Picture of a lone tree on a pillar of rock, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

Tree Top

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2015

A lone tree grows on a pillar of quartz and sandstone in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. There are ...

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Picture of Emerald Lake and Michael Peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yoho National Park

A Peek at Yoho

Photo of the Day, June 23, 2015

Once a whistle-stop on a wilderness railroad, Canada’s Yoho National Park is now a hot spot of science and ...

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Picture of Lake O’Hara in the Canadian Rockies

Bowl of Mountains

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2015

Lake O’Hara nestles in the Canadian Rockies at more than 6,600 feet “like an emerald in a bowl ...

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Picture of rolling green fields in southern Moravia, Czech Republic

Lines of Moravia

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2015

Undulating fields tell an agricultural tale in Moravia, a region in the Czech Republic that’s known for its folk ...

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Picture of a sunlit rock formation in the Galapagos Islands

Islands in the Sea

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2015

Sunlight paints a rock formation in the Galápagos Islands. Cruise passenger Mary E. Mackey was relaxing on deck after a ...

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Picture of an ice crack on a frozen lake in Russia.

Cracking the Surface

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2015

“Ice on Lake Baikal is a very interesting phenomenon,” writes Your Shot member Alexey Trofimov. “Ice ridges, cracks, tears, hugging ...

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Picture of a camping tent near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park at night

Dome Light

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2015

“As technology shrinks the world around us, it becomes more and more difficult to find ourselves truly lost in the ...

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Picture of a frozen spring pushing up through the ice in Nebraska

Spring Powered

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2015

A powerful spring pushes up through the ice of a Platte River backwater in Nebraska. Photographer Mike Forsberg’s project ...

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Picture of Godafoss, a waterfall in Iceland

Waterfall of the Gods

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2015

“Although the days are short in Iceland in February, the sun remains low on the horizon while it’s up ...

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