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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Picture of a man next to the famous Wanaka tree

The Upshot

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2015

Alexandre Gendron, who submitted this photo, was at Lake Wanaka in New Zealand capturing images of this well-photographed lone tree ...

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Picture of Victoria Falls from the air

Go Over Big

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2015

In this aerial shot, J. Philip Nix manages to capture the staggering expanse of Victoria Falls plummeting from the Zambezi ...

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Picture of a solar eclipse in Spitsbergen, Norway

Night in Day

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2015

Like a giant, celestial version of a child’s night-light, a solar eclipse gleams over the mountains of Spitsbergen, Norway ...

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Picture of Gullfoss, Iceland

Cold Rush

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2015

A light mist rises from Iceland’s Gullfoss (Golden Falls) as it plunges in steps to the canyon below. The ...

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Picture of terraced rice field, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam

Leading Lines

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2015

Bound for home at the end of the working day, Hmong farmers cross a terraced rice field in the Tu ...

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Picture of the colorful canyons of the Tian Shan mountain range in China

Dreamscape

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2015

In the northern slopes of the Tian Shan Mountains in China, a river carves its way through a canyon. The ...

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Picture of Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Florida

Serendipitous Scene

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2015

It seems that Mother Nature was in a collaborative mood, helping Your Shot member Dennis Ramos snap an unusual shot ...

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Picture of a light-filled valley taken from Xianggong Hill, China

High Light

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2015

Early morning sunbeams pierce the clouds over a valley in Yangshuo County, China. Your Shot member Matthew Richardson captured the ...

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Picture of snow-covered Norway spruces in Sweden

March of Pines

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2015

Staggered by snow, Norway spruces bend with the weather in northern Sweden’s Laponia, one of the largest wilderness areas ...

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Picture of patterns on a sidewalk seen from above, Tacoma, Washington

Concrete Abstract

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2015

When Your Shot member Larry Abraham grew bored with the photos he was capturing from a third-floor fire escape in ...

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Picture of Mount Bromo at sunrise

Shadowland

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2015

Sunrise filtering through trees creates long shadows in East Java, Indonesia. Your Shot member Adl Chai captured this view from ...

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Picture of a pier on Venice Beach, California

Not as It A-Piers

Photo of the Day, September 24, 2015

Your Shot community member Stephane Couture wanted to capture a new perspective on a familiar subject: this pier in Venice ...

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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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