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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Photo: Vehicles driving over salt flats in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2012

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On the eastern margin of Salar de Uyuni in ...

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Photo: Day dawning over the Western Cwm

Western Cwm, Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, May 15, 2012

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At dawn, a sliver of moon shines above the ...

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Photo: The sun sets over the west shoulder of Everest and Nuptse.

Sunset, Mount Everest

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2012

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The sun sets over the west shoulder of Mount ...

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Photo: Water pouring over the ledge of Godafoss waterfall in Iceland

Godafoss, Iceland

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2012

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A glacial torrent pours over a 40-foot-high ledge at ...

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Photo: Aerial view of the Alatna River

Alatna River Valley, Gates of the Arctic

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2012

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Alatna River Valley, August 19, 2010
"I paddled across ...

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Photo: Mount Moran reflected in the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park

Mount Moran, Grand Teton National Park

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2012

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Mount Moran is reflected in Snake River at Oxbow ...

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Photo: Foliage surrounding the Hraunfossar waterfall in Iceland

Hraunfossar Waterfall, Iceland

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2012

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Hraunfossar waterfall in September looks much as it would ...

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Photo: A boiling lava cauldron in the Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo

Lava Cauldron, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2012

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Exhaling clouds of gas, a cauldron of lava boils ...

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Photo: A landform, known as the Wave, at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Petrified Sand Dunes, Arizona

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2012

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Sinuous lines of color swirl through the Wave, the ...

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Photo: A cracked lake bed in the Mojave Desert

Tecopa, Mojave Desert

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2012

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Tecopa is located a few miles south of Shoshone ...

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Photo: An aerial shot of rivers flowing in Baja California

Desert Rivers, Mexico

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2012

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Rivers forming treelike figures on the desert of Baja ...

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Photo: Wetland in Karkonosze National Park, Poland

Karkonosze National Park, Poland

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2012

Karkonosze, Poland

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)


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Photo: A field along the east coast of Scotland

Field, Scotland

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2012

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Just after sunrise on the east coast of Scotland ...

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Photo: A caravan of camels carrying supplies

Camel Trek, Shaksgam River

Photo of the Day, March 29, 2012

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It took dozens of camels and eight Kyrgyz drivers ...

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Photo: Tannin–stained water on the beach of Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island, Australia

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2012

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Tannin–rich runoff from Fraser's interior stains the ...

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Photo: The north face of K2 in the moonlight

North Face, K2

Photo of the Day, March 22, 2012

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A full moon illuminates the north face of K2 ...

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Photo: Quiver trees in the Namib Desert

Quiver Trees, Namibia

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2012

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Quiver trees stand like eerie sentinels under the stars ...

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Photo: Patterned peatland on Fraser Island

Peatland, Australia

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2012

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Ridges of peat and pools of dark, acidic water ...

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Photo: A rhinoceros on a hillside in South Africa

Rhinoceros, South Africa

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2012

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A rhinoceros stands on a hillside in KwaZulu­-Natal ...

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Photo: An aerial view of the Snake River headwaters in Wyoming

Snake River, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2012

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Snake River Headwaters
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming
387.5 ...

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Photo: A vividly colored hot spring in Africa’s Afar Depression

Hot Springs, East Africa

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2012

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Sulfur and algae turn hot springs into pools of ...

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Picture of horses grazing on the steppe of Mongolia

Horses, Mongolian Steppe

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2012

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An ocean of green, Mongolia is the most sparsely ...

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Photo: White Pocket, a geological formation in Arizona

White Pocket, Arizona

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2012

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Miniature lakes reflect the sky in White Pocket, one ...

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Photo: A mountain town in Italy enshrouded in fog

Asiago Plateau, Italy

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2012

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The small town where I live (Asiago plateau, Italy) is shrouded ...

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Photo: Caravans arriving at Lake Asele

Caravans, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2012

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Evoking a scene from biblical times, caravans arrive at the salt ...

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 Photo: The Navajo Bridge crossing the Colorado River in Arizona

Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2012

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Against the soaring backdrop of Arizona's Vermilion Cliffs, the 1929 ...

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Photo: An aerial of Lake Assal in Djibouti

Lake Assal, Djibouti

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2012

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Djibouti's Lake Assal is one of the world's saltiest ...

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Picture of Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

Photo of the Day, January 17, 2012

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Aerial view of Iguazu Falls, Brazil-Argentina border

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Photo: A farmer walking along rice terraces in China

Rice Terraces, China

Photo of the Day, January 14, 2012

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A farmer is beginning his day, walking along the rice terraces ...

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Photo: Rice paddies in Bangladesh

Bandarban, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2012

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Golden fields in Bandarban, one of the hill districts in southeastern ...

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Picture of the church of Rodel in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Church of Rodel, Outer Hebrides

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2012

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The 15th-century church of Rodel on the Isle of Lewis, built ...

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Photo: A woman resting on a section of the Great Wall in China

Great Wall, China

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2012

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A woman rests on Jiankou Great Wall, a section of the ...

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Photo: A hot spring in Iceland

Silica Pond, Iceland

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2012

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One of the highlights of the interior of Iceland: a hot-water ...

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Photo: A landscape in Tuscany

Tuscany, Italy

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2012

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When I was driving last year through Tuscany, Italy, I suddenly ...

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Photo: A complex of apartment buildings

Apartment Buildings, Singapore

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2011

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HDB flats. The name—uninspired, uninviting. Behind ...

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Photo: A nighttime exposure of Upper Yosemite Falls

Upper Yosemite Falls, California

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

This 30-second exposure revealed a moonbow hidden ...

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