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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Photo: A complex of apartment buildings

Apartment Buildings, Singapore

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2011

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

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

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

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Photo: A lightning bolt in Saskatchewan, Canada

Storm Chasing, Saskatchewan

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2011

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Storm chasing outside Pense, Saskatchewan, earlier this summer. There ...

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Photo: A riverbed in Iceland

Riverbed, Iceland

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2011

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A riverbed in Iceland, with a four-by-four on the ...

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Photo: A misty morning landscape

Morning Landscape, Lithuania

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2011

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

Taken not far from home

(This photo and caption ...

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Photo: A view of the Salmon River in Idaho

Salmon River, Idaho

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2011

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Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Salmon-Challis National Forest ...

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Photo: An aerial view of rows of tulips

Tulip Farm, Tasmania

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2011

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Aerial view from a helicopter of the tulip field ...

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Photo: A frozen pond in Japan

Blue Pond, Hokkaido

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2011

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The “blue pond” of the famous tourist resort in ...

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Photo: Aerial of buffalo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

African Buffalo, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2011

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African buffalo create tracks in the salty mud at ...

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Photo: The moon setting near Donohue Pass, California

Moonset, California

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2011

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A setting moon makes a fitting backdrop for a ...

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Photo: Aerial view of the Owyhee River, Idaho

Owyhee River, Idaho

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2011

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Owyhee River, Owyhee River Wilderness, Idaho
120 miles protected ...

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Photo: A windblown winter landscape at Summit Lake, California

Summit Lake, California

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2011

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High winds and gathering clouds signal the approach of ...

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Photo: Merced River

Merced River, Yosemite

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2011

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Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California
114.5 miles ...

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Photo: Sun setting behind sand dunes

Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2011

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The sun sets on northwest Alaska’s ...

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Photo: River and mountains

Teklanika River, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2011

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Teklanika River snakes through the raw wilds ...

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Photo: Clouds cover a volcano

Iliamna Volcano, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2011

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Clouds scrape by the snow-covered Iliamna Volcano ...

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Photo: Stratus clouds over Inglefield Bay

Stratus Clouds, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Eight hundred miles south of the North ...

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Photo: Walrus skull in a field of wildflowers

Walrus Skull, Bristol Bay

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2011

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A walrus skull sits alone in a ...

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Photo: Hot air balloons flying over rock formations

Hot Air Balloons, Cappadocia

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

The success of a photograph ...

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Photo: A tree reflected in a Nove Mlyny, Czech Republic, reservoir

Nove Mlyny, Czech Republic

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

When shooting landscapes, good light ...

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Photo: An autumn vista

Autumn Landscape, Adirondacks

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Sunlight dapples the shoulders of Algonquin and Wright, two ...

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Photo: A Tuareg walking across a desert

Tuareg, Algeria

Photo of the Day, August 22, 2011

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Evening winds stir the robes of a Tuareg striding ...

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Photo: A mountain valley enshrouded in fog

Morning Fog, Adirondacks

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2011

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Morning fog shrouds the surface of Bear Pond and ...

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Photo: Ruins of an ancient village emerge from a lake

Ancient Ruins, Portugal

Photo of the Day, August 9, 2011

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The ruins of an ancient village submerged by the ...

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Photo: A rocky landscape in Peneda-Gerês National Park

Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal

Photo of the Day, August 7, 2011

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A blend of wilderness and civilization, Portugal's Peneda-Ger ...

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Photo: Desert dunes

Namib Desert Dunes

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2011

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Over thousands of years winds have sculpted sand in ...

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Photo: A herd of elephants in Kenya

Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Our third day in Amboseli National Park in Kenya and serendipity ...

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Photo: A herd of springbok

Springbok, Namibia

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2011

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A herd of springbok bounds across Sperrgebiet National Park, 5.4 ...

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Photo: A paraglider photographed against a sand dune

Paraglider, Glamis Dunes

Photo of the Day, June 29, 2011

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Glamis Dunes in California, taken with a Canon EOS 7D ...

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Photo: Rocks and beach at Cape Alava

Cape Alava, Washington

Photo of the Day, June 24, 2011

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Cape Alava is the westernmost point in the lower 48 ...

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Photo: Fishing cabins in the mist

Dawn, Hwacheon

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2011

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Calm and serene view of a misty fishing place around ...

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Photo: A bare tree against a colorful background at Arches National

Tree, Arches National Park

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2011

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Was photographing one of the arches in Arches National Park ...

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Photo: The morning skyline of silhouetted temples

Sunrise Skyline, Bagan

Photo of the Day, June 12, 2011

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Known for its more than 4,000 temples in a ...

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Photo: Hot air balloons float over the landscape

Balloon Flight, Bagan

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2011

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Floating over the 2,300 temples at dawn in Bagan ...

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Photo: A misty mountain range

Morning Mist, Knuckles Range

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2011

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Watching the morning mist move over the Knuckles range in ...

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Photo: Sunlit hills and sand dunes in Ireland

Inishowen, Ireland

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Adventure Photos

Morning sun touches the hills and sand dunes of ...

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