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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Picture of cacti in Arizona

A Brilliant Blush

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2016

Your Shot member Darcy Ingram made this photo of saguaro cacti in Arizona bathed in the fiery light of a ...

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Picture of icicles and the mountain Kirkjufell in Iceland

An Icy Peek

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2016

Your Shot member Fran Llano sought a new way to capture Kirkjufell, Iceland’s well-known stand-alone peak. “I’ve used ...

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Picture of a man and camel wading in the Yamuna River in India

Morning's Golden Glow

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2016

Two visitors wade in the Yamuna River in Agra, India. The city of Agra is best known as the location ...

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Picture of pastel-colored buildings in a frosty landscape in Vӧlkermarkt, Austria

Winter Pastels

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2016

A “casual stroll on the farm” afforded Your Shot member Sonia Sokhi the opportunity to make this photo of a ...

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Picture of a woman running through the Sahara desert in Morocco

Free to Fly

Photo of the Day, March 10, 2016

When photographer and Your Shot member Logan Swayze and his wife spent two days in the Sahara in Morocco, they ...

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Picture of a stone path along lake Morskie Oko in Poland

A Wonderland Walkway

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2016

Your Shot member Sara Delić submitted this image of “heaven on Earth,” a view of the serene Morskie Oko, taken ...

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Aerial picture of salt ponds in the San Francisco Bay Area, California

Salt of the Earth

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2016

Salt evaporation ponds get their chromatic appearance from the microorganisms that flourish in them as the water salinity increases. Your ...

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Picture of star trails in Karnataka, India

Celestial Spin

Photo of the Day, February 29, 2016

Your Shot community member Alexander Grabchilev submitted this image of star trails over Karnataka, India. He made this photo while ...

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Picture of people camping in the Philippines

Cloud Camp

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2016

While awaiting sunrise atop Osmena Peak in Cebu, an island province in the Philippines, Your Shot member Mc Daniels Cirunay ...

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Picture of icebergs in Iceland

Early to Rise

Photo of the Day, February 23, 2016

“The place has its unique appeal,” Your Shot member Hardik Desai writes of Iceland’s Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. “Dawn happens ...

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Picture of Monument Valley in snow

Valley Dusting

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2016

At the end of a four-week road trip, Your Shot member Tyler Lekki ran into some bad luck: a flat ...

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Picture of a white tern flying near a beach in the Seychelles

Taking Flight

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2016

A white tern flits through regenerating native forest on Cousine, a private island off the coast of Praslin and one ...

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Picture of the sunset in Oia, Greece

Painted Sky

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2016

While visiting Oia, on the Greek island of Santorini, Your Shot member Soroush Etemad was “mesmerized by [the] captivating beauty ...

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Picture of Bryce Canyon in Utah covered in snow

First Snow, First Light

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2016

Your Shot member Nick Ocean caught the first snow of the season in Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park in ...

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Picture of a rainbow over Minori, Italy

Double Down

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2016

This image from Ravello, Italy, on the country’s Amalfi Coast, is yet another piece of evidence supporting the area ...

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Picture of a Kazakh herder in Mongolia riding a horse with an eagle

Eagle Hunter

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2016

While in western Mongolia in the summer of 2014, Your Shot member Steve Morrison captured this photo of a nomadic ...

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Picture of a meteor shooting across the sky over Second Beach in Washington State

From Above

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2016

"After three days and 20 miles of hiking the beaches of Olympic National Park, I ended up on Second Beach ...

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Picture of a person skiing by a glacial pool in Alaska

A Tranquil Trek

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2016

Gliding toward one of the hundreds of untouched mountainsides in the high backcountry of Denali National Park in Alaska, a ...

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Picture of water rushing into a cove in South Africa

Memories Rush In

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2016

Water—and memories—rush in for Pieter Russouw in his photo of a cove in Yzerfontein, a small town on ...

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Picture of children on a homemade boat on the Kalinganga River in Bangladesh

A Clean Getaway

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2016

Children make their escape during bath time in the Kaliganga River. Your Shot member Apu Jaman captured the photo-worthy moment ...

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Picture of light streaming through trees in the Netherlands

Cold Light of Day

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2016

After a cold night, morning sunlight shoots through the mist, inspiring Your Shot member Andrew George to capture the moment ...

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Picture of a sea lion in a mossy forest in New Zealand

A Mossy Bed

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2016

Endangered New Zealand sea lions are often found in the rata forests of their home nation’s Auckland Islands. Thanks ...

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Picture of aurora borealis in Iceland at night

Dancing on Ice

Photo of the Day, January 19, 2016

Seeking out the aurora borealis can lead to some sleepless nights, as Your Shot member Gheorghe Popa can attest. Popa ...

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Picture of a valley in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Wind Down

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2016

Your Shot member Vic Buhay went on a photo road trip with a colleague through Utah and Arizona. At their ...

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Aerial picture of an evaporation pond in Utah

The Blues

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2016

Your Shot community member Jassen Todorov flew his plane through turbulent air to get this shot of an evaporation pond ...

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Picture of people walking on a boardwalk across a lake in Croatia

Above the Boardwalk

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2016

People stroll on a wooden walkway through Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Your Shot member Robert Klaric writes that ...

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Picture of a winding road in Morocco

Cutting Corners

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2016

Your Shot member Andreas Brokalakis was lucky enough to take in this view of the “road of a thousand kasbahs ...

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Picture of the top of Niagara Falls

Feel the Rush

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2016

Eastlyn Bright Tolle, a National Geographic Your Shot member, submitted this image of Niagara Falls. From her vantage point, “right ...

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Picture of dead trees in Namibia

“Island of Silence and Heat”

Photo of the Day, January 3, 2016

Your Shot member Carsten Krüger submitted this otherworldly photo of Namibia’s Dead Vlei: withered trees anchored in a white-clay ...

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Picture of birds and sea lions swimming on the Tasmanian coastline

A Monolithic Gathering

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2016

Your Shot member Andy Chisholm was taking a break from a rigorous surfing session when he captured from the flybridge ...

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Picture of storm clouds and a village in Iceland

A Guiding Light

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2015

Your Shot member Adrian Theze made this photograph at Staðastaður on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland. “I awoke to … perfect ...

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Picture of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park

Brilliance in Black and White

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2015

While on her honeymoon, Your Shot community member and photographer Ani Gypps captured this image of the Grand Prismatic Spring ...

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Picture of tourists gazing at the Grand Canyon in Arizona

A Day on the South Rim

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2015

Visitors take in the spectacular expanse of the Grand Canyon. In order to make this image, photographer Stephen Wilkes was ...

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Picture of a tree in Lake Wanaka in New Zealand

Stand in Your Own Light

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2015

In May 2015, Your Shot member Yusri Salleh took his “first photo adventure,” a ten-day trip to New Zealand, where ...

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Picture of a large stone house in Portugal

Stone-Cold Remarkable

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2015

While on a trip to Portugal, Your Shot member Daria Chuvaeva “heard from a local barman [about] an unusual stone ...

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Picture of umbrellas illuminated in a bamboo forest

Enlightened

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2015

Photographing autumn foliage in Kyoto, Japan, Your Shot community member Aurora Simionescu came upon these illuminated paper umbrellas in a ...

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