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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Picture of a dry riverbed

Dry Run

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2015

“While flying in a small plane near the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona,” writes Your Shot member Aya Okawa ...

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Picture of men herding sheep on dusty road in Turkey

Flock of Dust

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2015

A group of herders tend to their flock of sheep on the dusty roads near Nemrut Mountain in Turkey. “I ...

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Picture of an iceberg near Greenland

Bridge Over Icy Water

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2015

A small Zodiac touring boat provides scale for this iceberg off the coast of Greenland. “[The boat] gives you an ...

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Picture of a man standing on rocks in Iceland

Sun Streaks

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2015

When Your Shot member Haukur Snorrason hiked into Iceland’s Gljúfrabúi Canyon, he was hoping to see the setting sun ...

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Picture of trees and flowers on Socotra Island in Yemen

Strange Roots

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2015

Socotra Island, located off the southeast coast of Yemen, is known for its lush biodiversity—and strange plant life. Dracaena ...

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Picture of wind turbines in Greece at sunset

Windblown Sunset

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2015

The sun sets over the Panachaiko mountain range, located near Patras, Greece, and its wind turbines in this image captured ...

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Picture of people paddleboarding in Slovenia

Silhouettes at Sea

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2015

[This] photo was taken alongside our Slovenian coast in early September,” writes Your Shot member Davorin Volavsek. “The sight of ...

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Picture of a lightning storm over Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Striking View

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2015

Lightning strikes beyond the rim of Arizona’s Horseshoe Canyon in this picture submitted by J. Cho. “It’s just ...

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Picture of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, from the top of the bridge

Golden Gate Crossings

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2015

For this new look at a San Francisco standard, Ross Barringer had to go high—very high. "I was very ...

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Picture of person walking on Eureka sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, California

Death Valley Dunes

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2015

The Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park offer an eerie soundtrack to visitors who decide to make their way ...

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Picture of the sunset above the bay in Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil

Coastal Setting

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2015

The setting sun sinks behind the low mountains framing Vila Velha, a coastal city in the Brazilian state of Espírito ...

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Picture of a man diving into a geothermal pool in Iceland

A Geothermal Swim

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2015

“My Swedish friend and I decided (pretty easily) that a dive into a ... geothermally heated pool sounded abundantly more pleasant ...

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Picture of an autumn tree seen from above in Wales

All Fall Down

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2015

“Autumnal flying at its best,” writes Your Shot member Steve Brockett, who photographed this golf course in Wales from a ...

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Picture of icebergs in Iceland

Quiet Reflection

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2015

Your Shot community member Freia Lily submitted this photo of an iceberg reflected in the “still waters of Jökulsárlón ...

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Picture of smoke coming from a wildfire in Yosemite

Go Up and Flame

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2015

From a meadow in California’s Yosemite National Park, Your Shot community member Khanh Le snapped this photo of the ...

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Picture of southern Iceland from the air

Here Today

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2015

Photographing from a Cessna, Stas Bartnikas captures a seasonal view of southern Iceland. Bartnikas explains that as glaciers melt in ...

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Picture of icy landscape in Norway

Blue-Sky Night

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2015

This photo of Lyngen, Norway’s icy landscape was submitted by Isabelle Bacher. The dark Norwegian winter gives these ominous ...

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Picture of Manneporte rock formation, Etretat, France

'Picturesque and Curious'

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2015

Out for an anniversary stroll with his girlfriend, Louis Schneider had to step "a bit over the edge" to capture ...

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Picture of salt flats from the air

Water Colors

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2015

Seeing familiar landscapes from above lends uncommon and often arresting new views. “The colors, shapes, and patterns in the Great ...

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Picture of trees at the bottom of a sand dune

Shifting Light

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2015

Your Shot member Hamed Tabein made an early morning trek to the desert, just east of Esfahan in Iran, to ...

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Picture of a Berber walking on a sand dune

Lead the Way

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2015

From his perch on a dromedary camel, Your Shot member Fabio Petti made this image of his guide leading him ...

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Picture of the green hills of the Scottish Highlands

Peaks of Enchantment

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2015

While on a four-day road trip through the Scottish Highlands, on what began as a rainy day, Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a Himba woman looking over landscape

A Good Light

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2015

Both a young Himba woman and the Namibian landscape are bathed in golden light. Her expression seems to be one ...

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Picture of people watching a film projected onto an iceberg

A Show on Ice

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2015

On a clear night in a village along the Uummannaq Fjord in Greenland, an audience takes in a movie projected ...

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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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