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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Picture of a farmhouse in the snow

Farmhouse, Delaware

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2013

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Painter Andrew Wyeth kept a secret studio a few ...

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Picture of the beach at Cape Blossom on Wrangel Island

Cape Blossom, Russia

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2013

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A barrier beach of marine rubble stretches toward desolate ...

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Picture of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2013

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Mesa Arch in Utah's Canyonlands National Park is ...

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Picture of a rural scene in the Great Smoky Mountains

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2013

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This was taken in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains ...

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Picture of sunrise over Yellow Mounds in Badlands National Park

Sunrise, Badlands National Park

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2013

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Sunrise near Yellow Mounds, Badlands National Park

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 Picture of the Temple of Aphrodite at Kykuit Gardens

Kykuit Gardens, New York

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2013

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The gardens of Kykuit, at the Rockefeller estate in ...

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Picture of the Milky Way above Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

Milky Way, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2013

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This was taken on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin ...

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Picture of the Las Pozas sculpture garden, Mexico

Las Pozas, Mexico

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2013

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When a freak freeze killed the orchid collection on ...

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Picture of a lightning strike in New Mexico

Lightning, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2013

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A ground fire ignited by a lightning storm near ...

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Picture of trees in fog, Salzatal, Germany

Trees in Fog, Germany

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2013

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"David versus Goliath." This photo was taken on a ...

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Picture of Monte Perdido covered in clouds

Monte Perdido, Spain

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2013

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The north face of Monte Perdido in the Spanish ...

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Picture of Kykuit Gardens in Sleepy Hollow, New York

Kykuit Gardens, New York

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2013

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To know Kykuit, said William Welles Bosworth, who designed ...

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Picture of a Kyrgyz yurt with mountains in the background

Kyrgyz Yurt, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2013

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Blanket-draped yaks hunker down outside a young Kyrgyz couple ...

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Picture of an old mill on the Brandywine River near Wilmington, Delaware

Brandywine River, Delaware

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2013

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The Brandywine River powered American industry in the 19th ...

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Picture of Burkhan Rock, Lake Baikal, Siberia

Lake Baikal, Siberia

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2013

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The peaks of Burkhan Rock rise like twin spires ...

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Picture of a ship sailing through the waters off British Columbia

Ship, Juan de Fuca Strait

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2013

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A large vessel makes her way through the Juan de Fuca ...

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Picture of mountains in Nepal illuminated by the moon

Moonlit Mountains, Nepal

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2013

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I watched as the beautiful full moon rose at Annapurna Base ...

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Picture of the moon rising in the Colorado high country

Moonrise, Colorado

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2013

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In November, the high country's evening light is amazing.

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Photo was taken in Haiti, Jeremie , long exposure, local fisherman try to selvage the ship that got stock  , they using waves to bring pieces of the ship back to the shore,

Fishers, Haiti

Photo of the Day, February 5, 2013

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This long-exposure photo was taken in Jeremie, Haiti, as local fishermen ...

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Picture of textured fields in the Czech Republic

Landscape, Czech Republic

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2013

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Deer enjoying the wavy fields in southern Moravia in the Czech ...

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Picture of person walking a dog at dusk in California

Dog Walk, California

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2013

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Dog walk at dusk, Point Isabel, Richmond, California

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Picture of horses on a farm in Iceland

Horses, Iceland

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2013

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Icelandic horses gathered on top of this hill within their paddock ...

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Picture of a farm worker silhouetted against a controlled blaze in Puerto Rico

Cane Field, Puerto Rico

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2012

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In a cane field in Puerto Rico, a mechanical ...

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Picture of a woman walking with a wicker basket, Provins, France

Provins, France

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2012

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Wearing a traditional bonnet, a woman in Provins, France ...

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Picture of a sunrise over the sandstone mountains of Saxony, Germany

Sunrise, Saxony

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2012

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Sunrise from the Bastei. It was the ...

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Picture of an autumn landscape in Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2012

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During a lovely sunrise in autumn, the ...

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Picture of oryx in the dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia

Oryx, Namibia

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2012

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Oryx captured in Namib-Naukluft National Park in ...

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Picture of wildflowers on a mountainside in Abruzzo, Italy

Abruzzo, Italy

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2012

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Wildflowers in the morning sun in the ...

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Picture of a winter landscape in Yosemite National Park

Winter Morning, Yosemite

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2012

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All that is required to surprise and ...

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Picture of homes and temples in the Nepal town of Tsarang

Mustang Province, Nepal

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2012

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Dusk falls over the temples and homes of Tsarang ...

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Picture of Hverfjall crater in the moonlight, Iceland

Hverfjall Crater, Iceland

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2012

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When Hverfjall erupted 2,500 years ago, no one ...

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Picture of Garnet Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area

Garnet Lake, California

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2012

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Late summer thunderheads build above Garnet Lake.

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Picture of a herd of elephants in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Red Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2012

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The "red elephants" of Kenya's Tsavo East National ...

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Picture of dragon’s blood trees on the island of Socotra

Dragon’s Blood Trees, Socotra

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2012

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A full moon rises over the Diksam Plateau, where ...

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Picture of Snake River in Wyoming

Snake River Headwaters, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2012

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

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Picture of Muckross Lake in Ireland

Muckross Lake, Ireland

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2012

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Captured on Muckross Lake as the first green shoots ...

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