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Picture of Table Mountain enveloped in fog, Cape Town, South Africa

Cloud Cover

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2015

Table Mountain wears her distinctive blanket while Cape Town flickers below in this picture by Brendon Wainwright, a member of ...

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Picture of a double rainbow over Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chasing Rainbows

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2015

“I was inside my car as the ferry was getting ready to dock, [and] I see people's faces looking ...

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Picture of the Fuego Volcano erupting, Guatemala

Corazón del Fuego

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2015

Wanting to get a closer look at Fuego, a highly active volcano in Guatemala, Your Shot member Andrew Shepard hiked ...

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Picture of a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park

Caught on Camera

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2015

A camera trap near Yellowstone National Park catches a grizzly bear stealing whitebark pine nuts from a squirrel’s cache ...

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Picture of a deer camouflaged in a field of dried sunflowers

Deer Hide

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2015

“This situation happened to come to fruition due to my five-year-old's love of the outdoors,” says Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a snowy owl in the snow near Quebec City, Canada

Against the Wind

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2015

A snowy owl appears to fight against the elements during extreme weather conditions near Quebec City, Canada. “I knew that ...

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Picture of lightning strikes and bushfires in Western Australia

Bushfire Season

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2015

Lightning on a stormy evening near Port Hedland, Western Australia, ignites bushfires that send up an orange glow. A common ...

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Picture of a carpenter ant emerging from a fanged pitcher plant in Borneo

The Pitcher and the Carpenter

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2015

The fanged pitcher plant and the carpenter ant (seen here in Borneo) have a mutualistic relationship: While the plant’s ...

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Picture of a constellation of orbs, rings, and halos hanging above the Greenland ice sheet

Icesheet #4727

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2015

A constellation of orbs, rings, and halos hangs above the Greenland ice sheet in this picture by Murray Fredericks, who ...

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Picture of waterfalls and fall foliage at Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

Falls in Autumn

Photo of the Day, March 1, 2015

Dispersing fog and a moment of sunshine bring the falls and foliage of Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park into ...

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Picture of fireflies lighting up a summer night in Tennessee

Flashes of Summer

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2015

Fireflies flash and streak through a Tennessee summer night, putting on a spectacular light show to seduce prospective mates. The ...

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Picture of a thunderstorm at the Mitten Buttes in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Monumental Storm

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2015

While touring Arizona’s Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Your Shot member Emma Rogers and her partner were undeterred from ...

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Picture of a northern flicker on a snowy branch in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Snow Bird

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2015

During a milder February day in Alberta, Canada, Your Shot member P. Vaudry went for a hike along the Bow ...

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Picture of housing developments on the edge of swampland in west Palm Beach County, Florida

Home on the Water

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2015

Some 2,100 miles of canals built over the past century to drain the Florida Everglades empty into the Atlantic ...

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Picture of snow cascading down rocky slopes in Gran Paradiso, Italy

Snow Fall

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2015

Late winter snow cascades down the rocky slopes of Valsavarenche valley in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. Ruinous avalanches ...

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Picture of porcelain fungus mushrooms, Mount Olympus, Greece

Polished Porcelain

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2015

“I am a big fan of mushrooms,” writes Your Shot member Agorastos Papatsanis. He encountered these specimens on Mount Olympus ...

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Picture of a macro shot of an illuminated seashell

Star Bright

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2014

“I came across this sea shell and noticed the delicate patterns when I held it up to the light,” writes ...

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Picture of ice crystals on a car window

Scattered Snow

Photo of the Day, December 25, 2014

“This photo was taken on a chilly morning in the Austrian Alps during our ski holiday,” writes Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a plane flying over the Holuhraun lava field in Iceland

Fiery Flyby

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2014

“Every Icelander has watched this from the day that the earthquakes under the Bárðarbunga volcano on the Vatnajökull glacier started ...

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Picture of lights and mist seen from Tunnel Overlook, Yosemite Valley, at night

Night Falls

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2014

Though most photographers leave Yosemite National Park’s Tunnel View overlook when the direct light of sunset has disappeared, Your ...

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Picture of children sledding on a snow hill in Japan

The Children’s Place

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2014

Looking like playfully scattered confetti, children sled a snowy hill in Shizukuishi, Japan. Your Shot member Masami Murooka calls it ...

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Picture of a woman looking at the aurora borealis in the Northwest Territories, Canada

Sky Light

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2014

Viewed from a remote ecolodge, the aurora borealis unfurls over a snowy plain in Canada’s Northwest Territories. “Having always ...

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Picture of a snowy landscape at sunrise in Wisconsin

Morning Glory

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2014

“Many photographers prefer to photograph the world as the sun goes down,” writes Your Shot member Todd Klassy. “Me, I ...

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Picture of a swarm of locusts in Madagascar

Flight of Locusts

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2014

A dense swarm of locusts obscures a view of fields in Madagascar. Most destructive in sustenance farming regions of Africa ...

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Picture of the Combahee River in South Carolina’s ACE Basin

Wild Wetland

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2014

Water—fresh, brackish, and salt—is the lifeblood of South Carolina’s ACE Basin. Along the Combahee River, wetlands veined ...

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Picture of a stormy coastline in Durban, South Africa

Shores of Durban

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2014

“What drew me to this situation were the tempestuous tides and moody skies,” writes Juan Pinnick, a member of our ...

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Picture of a great gray owl in the snow in Finland

Owl in the Snow

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2014

While on assignment photographing great gray owls for a Wild Wonders of Europe project, Your Shot member Sven Zacek got ...

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Picture of turkey tail bracket fungus in the woods of British Columbia, Canada

Turning Tail

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2014

Turkey tail mushrooms, a type of bracket fungi, are spied on a fall day in Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada. Known ...

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Picture of Half Dome in Yosemite with wildfires behind

Valley Flames

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2014

Wildfires rage in a valley behind iconic Half Dome in California’s Yosemite National Park. Judge Helbig captured the photo ...

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Picture of a forest in Glacier National Park, Montana

Through the Woods

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2014

Rain dampens the forest floor along a trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park. Located in the Northern Rocky Mountains ...

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Picture of the Tottori sand dunes on the coast of Japan

Tottori Sand Dunes

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2014

The Tottori sand dunes—the largest in Japan—rise toward the horizon in the country’s south. The coastal dunes ...

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Picture of the MacKay River, a boreal forest, and a tar mine in Alberta, Canada

Over the River

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2014

A tar mine edges up to a boreal forest and the MacKay River in northern Alberta, Canada. Photographer Garth Lenz ...

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Picture of sunlit storm clouds above a granary in Saskatchewan, Canada

Barn Storm

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2014

Sunlit storm clouds near Saskatchewan, Canada’s Qu’Appelle Valley capped a day of storm chasing for Your Shot member ...

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Picture of a flock of galah birds in the Strzelecki Desert, Australia

The Dreaming Tree

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2014

In the Strzelecki Desert of Australia, a flock of galahs replenishes with the small amount of water available at the ...

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Aerial picture of lava erupting, Bardarbunga, Holuhraun, Iceland

Inside Out

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2014

“Flying with my father over Bárðarbunga to experience this eruption from inside our Earth was amazing,” writes photographer Ragnheidur Arngrímsdóttir ...

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Interior picture of an ice cave near the Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Under Thin Ice

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2014

On Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, fire and ice meet to form an otherworldly underground. Located on a slope of the ...

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