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Picture of an aerial view of an Icelandic landscape

Abstract Aerial

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2015

For Your Shot member Stas Bartnikas, aerial photography is a passion, a fortunate hobby for someone who travels up to ...

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Picture of a tornado touching down in Colorado

Storming Away

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2015

“This was the last picture [from] an incredible day,” writes Your Shot member Cristiano Xavier. “We saw more than 15 ...

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Picture of lightning and a rainbow during a storm in Iowa

Warring Weather

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2015

While trying to provide storm coverage for local affiliates, Iowa storm chaser Paul Brooks followed a cell from Albia to ...

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Picture of a humpback whale breaching in Witless Bay, Canada

Bay Breach

Photo of the Day, June 26, 2015

“This image was captured as we were returning from a fruitless search for active humpback whales,” writes David Howells, who ...

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Picture of a woman standing underneath a tree on Mount Hakkoda, Japan

Energy Flow

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2015

The spring season comes slowly to the mountains of Aomori, Japan, writes photographer Sho Shibata, adding that the beech trees ...

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Picture of a Niagara Falls landscape covered in ice and snow

Snow Falls

Photo of the Day, June 17, 2015

Niagara Falls takes on an otherworldly pallor when the windchill temperature plummets to minus 40º in Ontario, Canada. For photographer ...

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Picture of rays of light streaming into Grubug Cave

Light at the End

Photo of the Day, June 12, 2015

Light streams into Indonesia’s Grubug Cave, captured by photographer Elena Bobrova after descending nearly 200 feet into neighboring Jomblang ...

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Picture of a dramatic sunset above New York City

Jersey City Sunset

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2015

A long exposure captures a dynamic sunset over Jersey City, New Jersey. According to photographer Tsuyoshi Shirahama, it was a ...

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Picture of cherry blossoms at the Kyoto Imperial Palace in Japan

Imperial Blossoms

Photo of the Day, June 6, 2015

A weeping cherry tree blooms on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan. The trees typically bloom in ...

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Picture of the aurora borealis in the moonlight

Dancing With the Moon

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2015

The aurora borealis shares the sky with a bright moon in Iceland. Named for the Roman goddess of dawn, the ...

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Picture of shadows against a wall in Istanbul, Turkey

Meeting of Shadows

Photo of the Day, June 2, 2015

Long shadows converge on a sunny day in Istanbul, Turkey, in this photo by Denis Buchel, a member of our ...

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Picture of white rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

The Power of Few

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2015

“The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino,” writes ...

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Picture of meerkats looking into the distance

Staring at the Sun

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2015

A meerkat family warms up at sunrise in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. “Shortly after waking up, a meerkat family—also called ...

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Picture of children looking at their reflection in a puddle

Friendly Reflection

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2015

“It had been raining all day in Luanda, Angola, where we live,” writes Pablo Ponti, a member of our Your ...

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Picture of a dog playing with toy balls

Double Trouble

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2015

Ethel the Great Dane attempts the impossible on a spring day in northern Kentucky. “I am constantly drawn to her ...

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Picture of a close-up detail of a fruit fly’s eye

Eye Sight

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2015

A scanning electron microscope (SEM) captures the intricacies of a fruit fly’s eye. The compound eye is a tightly ...

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Picture of a young honeybee emerging from its cell for the first time

New Bee

Photo of the Day, May 15, 2015

A new honeybee emerges from a brood cell. In her six-week life span, this worker bee will forage for food ...

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Picture of a frozen spring pushing up through the ice in Nebraska

Spring Powered

Photo of the Day, May 13, 2015

A powerful spring pushes up through the ice of a Platte River backwater in Nebraska. Photographer Mike Forsberg’s project ...

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Picture of Godafoss, a waterfall in Iceland

Waterfall of the Gods

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2015

“Although the days are short in Iceland in February, the sun remains low on the horizon while it’s up ...

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Picture of a person overlooking a cloudy vista at night, Saudi Arabia

Peaceful Outlook

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2015

It took three days for Your Shot member Abdullrahman Almalki to capture the moment he wanted from this vantage near ...

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Picture of a man walking over a snowy bridge in Kashmir

Bridging the Gap

Photo of the Day, May 10, 2015

A Kashmiri man pulls a sledge meant to ferry tourists across a bridge in the mountain town of Sonamarg, India ...

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Picture of people walking in the snow in Vladimir, Russia

Changeable Spring

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2015

While traveling through Vladimir, Russia, Your Shot member Tatiana Touraeva and her family stopped to stroll around a historic section ...

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Picture of a surfer duck diving under a wave with a wooden alaia, Kona, Hawaii

Diving In

Photo of the Day, May 8, 2015

A woman duck dives beneath a wave on a wooden alaia, a modern rendition of an ancient Hawaiian surfboard. “The ...

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Picture of fireflies and stars at night in Tanzania

Night Moves

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2015

Constellations in the southern Milky Way compete with an earthly display of light near Tanzania’s Lake Natron. “These glowing ...

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Picture of an abandoned torpedo station, Gdynia, Poland

Factory Setting

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2015

An abandoned World War II torpedo station appears suspended between a moody sky and a calm bay near Gdynia on ...

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Picture of a robber fly, South Africa

Robber at Rest

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2015

A robber fly saved from a pool rests on the tip of a bottlebrush flower in Boksburg, South Africa. Using ...

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Picture of a girl swimming with golden jellyfish, Jellyfish Lake, Palau

Yellow Jellies

Photo of the Day, May 2, 2015

The residents of Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malk—one of the Rock Islands of Palau—surround a snorkeler in their ...

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Picture of a red fox on the New Jersey shore

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2015

A red fox meanders through dunes along the New Jersey shore in this picture by Your Shot member Mitch Adolph ...

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Picture of an Apostle Island ice cave during sunset, Bayfield, Wisconsin

Shining Through

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2015

The setting sun shines through the ice on the shore of a frozen Lake Superior, traversed by Your Shot member ...

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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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