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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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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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