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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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Photo: A view of the Salmon River in Idaho

Salmon River, Idaho

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2011

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Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Salmon-Challis National Forest ...

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Photo: Fish swimming among sea pens

Sea Pens, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2011

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Soft corals called sea pens, usually found at depth ...

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Photo: A group of hikers silhouetted against a mountain ridge in Svalbard, Norway

Tundra Trek, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2011

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Brilliant day for a hike on the Arctic tundra ...

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Photo: Crowd gathered to watch a sunset in New York City

Manhattan Solstice

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2011

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Celebrating a "Manhattan Solstice"—when Manhattan's street grid ...

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Photo: A lion in a tree at night in Uganda

Lion, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2011

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A tree-climbing lion stirs in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth ...

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Photo: Tops of skyscrapers emerge from fog

Skyscrapers, Dubai

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2011

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Every year around the month of October, Dubai experiences ...

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Photo: A translucent shrimp on anemones in Kingman Reef

Shrimp, Kingman Reef

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2011

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Translucent shrimp on anemones, Kingman Reef, 2007

(From the ...

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Photo: Two polar bears sparring on ice

Sparring Polar Bears, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2011

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Young male polar bears spar under the low light ...

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Photo: An aerial view of rows of tulips

Tulip Farm, Tasmania

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2011

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Aerial view from a helicopter of the tulip field ...

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Photo: A girl carrying a pail of water

Girl With Pail, Tibet

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2011

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In Tibet in 2011, a young girl was on ...

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Photo: A group of langur monkeys under a cliff overhang in India

Langurs, India

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2011

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After a rare downpour langurs seek shelter from a ...

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Photo: A frozen pond in Japan

Blue Pond, Hokkaido

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2011

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The “blue pond” of the famous tourist resort in ...

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Photo: Aerial of buffalo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

African Buffalo, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2011

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African buffalo create tracks in the salty mud at ...

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Photo: Close-up of the eye of a southern right whale

Southern Right Whale

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2011

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Southern right whale eye, New Zealand, 2007

(From the ...

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Photo: The moon setting near Donohue Pass, California

Moonset, California

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2011

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A setting moon makes a fitting backdrop for a ...

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Photo: Aerial view of the Owyhee River, Idaho

Owyhee River, Idaho

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2011

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Owyhee River, Owyhee River Wilderness, Idaho
120 miles protected ...

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Photo: A bear against an autumn landscape in Finland

Bear, Finland

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2011

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I spent all day in a small hide in ...

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Photo: A windblown winter landscape at Summit Lake, California

Summit Lake, California

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2011

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High winds and gathering clouds signal the approach of ...

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Leaves, Cascade Lake

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2011

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In New York’s Adirondacks, ash and maple leaves ...

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Photo: Oxpecker clinging to side of giraffe

Oxpecker and Giraffe

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2011

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I love the markings of giraffes, and when this ...

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Photo: Merced River

Merced River, Yosemite

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2011

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Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California
114.5 miles ...

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Photo: Clouds cover a volcano

Iliamna Volcano, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2011

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Clouds scrape by the snow-covered Iliamna Volcano ...

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Photo: Stratus clouds over Inglefield Bay

Stratus Clouds, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2011

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Eight hundred miles south of the North ...

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Photo: Spruce trees covered in green moss

Spruce Trees, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2011

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Untouched wilderness is everywhere in Alaska. Spruce ...

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Photo: Zebra in snow

Grevy’s Zebra, Ohio

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2011

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Stripes and flakes share space at the ...

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Photo: Close view of a lotus bloom

Lotus Bloom, Maryland

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2011

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Looking like a lemon torte on a ...

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Photo: Walrus skull in a field of wildflowers

Walrus Skull, Bristol Bay

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2011

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A walrus skull sits alone in a ...

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Photo: A surfer standing on an icy pier

Ice Surfer, Lake Michigan

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2011

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I love the serenity of ...

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Photo: Sightseers on a platform above a large waterfall

Rhine Falls, Switzerland

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2011

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The mysterious, moody quality of ...

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Photo: People standing on a pier silhouetted against the sun

Sunset, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2011

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The key with sunsets is ...

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Photo: People jumping from a platform into Lake Superior

Swimmers, Lake Superior, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2011

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I love all the empty ...

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Photo: A lightning strike near the Utah-Arizona border

Lightning, Utah-Arizona Border

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2011

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It’s a challenge to ...

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Photo: An autumn vista

Autumn Landscape, Adirondacks

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2011

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Sunlight dapples the shoulders of Algonquin and Wright, two ...

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Photo: Roots of a birch tree wrap around a glacial boulder

Yellow Birch, Adirondacks

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2011

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On the trail to Goodnow Mountain, a yellow birch ...

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Photo: Detail of a viburnum leaf

Viburnum Leaf

Photo of the Day, August 21, 2011

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The palette of the Adirondack forest shifts with the ...

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Photo: A mountain valley enshrouded in fog

Morning Fog, Adirondacks

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2011

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Morning fog shrouds the surface of Bear Pond and ...

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