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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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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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Photo: A Kermode bear climbs a tree in search of food

Kermode Bear in Tree, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2011

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A mother of two cubs climbs a Pacific crab ...

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Photo: Desert dunes

Namib Desert Dunes

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2011

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Over thousands of years winds have sculpted sand in ...

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Photo: A person swimming in the Homem River

Swimmer, Portugal

Photo of the Day, August 1, 2011

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Windowpane clear and bracingly cold, the Homem River and ...

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Photo: Close up of a Sally Lightfoot crab

Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galápagos Islands

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2011

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In the Galápagos Islands, I tried capturing the brilliant colors ...

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Photo: A city street enveloped in fog

Fog, Spokane

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2011

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I love Spokane, one of the hidden gems of the ...

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Photo: An aurora lights up the sky over a lake

Aurora Borealis, Iceland

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2011

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This photo was taken in Iceland.

(This photo and ...

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Photo: Cloud-covered valley in Italy

Lago di Olginate, Italy

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2011

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A layer of low clouds covers the alpine valleys ...

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Photo: A viaduct in morning fog

Morning Fog, Canada

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2011

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The Lethbridge Viaduct is the largest railway structure in ...

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Photo: A cottonmouth snake showing its fangs

Cottonmouth, North Carolina

Photo of the Day, April 28, 2011

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While working as a field researcher for a biodiversity ...

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Photo: Kate Rutherford scaling a rock face next to Yosemite Falls

Freestone Climb, Yosemite Falls

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2011

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Kate Rutherford can't hear a thing while climbing ...

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Photo: A praying mantis waits for insects atop an Ochroma blossom.

Praying Mantis, Panama

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2011

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A praying mantis on high alert waits for insects ...

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Photo: A woman playing with her dog in the shadow of an oak tree

Oak Tree, Sweden

Photo of the Day, April 25, 2011

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My daughter Kina is playing with her dog Noppe ...

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Photo: Tannin-darkened waters of Rio Negro flowing across the sand on the coast of Brazil

Rio Negro, Brazil

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2011

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Water dark with tannin inspired the name Rio Negro ...

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Photo: Woman standing at the edge of Badab Sourt Spring

Badab Sourt Spring, Iran

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2011

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Main spring in Badab Sourt in winter time. Badab ...

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Photo: El Capitan reflected in the Merced River

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2011

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This is a photograph of the reflection of El ...

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Photo: Sunset at Point of the Arches

Point of the Arches, Olympic National Park

Photo of the Day, April 21, 2011

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A winter sunset at Point of the Arches in ...

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Photo: Painted Dunes at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Painted Dunes, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2011

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Painted Dunes can be seen atop Cinder Cone at ...

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Photo: The Milky Way in the sky above Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2011

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The mighty weight of the entire Milky Way teeters ...

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Photo: Detail shot of a thermal pool in Yellowstone National Park

Thermal Pool, Yellowstone National Park

Photo of the Day, April 18, 2011

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A close-up shot of a thermal pool in Yellowstone ...

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Photo: Boulder amid grassland

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Park, South Dakota

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2011

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A glacial remnant boulder is surrounded by grassland in ...

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Photo: A pond in Kemeri National Park

Kemeri National Park, Latvia

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2011

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Left behind when the Baltic receded millennia ago, the ...

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Photo: Lightning strike over the city of Scottsdale

Lightning, Arizona

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2011

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This is a time exposure of four lightning strikes ...

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