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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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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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Photo: A tree in a green field

Spring Field

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2011

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The slim sun of February heats the ground waiting ...

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Photo: A fiery lava lake inside a volcanic crater

Nyiragongo Lava, Congo

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2011

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Cradling one of the world's largest and least ...

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Photo: The Matterhorn as seen from Riffel Lake

Matterhorn

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2011

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Radiant at sunrise, the Matterhorn towers over Riffel Lake ...

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Photo: Polar bear with cub on her back

Polar Bear and Cub, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2011

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As we watched from our Zodiac, this polar bear ...

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Photo: Palm trees seen through a rain-covered windshield

Thunderstorm, Florida

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2011

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It rains almost every afternoon in the sunshine state ...

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Photo: A red poppy in a wheat field

Poppy in Field, Geneva

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2011

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This fragile poppy looked rather strong against the wind ...

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Photo: Aerial of eroded landscape

Eroded Landscape, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2011

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Pockets of eroded earth create leaf shapes in the ...

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Photo: A rainbow in the Grand Canyon

Hermit’s Trail, Grand Canyon

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2011

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On the remote Hermit’s Trail off the South ...

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Photo: Sandhill cranes along the Platte River

Sandhill Cranes, Platte River

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2011

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Half a million sandhill cranes pause on the Platte ...

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Photo: A sting ray swimming in grass flats

Sting Ray, Key West

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2011

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I was on the grass flats just offshore in ...

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Photo: A sailboat at sea after a rainstorm

Sailboat at Sea, Germany

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2011

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While hiking at Jasmund National Park in northeast Germany ...

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Photo: A cowboy riding on a beach at sunset

Cowboy, Cabo San Lucas

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2011

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This photo of a cowboy in Cabo San Lucas ...

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Photo: Borodudur Monument against the backdrop of Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2011

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On this day the sun rose directly behind the ...

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Photo: A person walking on the lava floor of a caldera

Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2011

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An expedition member walks on the cooled lava floor ...

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Photo: Lynx sitting on snow-covered rocks

Lynx

Photo of the Day, February 27, 2011

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A lynx sits on a snow-covered rock.

(This photo and caption ...

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Photo: Honeybee near colorful flower

Honeybee, Kauai

Photo of the Day, February 25, 2011

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The perfume of the rare caper flower on Kauai tempts a ...

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Photo: Steller’s sea-eagle in flight

Steller’s Sea-Eagle

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2011

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The keen eyes of a Steller's sea-eagle seek the flash ...

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Photo: Red squirrel in snow

Red Squirrel, Poland

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2011

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Red squirrel in the snow. Winter 2010 in Poland was long ...

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Photo: Hares playing in Italy

Hares, Italy

Photo of the Day, February 14, 2011

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A pair of hares play in the springtime in Italy’s ...

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Photo: Herd of white-eared kob

White-Eared Kob, Sudan

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2011

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Thousands of white-eared kob race in the shadow of a Wildlife ...

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Photo: Horse running near mountains

Horse

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2011

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Running after the horse to capture this photo

(This photo and ...

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Photo: Lizard on a rock

Lizard, Zion National Park

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2011

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A lizard at Zion National Park seeking the warm morning sun ...

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Photo: Summer storm in the Peak District

Peak District, England

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2011

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Amazing light before a summer storm in the Peak District

(This ...

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Photo: Snowy landscape in Norway

Tjøme, Norway

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2011

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This picture is from a place called "the world's end ...

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