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Photo: Wildebeests jumping into water

Wildebeests, Kenya

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

The wildebeest migration is considered one of the greatest wildlife ...

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Photo: Great white shark underwater

Great White Shark

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Great white sharks may well be the planet’s most ...

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Photo: Colony of black-browed albatrosses

Black-Browed Albatrosses, Falkland Islands

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

After wintering as far from the Falklands as South Africa ...

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Photo: Bats flying out of a cave

Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, Texas

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Mexican free-tailed bats spiral out of Eckert James River Bat ...

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Photo: Whale shark swimming underwater

Whale Shark, Australia

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2010

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Huge, docile whale sharks live in oceans around the world ...

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Photo: Elephant seals and king penguins on a beach

Elephant Seals and King Penguins

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Giant petrels patrol the beach at St. Andrews Bay, thronged ...

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Photo: Group of elephants

Samburu Elephants, Kenya

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

An elephant group is on the move in Samburu National ...

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Photo: Aerial view of a flock of flamingos

Flamingos, Yucatán Peninsula

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

A shifting flock of flamingos assumes a whimsical shape in ...

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Photo: Jellyfish

Jellyfish, Palau

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Each day five million jellyfish glide across the surface of ...

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Photo: Flock of snow geese

Snow Geese, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Snow geese in New Mexico’s Bosque del Apache National ...

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Photo: Herd of pronghorn

Pronghorn, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

In the untamed early days of the American West, pronghorn ...

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Photo: Salmon migrating

Pacific Salmon

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Six Pacific salmon species migrate back to Russia’s remote ...

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Photo: White pelicans

White Pelicans, Mississippi

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

White pelicans are among the largest Mississippi Flyway migrants. At ...

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Photo: Herd of walruses swimming

Walruses, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Tusks of all lengths suggest a mix of ages among ...

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Photo: Zebras running across a plain

Zebras, Botswana

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

In Botswana, one of the largest zebra migrations on the ...

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Photo: Gentoo penguins diving underwater

Gentoo Penguins, South Georgia

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

A squadron of gentoo penguins wings through the waters of ...

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Photo: Wildebeests in reddish dust

Wildebeests, Zambia

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

A dust storm of migrating wildebeests pounds through Zambia’s ...

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Photo: Monarch butterflies

Monarch Butterflies, Mexico

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Millions of monarch butterflies travel to ancestral winter roosts in ...

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Photo: Ash and lightning over a volcano

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Lightning veins the Eyjafjallajökull volcano's ash plume, which ...

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Photo: Plants on a sand dune

Sand Dune, Fraser Island

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Pioneering plants get a toehold above the tide line ...

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Photo: Bowerbird holding flowers in its mouth

Bowerbird, Papua New Guinea

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A subspecies on the Huon Peninsula adds white flowers ...

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Photo: Baobab trees

Baobab Trees, Madagascar

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2010

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Avenue of the Baobabs, an area near Morondava protected ...

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Photo: Microscopic view of a butterfly egg

Butterfly Egg

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2010

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Dryas iulia
Perched on the tendril of a Passiflora ...

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Photo: Meltwater-carved canyon

Ice Canyon, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Meltwater has carved a canyon 150 feet (45 meters ...

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Photo: Women carrying tea leaves

Tea Plantation

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

At a tea plantation bordering Kaziranga National Park, women ...

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Photo: Aerial view of oil on a beach

Orange Beach, Alabama

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

"Mix two parts sugar white sand with one part ...

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Photo: Mount St. Helens shadow

Mount St. Helens Shadow

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2010

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Even with its top 1,300 feet (396 meters ...

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Photo: Aerial view of sand

Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Waves of sand, firmed by an overnight rain, flow ...

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Photo: Twisted tree

Wind River Roadless Area, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2010

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No signs point the way here, only the arthritic ...

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Photo: Tiger in tall grass

Tiger

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Hunted to death in much of India, tigers survive ...

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Photo: A stepped path covered in autumn leaves

Autumn Leaves, Japan

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

"The road gods beckoned." Thus the poet Matsuo Basho ...

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Photo: Clouds over mountains

Clouds and Mountains, Norway

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

I took this picture from the popular view in ...

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Photo: Heavy fog shrouding a city skyline

Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

I was in British Columbia last June for a ...

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Photo: Lightning near the Sears Tower

Lightning, Chicago

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Chicago's Sears Tower backlit by multiple bolts of ...

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Photo: Small wood church

Wood Church, Greenland

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Erik the Red killed a man in Iceland over ...

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Photo: Aerial view of sand dunes

Sand Dunes

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Ribbons of dunes trap the rains.



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