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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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Red Flower, Friendswood, Texas

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2009

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The second Friendswood, Texas, flood of 2009 settled to reveal this ...

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Photo: Dark clouds over a green field

Thunderstorm Clouds, Colorado

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2009

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A southern Colorado rancher's field following a massive thunderstorm


This ...

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Photo: Close-up of a gecko’s eye

Smith's Green-Eyed Gecko

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2009

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Staying in Asia for many years has given me the opportunity ...

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Photo: Man-made lightning striking a model power line

Lightning Model

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2009

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Westinghouse engineers use this miniature system for ...

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Photo: Icebreaker ship

Icebreaker, Antarctic

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2009

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U.S.S. Atka stands off Crater ...

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Flag-Footed Bug and Passionflower

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2009

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A bird zeroing in on a flag-footed bug perched on ...

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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2009

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Fourteen stories up a 30-story tree, Humboldt State University scientist ...

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Green Leaf Insect

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2009

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Eyes and antennae barely reveal the head of the leaf ...

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Photo: Man exploring a cavern

Cavern Explorer, Tennessee

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2009

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Underground you can still be the first person on Earth ...

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Roosevelt Elk Cows

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2009

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Roosevelt elk cows scatter across a meadow in Prairie Creek ...

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Photo: Candle spruce trees at night

Candle Spruces at Night, Finland

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2009

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Candle spruces stand frozen before a backdrop of the northern ...

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Photo: Wasps flying near an orchid

King Spider Orchid

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2009

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Following a perfume trail to its source, male wasps in ...

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photo: kamchatka brown bear salmon

Brown Bear Under Water

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2009

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Fattening up for winter, a brown bear waits to snatch ...

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Photo: Interior view of a cave

Iron Hoop Cave, Alabama

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2009

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Millennia in the making, fantastical chambers like this are decorated ...

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Santa Lucia Green Roof

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2009

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The irrigated roof of a house in the exclusive Santa ...

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Photo: Lightning striking over mountains

Lightning, Superstition Mountains

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2009

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A thunderstorm strikes over the foothills ...

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Blackpool Tower, England

Photo of the Day, July 12, 2009

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Blackpool Tower in Blackpool, England, is ...

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Photo: Active volcano erupting

Puu Oo Vent on Mount Kilauea

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2009

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When Kilauea volcano's Puu Oo ...

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Photo: Mossy rocks along a seashore

Santa Monica Shore

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2009

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The low tide uncovered this vibrant ...

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DIGITAL IMAGING BY EDUARDO RUBIANO-MONCADA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY WASHINGTON, DC

Decoy, Indus River, Pakistan

Photo of the Day, May 6, 2009

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A hunter peeks from inside a decoy on ...

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Photo: Bull kelp along coastline

Coastline, The Snares

Photo of the Day, May 5, 2009

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Bull kelp clings to the coastline of New ...

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Mt. Kilauea Eruption at Night, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2009

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Lava from Mt Kilaeau flowed down the slopes via lava ...

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Photo: Rushing water

Porcupine Mountains Waterfall, Michigan

Photo of the Day, April 23, 2009

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This is the result of a ten-second exposure on a ...

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Trees whizz by on the way to the Okefenokee swamp, Georgia, USA.

Blurred Trees, Georgia

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2009

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Trees whiz by on the way to the Okefenokee swamp ...

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Bonneville Salt Flats at Night, Utah

Photo of the Day, April 21, 2009

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The electric blush of Salt Lake City, more than a ...

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Drill Pad on Wetlands, Russia

Photo of the Day, April 19, 2009

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A drill pad built on top of fragile wetlands probes ...

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Photo: Young girl shielding her eyes from dust

Dry Ranch, Australia

Photo of the Day, April 18, 2009

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Simon Booth remembers when he grazed 250 head of cattle ...

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Photo: green roof garden

Green Roof, New York City

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2009

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Some green roofs can be far simpler to create than ...

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Photo: Polar bear on bare, brown soil

Polar Bear on Brown Soil, Svalbard, Norway

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2009

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In Svalbard, Norway's Arctic archipelago, a camera trap catches ...

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Green Window

Green Window Frame and Silhouette

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2009

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While exploring Walkerville, Ontario's vacant, leafy icon known as ...

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Photo: Giraffes at sunset

Giraffes at Sunset, Masai Mara Park, Kenya

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2009

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After a safari in the Masai Mara Park we were ...

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MM 7630. Energy Efficiency and Conservation. In Greensburg KS, where an EF5 tornado destroyed much of the town a year ago, tey are trying to build the town green. All of the town buildings are pledged to be LEED platinum, and they are encouraging residents to rebuild their homes green.  Janice Haney hangs laundry in her backyard. 16472 B St., Greensburg, KS 67054.

Hanging Laundry, Kansas

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2009

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"We're farm people," says Janice Haney of Greensburg, Kansas. "I enjoy ...

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Planting of red mangrove seedlings in an estuary at low tide.

Mangrove Saplings, Bali

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2009

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To reestablish mangroves on the island of Bali, workers set ...

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Waters boil with jellyfish in one of Palau's marine lakes.

Jellyfish Swarm, Palau

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2009

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Waters boil with jellyfish in one of Palau's marine ...

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Standing on stilts, Madidi's "walking" trees, appear to move as their shadyside roots wither.

Butterfly and Trees, Madidi National Park, Bolivia

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2009

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The locals say palm trees here grow legs and walk ...

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Photo: Gray reef shark swimming in Kingman Reef

Gray Reef Shark, Kingman Reef

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2009

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Gray reef sharks and red snappers hover above a patch ...

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