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Picture of deer in Hungary

Deer Sight

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2014

Roe deer, found throughout Europe, approach the edge of a forest in Bajzattanya, Hungary, near the village of Lónya on ...

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Picture of churches near the Ivangorod fortress in Russia

The Past in the Present

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2014

"One day my friends and I went on a trip to the Ivangorod fortress, which is located on the border ...

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Picture a bat covered in pollen

A Movable Feast

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2014

A pollen-gilded bat (Phyllonycteris poeyi) emerging from a flower of the blue mahoe tree (Talipariti elatum) demonstrates the carrying capacity ...

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Picture of ice workers on a river in China

Breaking the Ice

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2014

“I was looking for people pulling ice out of the frozen Songhua River, and I walked for about five miles ...

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Picture of a stand of rimu trees in New Zealand

Native Stand

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2014

In the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area, stands of rimu trees, a type of conifer found only in New Zealand ...

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Picture of a beech bough overhanging Lake Ada in New Zealand

The Place of Jade

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2014

Beech boughs and a broadleaf sapling overhang Lake Ada on Milford Track, a popular hiking trail in southwestern New Zealand ...

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Picture of a lightning storm in Bangkok

Storm Watch

Photo of the Day, February 21, 2014

Hoping to capture some lightning pictures, Your Shot contributor Saranya Chalermchai sat with camera in hand on the 21st floor ...

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Picture of a king penguin standing in the snow

Whaling Away

Photo of the Day, February 20, 2014

"At the now abandoned Grytviken whaling station in South Georgia, this lone king penguin stood motionless for several hours, like ...

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Picture of a frozen lake in Japan

Aomori Moon

Photo of the Day, February 19, 2014

"There was a beautiful morning crescent moon, and the ice was cracking on the frozen lake," says Your Shot contributor ...

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Picture of a cloud formation in Mongolia

Cloud Fish

Photo of the Day, February 16, 2014

"That day was a dual lucky day," says Your Shot contributor Steven Chou, who captured this shot of a "delicacy ...

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Picture of an egret reflected in still water

The Elegance of the Egret

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2014

"I was driving through the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey on a foggy morning and noticed ...

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Picture of the aurora borealis in the Arctic skies of Canada

Yukon Night

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2014

The aurora borealis dances above Robert Bruce’s smokehouse on a cold autumn night on the Porcupine River in Canada ...

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Picture of icy rocks off the Baltic coast of Poland

Northern Exposure

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2014

"Every year I visit Gdansk, Poland, as a part of our family trip," says Kani Polat, a member of our ...

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Herd of deer lured into the corral for miscalculation.

Ahead of the Herd

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2014

"I've been working on a photographic survey, 'The Saami of Russia,' for 22 years (since 1991)," writes Your Shot ...

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Picture of a horse in the woods in Spain

A Winter Walk

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2014

While walking in the countryside "enjoying the air, sounds, and colors of winter," Your Shot contributor Marisela Murcia Navarro suddenly ...

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Picture of ocean jasper as viewed under a microscope

The Sunflower

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2014

Your Shot community member Bernardo Cesare counts this submission, a photomicrograph of an ocean jasper from Madagascar, among his favorites ...

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Picture of a stormy landscape

Charges Ahead

Photo of the Day, January 16, 2014

"I cannot describe the eerie feeling I had when I walked in on this scene," writes Julie Fletcher of this ...

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Picture of tumbleweeds in a yard in California

Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2014

Skeletons of Russian thistle, better known as tumbleweed, pile up in a yard in Lancaster, California.

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Picture of a polar bear peering up through the melting ice of Hudson Bay, Manitoba

Bearing the Changes

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2014

"A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows ...

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Picture of a man carrying a sack of locusts in Madagascar

Into the Swarm

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2014

Oppression, interaction, collaboration. In the life cycle of nature nothing is lost, but the coexistence of different species is sometimes ...

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Picture of a snowy day in Bucovina, Romania

Snowy Day in Bucovina

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2014

Winter enwraps a quiet corner of Romania's Bucovina region in this 2013 photo by Your Shot contributor Bogdan Comanescu ...

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Picture of a young woman looking out of a frosted bus window in Budapest

Frosty Glance

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2013

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Young lady looking out the window from a ...

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Picture of a street scene in Susuman, Russia

Wintry Wait

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2013

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In February 2012, a few people wait for ...

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Picture of a frost-covered tamarack swamp in Wisconsin

Frosted Tamarack Swamp

Photo of the Day, December 22, 2013

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I had scouted out a few places for ...

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 Picture of butterflies in flight along the Iguazu River

Aflutter Along the Iguazu

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Large gatherings of butterflies are common alongside the ...

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Picture of a canopy of leaves in Berlin

Tree Canopy, Berlin

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2013

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While studying in Florence, Italy, I went on ...

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Picture of a cabin in a village in Croatia

Cabin, Croatia

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2013

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Kozji Vrh is a village in Gorski Kotar ...

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Picture of a deer in Richmond Park, London

Deer, Richmond Park

Photo of the Day, December 11, 2013

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This was taken in early morning at Richmond ...

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Picture of trees in a snow-covered field in Latvia

Landscape, Latvia

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2013

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This image was taken in Lielvārde, Latvia.

(This ...

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Picture of a bird flapping its wings reflected in a pool of water in Hungary

Reflection, Hungary

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2013

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Misty summer photo, Nagykanizsa, Hungary

(This photo and ...

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Picture of a lighthouse battered by stormy seas in Portugal

Lighthouse, Portugal

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2013

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A huge ocean storm, Porto, Portugal, January 2013 ...

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Picture of mountains and trees reflected in Lake Carezza, Italy

Lake Carezza, Italy

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2013

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Lake Carezza is a pearl of the Dolomites ...

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Picture of a flock of seagulls over Alaska

Seagulls, Alaska

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2013

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This image was taken while flying in a ...

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Picture of snow-covered Karte Sakhi Cemetery in Kabul

Karte Sakhi Cemetery, Kabul

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2013

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An Afghan man walks in the Karte Sakhi Cemetery during a ...

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Picture of a grasshopper, mushroom, and moss

Grasshopper and Moss

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2013

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A green grasshopper rests aboard a red mushroom boat in a ...

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Picture of a fog bank moving over the shoreline of Acadia National Park

Fog, Acadia National Park

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2013

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Fog-covered islands during sunrise, seen from the top of Cadillac Mountain ...

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