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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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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

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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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Picture of cherry blossoms in the Nakameguro district of Tokyo

Cherry Blossoms, Nakameguro

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2013

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Nakameguro in Tokyo is one of the most famous places for ...

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Picture of the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park in Ely, Nevada

Ward Charcoal Ovens, Nevada

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2013

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In operation between 1876 and 1879, Nevada's Ward Charcoal Ovens ...

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Picture of a snowy landscape in Japan

Snowy Landscape, Japan

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2013

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Landscapes become like paintings occasionally. Taken at Lake Ikari, Tochigi Prefecture ...

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Picture of light hitting mountain faces in Chile

Mountains, Chile

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2013

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"We have mountains," my wife said as she shook the bed ...

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Picture of a fjord in western Norway

Fjord, Western Norway

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2013

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Western Norway’s fjords—like Nærøyfjorden, northeast of Bergen ...

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Picture of ice lit by moonlight on a beach in Iceland

Ice Diamond, Iceland

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2013

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Destined to melt, an 800-pound chunk of ice glows ...

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Picture of Kyrgyz men seeking shelter in a cave in Afghanistan

Shepherd’s Cave, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2013

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Kyrgyz men seek shelter in a shepherd’s cave ...

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Picture of a stand of scotch pines on the island of Sula

Scotch Pines, Norway

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2013

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Still water and the setting sun create a painterly ...

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Picture of an iceberg eroding in Greenland

Iceberg, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2013

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Solid turns to liquid as a 15-story iceberg erodes ...

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Picture of two farmers watching a thunderstorm approach in Nebraska

Farmers, Nebraska

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2013

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A thunderstorm halts haying as farmers watch the sky ...

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Picture of trees in Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2013

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Trees stand like guardians at the top of ...

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Picture of a swan feather on a lake in Moscow, Russia

Swan Feather, Moscow

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2013

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On an autumn day in Moscow, Your Shot ...

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Picture of kangaroos in a rain shower in Australia

Kangaroos, Australia

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2013

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Kangaroos retreat to the leeward side of a ...

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Picture of snow blowing over a road in Canada

Winter Drive, Canada

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2013

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Sebastien Lefebvre, a member of our Your Shot ...

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Picture of copper plates lit by the setting sun in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Copper Plant, Congo

Photo of the Day, September 13, 2013

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"The sun, like a magic wand, turned everything ...

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Picture of a snowy street in Tokyo

Snowy Evening, Tokyo

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2013

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"The snow season in Japan is long … but ...

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Picture of an airplane’s shadow falling on clouds

Airplane Shadow, California

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2013

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"It was a clear and beautiful day as ...

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Picture of a boat hull at the bottom of a drained dam in the Czech Republic

Boat Hull, Czech Republic

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2013

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Your Shot contributor George Hodan says he was ...

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