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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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Picture of a ladybug on a daylily

Ladybug and Daylily

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2013

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A ladybug peeks out from a daylily.

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Picture of a grasshopper in a Wisconsin forest

Grasshopper and Milkweed Pod

Photo of the Day, January 9, 2013

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Walking through the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin on ...

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Picture of tadpoles swimming in a swamp in British Columbia

Tadpoles, Canada

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2013

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Tadpoles swim through a jungle of lily stalks in Cedar Lake ...

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Picture of a fox sitting in the snow, Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands

Fox, Aleutian Islands

Photo of the Day, January 1, 2013

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A fox sits on a snowy hill near Dutch Harbor in ...

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Picture of people in a snowstorm in Finland

Snowstorm, Finland

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2012

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A sudden snowstorm buffets May Day revelers during a ...

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Picture of a farm worker silhouetted against a controlled blaze in Puerto Rico

Cane Field, Puerto Rico

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2012

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In a cane field in Puerto Rico, a mechanical ...

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Picture of women picking wildflowers in the San Joaquin Valley

Wildflowers, California

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

In this picture from the early 1940s, travelers in ...

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Picture of the gardens at Middleton Place in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Photo of the Day, December 24, 2012

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An autochrome image captures the vibrant foliage at Charleston ...

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Picture of the Austrian town of Hallstatt at dusk

Hallstatt, Austria

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2012

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When the dark falls and tourists rest ...

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Picture of a mantis larva in a flower

Mantis and Flower

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2012

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A tiny mantis larva in an American ...

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Picture of swimmers in the calm waters of Lake Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg, Canada

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2012

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Two swimmers enjoy a preternatural calm on ...

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Picture of colorful umbrellas on a street in Florence, Italy

Umbrellas, Florence

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2012

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During a heavy downpour in Florence, Italy ...

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Picture of wildflowers on a mountainside in Abruzzo, Italy

Abruzzo, Italy

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2012

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Wildflowers in the morning sun in the ...

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macro shot of a butterfly with the sunset in the background

Butterfly at Sunset

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2012

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Macro shot of a butterfly with the ...

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Picture of a winter landscape in Yosemite National Park

Winter Morning, Yosemite

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2012

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All that is required to surprise and ...

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Picture of penguins on an iceberg in Antarctica

Penguins, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2012

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Penguins adrift on an iceberg during a ...

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Picture of a reflection on the surface of a lake

Water Patterns

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2012

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In a world of a million water ...

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Picture of a soldier beetle at the National Arboretum

Soldier Beetle and Magnolia

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2012

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Beetles are among the most ancient pollen carriers. This ...

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Picture of Hverfjall crater in the moonlight, Iceland

Hverfjall Crater, Iceland

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2012

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When Hverfjall erupted 2,500 years ago, no one ...

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Picture of a monk seeking shelter from the snow in a temple in China

Monk, China

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2012

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A monk seeks shelter from a snow shower in ...

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Picture of dragon’s blood trees on the island of Socotra

Dragon’s Blood Trees, Socotra

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2012

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A full moon rises over the Diksam Plateau, where ...

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Picture of Snake River in Wyoming

Snake River Headwaters, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2012

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Snake River Headwaters
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming
387.5 ...

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Picture of a lightning strike in a farm field in Oklahoma

Lightning, Oklahoma

Photo of the Day, October 4, 2012

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Near Guymon, Oklahoma Most storms move fast. This one ...

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Picture of Muckross Lake in Ireland

Muckross Lake, Ireland

Photo of the Day, September 30, 2012

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Captured on Muckross Lake as the first green shoots ...

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Picture of a lizard on a pineapple plant in a park in Cuba

Lizard, Cuba

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2012

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Peering into a pineapple plant while on a trek ...

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Pictures of climbers along a trail in Nepal

Kali Gandaki River, Nepal

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2012

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Climbers and scientists follow a trail above the Kali ...

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Picture of snow-covered trees in Alaska

Frosted Trees, Alaska

Photo of the Day, September 27, 2012

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I took this photo from my back deck in ...

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Picture of fish swimming around a seamount off the coast of California

Seamount, Cortes Bank

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2012

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An orange sheephead, slender wrasses, and other fish swim ...

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Picture of a storm chaser driving towards lightning

Storm Chasing

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2012

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With a 1,600-pound camera he calls the Kahuna ...

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Picture of Catamount Mountain, New York

Catamount Mountain, Adirondacks

Photo of the Day, September 24, 2012

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Conifers green the crevices of Catamount Mountain while the ...

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Picture of a cheetah and her cub

Cheetah and Cub

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2012

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Cheetah and cub

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Picture of an aurora borealis above the Arctic Circle

Aurora Borealis, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2012

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I was visiting Longyearbyen, Svalbard, way up over the ...

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Picture of a green sea turtle swimming in the Red Sea

Green Sea Turtle, Red Sea

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2012

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Gaze of a green turtle. South Egypt, Red Sea ...

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Picture of a man walking with a horse in Pakistan

Winter, Pakistan

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2012

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Winter in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan

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Picture of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland

Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2012

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The volcano Eyjafjallajökull, in Iceland, just before dawn on ...

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Picture of diver navigating mangroves in Central America

Mangroves, Central America

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2012

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Mangroves contribute to the system by trapping reef-bound sediment ...

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