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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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Picture of the Milky Way above Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

Milky Way, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2013

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This was taken on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin ...

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Picture of an owl striking a mouse in Minnesota

Owl and Mouse, Minnesota

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2013

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Picture of the Las Pozas sculpture garden, Mexico

Las Pozas, Mexico

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2013

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When a freak freeze killed the orchid collection on ...

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Picture of a butterfly on a Rhododendron bush

Butterfly and Rhododendron

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2013

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This beautiful rare butterfly was on a rhododendron bush ...

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Picture of elephants in Tanzania

Elephants, Tanzania

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2013

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After spending two weeks building a windmill in Tanzania ...

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Picture of children playing in a fountain in Millennium Park, Chicago

Millennium Park, Chicago

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2013

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Kids playing or "praying" under the water towers in ...

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Picture of a lightning strike in New Mexico

Lightning, New Mexico

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2013

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A ground fire ignited by a lightning storm near ...

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Picture of zebras gathered at the edge of a river in Tanzania

Zebras, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2013

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Image taken in the Serengeti in Tanzania during the ...

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Picture of trees in fog, Salzatal, Germany

Trees in Fog, Germany

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2013

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"David versus Goliath." This photo was taken on a ...

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Picture of a running deer, Sumava National Park, Czech Republic

Deer, Czech Republic

Photo of the Day, April 2, 2013

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I was walking in the field, taking pictures of ...

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Picture of Monte Perdido covered in clouds

Monte Perdido, Spain

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2013

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The north face of Monte Perdido in the Spanish ...

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Picture of Kykuit Gardens in Sleepy Hollow, New York

Kykuit Gardens, New York

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2013

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To know Kykuit, said William Welles Bosworth, who designed ...

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Picture of the stone wall of Malecón in Havana

Seaside, Havana

Photo of the Day, March 24, 2013

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The century-old stone wall of the Malecón, Havana ...

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Picture of cherry blossoms at night in Japan

Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2013

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In Japan the nighttime viewing of cherry blossoms in ...

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Picture of an old mill on the Brandywine River near Wilmington, Delaware

Brandywine River, Delaware

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2013

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The Brandywine River powered American industry in the 19th ...

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Picture of an ecologist igniting a methane bubble

Methane Ignition, Alaska

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2013

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Methane is bubbling from lakes all over the warming ...

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Picture of a king bird of paradise in New Guinea

King Bird of Paradise, New Guinea

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2013

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Constantly trailed by his own flying saucers, a king ...

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Picture of Burkhan Rock, Lake Baikal, Siberia

Lake Baikal, Siberia

Photo of the Day, March 14, 2013

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The peaks of Burkhan Rock rise like twin spires ...

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Picture of frozen bubbles of methane gas in Alaska

Methane Bubbles, Alaska

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2013

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The first clear ice of fall on an Alaskan ...

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Picture of plant life in Yasuní National Park, Ecuador

Yasuní National Park, Ecuador

Photo of the Day, March 4, 2013

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From the bromeliads, ferns, and orchids that cover a ...

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Picture of a pedestrian walking in the snow in Belarus

Footprints, Belarus

Photo of the Day, February 28, 2013

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Mozyr, Gomel region, Belarus, April 2012

(This photo and caption were ...

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Picture of a ship sailing through the waters off British Columbia

Ship, Juan de Fuca Strait

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2013

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A large vessel makes her way through the Juan de Fuca ...

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Picture of a barn owl flying over reeds

Barn Owl, United Kingdom

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2013

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A wild barn owl flying over Norfolk reeds at dusk

(This ...

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Picture of a dead tree in the canopy of the Honduran rain forest

Jungle Canopy, Honduras

Photo of the Day, February 17, 2013

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A dead tree towers over the jungle canopy in the rain ...

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Picture of people walking across a bridge in Florence, Italy

Arno River, Florence

Photo of the Day, February 13, 2013

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Spending the holidays traveling means fewer tourists and more clouds. This ...

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Picture of a street in Manhattan after Superstorm Sandy

Street Scene, Manhattan

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2013

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Hurricane Sandy swept through Manhattan, taking much of the city's ...

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Picture of a reed frog on a water lily in Botswana

Reed Frog, Botswana

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2013

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A reed frog blending in with a water lily awaits its ...

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Picture of the splash from a rock being thrown into the water in British Columbia

Splash Effect, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, February 8, 2013

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This unedited image was taken with a tripod mounted in the ...

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Picture of the moon rising in the Colorado high country

Moonrise, Colorado

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2013

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In November, the high country's evening light is amazing.

(This ...

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Picture of a monarch butterfly emerging from a jar

Monarch Butterfly

Photo of the Day, February 3, 2013

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I found a monarch chrysalis on a piece of bark while ...

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Picture of a bear in a forest in Finland

Bear, Finland

Photo of the Day, January 29, 2013

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This was the only bear that turned up that night. I ...

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Picture of a family of alligators in Texas

Alligators, Texas

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2013

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This is a photograph of two baby alligators on the mother ...

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Picture of a snowy owl in the dunes on Long Island

Snowy Owl, Long Island

Photo of the Day, January 26, 2013

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Not too far from the daily "rush hour" campaign one can ...

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Picture of cobalt-winged parakeets in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Parakeets, Ecuador

Photo of the Day, January 21, 2013

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In Ecuador's Yasuní National Park, cobalt-winged parakeets flock to a ...

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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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