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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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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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Picture of a desert rose on the cliffs of Socotra

Desert Rose, Socotra

Photo of the Day, September 17, 2012

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A desert rose anchors itself on the Maalah cliffs ...

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Picture of the Bruneau-Jarbridge River Wilderness in Idaho

Bruneau River System, Idaho

Photo of the Day, September 16, 2012

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Bruneau River System
Bruneau-Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness, Idaho
94.7 ...

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Picture of a woman walking along an autumn street in Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2012

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This is autumn 2011 in the city center of ...

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Picture of a fur seal and a Sally Lightfoot crab in the Galapagos

Seal and Crab, Galápagos

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2012

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This was taken on Santiago Island in the Gal ...

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Picture of a volcanic ridge in Iceland

Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Photo of the Day, September 13, 2012

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The first beams of a June day spotlight a ...

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Picture of a crocodile’s teeth

Crocodile, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, September 12, 2012

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Close-up of a crocodile’s teeth

(This photo was ...

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Picture of a mother Ural owl and chick in Estonia

Ural Owls, Estonia

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2012

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She looks sweet grooming her chick, but don't ...

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Picture of swimmers in Russia

Swimmers, Russia

Photo of the Day, September 10, 2012

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Summer, the short, sweet release from the interminable cocoon ...

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Picture of cabbage coral near Raja Ampat

Cabbage Coral, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2012

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An expanse of cabbage coral attached to the slope ...

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Picture of elephants crossing a river in South Africa

Elephants, South Africa

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2012

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We sat in our safari vehicle and watched as ...

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Picture of Bryce Canyon at sunrise

Sunrise, Bryce Canyon

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2012

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At Inspiration Point, one of the best experiences ever ...

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Picture of a tornado in North Dakota

Tornado, North Dakota

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2012

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Regan, North Dakota
A dying tornado like this one ...

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Picture of al Saleh Mosque in a rainstorm

Al Saleh Mosque, Yemen

Photo of the Day, September 5, 2012

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Lights atop the 300-foot minarets at four-year-old al Saleh ...

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Picture of Litlanesfoss, Iceland, seen from above

Litlanesfoss, Iceland

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2012

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At Litlanesfoss, the waterfall cross-sections an ancient lava flow ...

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Picture of star trails over the Atlantic Ocean

Star Trails, New Jersey

Photo of the Day, September 3, 2012

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Taken on April 19, 2012, in Strathmere, New Jersey ...

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Picture of a tulip bloom among geranium leaves

Tulip and Geraniums

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2012

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In the garden

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Picture of a man performing capoeira on a beach in Brazil

Ipanema, Brazil

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2012

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Brazilian capoeira is a traditional dance with amazing fight ...

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Picture of an aurora over Iceland

Northern Lights, Iceland

Photo of the Day, August 31, 2012

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On this night northern lights had been predicted, so I decided ...

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Picture of two girls walking along a path in a park in the United Kingdom

Park, United Kingdom

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2012

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Two girls wear little going home regardless of the freezing temperature ...

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Picture of a path in an aspen forest in Colorado

Aspen Forest, Colorado

Photo of the Day, August 27, 2012

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A leaf-covered road entering the deep aspen forests of Colorado

(This ...

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