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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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Photo: A boiling lava cauldron in the Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo

Lava Cauldron, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photo of the Day, April 17, 2012

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Exhaling clouds of gas, a cauldron of lava boils ...

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Photo: The Golden Gate bridge at sunrise

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Photo of the Day, April 16, 2012

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My favorite photograph, captured on my last morning in ...

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Photo: A night shot of an alligator in a Florida state park

Alligator, Florida

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2012

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I made this image at Myakka River State Park ...

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Photo: A landform, known as the Wave, at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Petrified Sand Dunes, Arizona

Photo of the Day, April 14, 2012

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Sinuous lines of color swirl through the Wave, the ...

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Photo: A fisherman hauling up a net off the coast of Thailand

Fisherman, Thailand

Photo of the Day, April 13, 2012

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At the break of dawn, fishermen from the Phatthalung ...

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Photo: A cracked lake bed in the Mojave Desert

Tecopa, Mojave Desert

Photo of the Day, April 12, 2012

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Tecopa is located a few miles south of Shoshone ...

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Photo: Thunderheads over silos in Saskatchewan

Thunderheads, Canada

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2012

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A major thunderhead masses near Briercrest, Saskatchewan, in August ...

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 Photo: A shoebill bird in Uganda

Shoebill, Uganda

Photo of the Day, April 10, 2012

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The shoebill is a bizarre bird, named because of ...

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Photo: An aerial shot of rivers flowing in Baja California

Desert Rivers, Mexico

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2012

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Rivers forming treelike figures on the desert of Baja ...

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Photo: Wetland in Karkonosze National Park, Poland

Karkonosze National Park, Poland

Photo of the Day, April 8, 2012

Karkonosze, Poland

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Photo: A green anole lizard shedding its skin

Green Anole, Texas

Photo of the Day, April 7, 2012

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Spring is busting out all over southeast Texas. New ...

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Photo: A close-up view of a melting stream in Finland

Spring Stream, Finland

Photo of the Day, April 6, 2012

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I took this photo at the edge of a ...

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Photo: A woman walks with an umbrella across a rainy street in Washington, D.C.

Rainy Day, Washington, D.C.

Photo of the Day, April 5, 2012

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Washington, D.C., looks like Paris at 17th and ...

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Photo: An underwater view of lily pads in a lake in the Adirondacks

Lily Pads, Eagle Lake

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2012

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An underwater camera offers a fish's-eye view of ...

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Photo: A boulder photographed against the night sky in Washington

Rubbing Stone, Washington

Photo of the Day, April 3, 2012

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Looking as if it fell from the sky, a ...

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Photo: A field along the east coast of Scotland

Field, Scotland

Photo of the Day, April 1, 2012

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Just after sunrise on the east coast of Scotland ...

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Photo: A view into the Erta Ale volcano in Africa

Erta Ale Volcano, Ethiopia

Photo of the Day, March 30, 2012

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A lake of lava bubbles atop Erta Ale, the ...

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Photo: Sled dogs

Sled Dogs, Greenland

Photo of the Day, March 27, 2012

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Their lives spent outdoors, reserve dogs at Station Nord ...

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Photo: An aspen leaf covered in frost

Aspen Leaf

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2012

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Frost filigrees a quaking aspen leaf in late October ...

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Photo: Tannin–stained water on the beach of Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island, Australia

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2012

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Tannin–rich runoff from Fraser's interior stains the ...

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Photo: A coral reef in the Red Sea

Coral Reef, Red Sea

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2012

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Rarely visited, the reefs off Saudi Arabia in the ...

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Photo: Quiver trees in the Namib Desert

Quiver Trees, Namibia

Photo of the Day, March 20, 2012

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Quiver trees stand like eerie sentinels under the stars ...

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Photo: Frames of a lavut tent in Scandinavia

Lávut, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2012

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Frames of lávut are a common sight in Sami ...

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Photo: Patterned peatland on Fraser Island

Peatland, Australia

Photo of the Day, March 16, 2012

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Ridges of peat and pools of dark, acidic water ...

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Photo: People living along the Jamuna River in Bangladesh

Jamuna River Dwellers, Bangladesh

Photo of the Day, March 15, 2012

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Front-yard floods are routine for fishermen and their families ...

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Photo: An aerial view of the Snake River headwaters in Wyoming

Snake River, Wyoming

Photo of the Day, March 11, 2012

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Snake River Headwaters
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Photo: A vividly colored hot spring in Africa’s Afar Depression

Hot Springs, East Africa

Photo of the Day, March 9, 2012

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Sulfur and algae turn hot springs into pools of ...

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Photo: A man sitting in his flooded home in Indonesia

High Tide, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2012

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As night falls and the tide rises on the ...

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Photo: Visitors to Yosemite National Park climb Olmsted Point

Boulders, Yosemite National Park

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2012

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Boulders perch randomly at Olmsted Point in Yosemite National ...

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Photo: Water rushing down Shadow Creek in the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area

Shadow Creek, California

Photo of the Day, March 5, 2012

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Melting snowpack sluices down Shadow Creek.

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Photo: White Pocket, a geological formation in Arizona

White Pocket, Arizona

Photo of the Day, March 2, 2012

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Miniature lakes reflect the sky in White Pocket, one ...

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Photo: A lynx in Canada’s Yukon Territory

Canadian Lynx, Yukon Territory

Photo of the Day, February 24, 2012

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A Canadian lynx is seen in the Ogilvie Mountains (Yukon Territory ...

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Picture of a squirrel in a snowstorm

Squirrel in Snow

Photo of the Day, February 10, 2012

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Photographed during a snowstorm in New Jersey

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Photo: Elephants in the Serengeti

Elephants, Serengeti

Photo of the Day, February 7, 2012

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Elephants roam the Serengeti under a stormy sky in this photo ...

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Photo: A snowy owl in the snow

Snowy Owl

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2012

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This snowy owl was captured during a snowstorm. Unlike most owls ...

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Picture of a cyclist riding through the morning mist in the Netherlands

Morning Ride, Netherlands

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2012

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A photo shot in the Netherlands, in a small town called ...

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