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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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Photo: A leaf lying on a beach

Leaf on the Beach

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Found on the beach, the fragile state ...

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Photo: A reindeer standing in snow on the tundra

Reindeer, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Sami herders follow the migrations of the reindeer as ...

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Photo: A lightning bolt in Saskatchewan, Canada

Storm Chasing, Saskatchewan

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2011

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Storm chasing outside Pense, Saskatchewan, earlier this summer. There ...

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Photo: A tiger in a forest in Indonesia

Tiger, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, November 28, 2011

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A tiger peers at a camera trap it triggered ...

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Photo: A canoe on the moonlit Allagash River in Maine

Moonlit Canoe, Allagash River

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2011

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Moonlight bathes a birchbark canoe on Maine's Allagash ...

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Photo: A riverbed in Iceland

Riverbed, Iceland

Photo of the Day, November 26, 2011

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A riverbed in Iceland, with a four-by-four on the ...

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Photo: Two people standing in the snow

Winter Scene, London

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2011

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A couple caught in the snow last winter at ...

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Photo: Fallow deer standing in a park in Kent, England

Deer, England

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2011

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The fallow deer in the park at Knole, Kent ...

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Photo: A misty morning landscape

Morning Landscape, Lithuania

Photo of the Day, November 23, 2011

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Taken not far from home

(This photo and caption ...

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Photo: A Sami herder resting inside a tent

Sami Herder, Scandinavia

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2011

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Cone-shaped tents called lávut provide temporary shelter for Sami ...

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Photo: A view of the Salmon River in Idaho

Salmon River, Idaho

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Salmon-Challis National Forest ...

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Photo: Fish swimming among sea pens

Sea Pens, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Soft corals called sea pens, usually found at depth ...

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Photo: A group of hikers silhouetted against a mountain ridge in Svalbard, Norway

Tundra Trek, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Brilliant day for a hike on the Arctic tundra ...

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Photo: Crowd gathered to watch a sunset in New York City

Manhattan Solstice

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Celebrating a "Manhattan Solstice"—when Manhattan's street grid ...

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Photo: A lion in a tree at night in Uganda

Lion, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

A tree-climbing lion stirs in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth ...

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Photo: Tops of skyscrapers emerge from fog

Skyscrapers, Dubai

Photo of the Day, November 16, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Every year around the month of October, Dubai experiences ...

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Photo: A translucent shrimp on anemones in Kingman Reef

Shrimp, Kingman Reef

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2011

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Translucent shrimp on anemones, Kingman Reef, 2007

(From the ...

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Photo: Two polar bears sparring on ice

Sparring Polar Bears, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2011

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Young male polar bears spar under the low light ...

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Photo: An aerial view of rows of tulips

Tulip Farm, Tasmania

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Aerial view from a helicopter of the tulip field ...

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Photo: A girl carrying a pail of water

Girl With Pail, Tibet

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

In Tibet in 2011, a young girl was on ...

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Photo: A group of langur monkeys under a cliff overhang in India

Langurs, India

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

After a rare downpour langurs seek shelter from a ...

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Photo: A frozen pond in Japan

Blue Pond, Hokkaido

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2011

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The “blue pond” of the famous tourist resort in ...

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Photo: Aerial of buffalo in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

African Buffalo, Uganda

Photo of the Day, November 9, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

African buffalo create tracks in the salty mud at ...

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Photo: Close-up of the eye of a southern right whale

Southern Right Whale

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2011

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Southern right whale eye, New Zealand, 2007

(From the ...

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Photo: The moon setting near Donohue Pass, California

Moonset, California

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2011

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A setting moon makes a fitting backdrop for a ...

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Photo: Aerial view of the Owyhee River, Idaho

Owyhee River, Idaho

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2011

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Owyhee River, Owyhee River Wilderness, Idaho
120 miles protected ...

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Photo: A bear against an autumn landscape in Finland

Bear, Finland

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

I spent all day in a small hide in ...

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Photo: A windblown winter landscape at Summit Lake, California

Summit Lake, California

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2011

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High winds and gathering clouds signal the approach of ...

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Leaves, Cascade Lake

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

In New York’s Adirondacks, ash and maple leaves ...

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Photo: Oxpecker clinging to side of giraffe

Oxpecker and Giraffe

Photo of the Day, November 2, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

I love the markings of giraffes, and when this ...

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Photo: Merced River

Merced River, Yosemite

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2011

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Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California
114.5 miles ...

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Photo: Clouds cover a volcano

Iliamna Volcano, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Clouds scrape by the snow-covered Iliamna Volcano ...

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Photo: Stratus clouds over Inglefield Bay

Stratus Clouds, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Eight hundred miles south of the North ...

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Photo: Spruce trees covered in green moss

Spruce Trees, Alaska

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Untouched wilderness is everywhere in Alaska. Spruce ...

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Photo: Zebra in snow

Grevy’s Zebra, Ohio

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Stripes and flakes share space at the ...

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Photo: Close view of a lotus bloom

Lotus Bloom, Maryland

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Looking like a lemon torte on a ...

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