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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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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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Photo: A hot spring in Iceland

Silica Pond, Iceland

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2012

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One of the highlights of the interior of Iceland: a hot-water ...

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Picture of a rainy street scene in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Street Scene, Ontario

Photo of the Day, January 5, 2012

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I saw this scene through the glass in my car. I ...

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Photo: A rainbow over a farm near Lake Champlain, Vermont

Rainbow, Lake Champlain

Photo of the Day, January 4, 2012

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This image was made on the afternoon of October 20, 2011 ...

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Photo: A person walking in the forest in Scotland

Hiker, Scottish Highlands

Photo of the Day, December 31, 2011

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A solitary person walking across a forest ...

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Photo: A dragonfly clinging to a branch in a spray of water

Dragonfly, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2011

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Arrows of rain seem to pelt a ...

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Photo: A nighttime exposure of Upper Yosemite Falls

Upper Yosemite Falls, California

Photo of the Day, December 19, 2011

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This 30-second exposure revealed a moonbow hidden ...

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Photo: Trees cocooned in webs

Cocooned Trees, Pakistan

Photo of the Day, December 14, 2011

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An unexpected side effect of the 2010 ...

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Photo: A train car lying in the midst of a twisted steel structure

Tornado Aftermath, Iowa

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2011

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The awesome power of a tornado is ...

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Photo: A leaf lying on a beach

Leaf on the Beach

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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