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Picture of lightning hitting the ocean in Thailand

When Lightning Strikes

Photo of the Day, March 26, 2016

While on a beach in Thailand’s Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Your Shot member Mike ...

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Picture of a spiderweb on a farm in Poland

Work Together

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2016

“[It’s] early morning in the field,” writes photographer and Your Shot member Malgorzata Walkowska, and apparently the farmer in ...

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Picture of cranes flying in Israel

Rest Stop

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2016

In the golden light of morning, cranes take flight in Israel’s Hula Valley nature reserve. Millions of migrating birds ...

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Picture of people atop Mont Blanc, France

Where Earth Meets Sky

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2016

Mont Blanc (White Mountain) in the Alps is western Europe’s highest peak at 15,771 feet (4,800 meters ...

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Picture of a robin in snow in Halland, Sweden

Winter Flight

Photo of the Day, February 12, 2016

A little snowfall didn’t deter this robin from taking to the sky, nor did it stop Your Shot member ...

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Picture of people walking through snow in the English Lake District

Wintry Walkabout

Photo of the Day, February 6, 2016

Your Shot community member Shaun Wilson submitted this photo of an icy trek in the English Lake District. "We got ...

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Picture of a meteor shooting across the sky over Second Beach in Washington State

From Above

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2016

"After three days and 20 miles of hiking the beaches of Olympic National Park, I ended up on Second Beach ...

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Picture of vegetation with frost on it at night in Latvia

In the Frosty Air

Photo of the Day, January 31, 2016

The moonlight makes an enchanting backdrop for plants coated in frost. Gvido Satori made this photo while walking “an ordinary ...

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Picture of a person skiing by a glacial pool in Alaska

A Tranquil Trek

Photo of the Day, January 30, 2016

Gliding toward one of the hundreds of untouched mountainsides in the high backcountry of Denali National Park in Alaska, a ...

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Picture of a person kayaking at night in Quebec, Canada

Grass Light

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2016

Planning to shoot a rare supermoon, Your Shot member David L. Labrie went camping in the wilderness of Quebec, Canada ...

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Picture of fireflies glowing in Japan

River of Light

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2015

Photographer Takashi Zenihiro, a National Geographic Your Shot community member, submitted this photo of an expanse of fireflies streaming through ...

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Picture of a dry riverbed

Dry Run

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2015

“While flying in a small plane near the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona,” writes Your Shot member Aya Okawa ...

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Picture of trees and flowers on Socotra Island in Yemen

Strange Roots

Photo of the Day, December 10, 2015

Socotra Island, located off the southeast coast of Yemen, is known for its lush biodiversity—and strange plant life. Dracaena ...

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Picture of the Shiva Tree Temple in Kauai, Hawaii

Supreme Sunlight

Photo of the Day, December 3, 2015

After spending time meditating at the Kauai Hindu Monastery in Hawaii, Your Shot member Andrew Hara came across this tucked-away ...

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Picture of a lightning storm over Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Striking View

Photo of the Day, November 30, 2015

Lightning strikes beyond the rim of Arizona’s Horseshoe Canyon in this picture submitted by J. Cho. “It’s just ...

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Picture of icebergs in Iceland

Quiet Reflection

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2015

Your Shot community member Freia Lily submitted this photo of an iceberg reflected in the “still waters of Jökulsárlón ...

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Picture of smoke coming from a wildfire in Yosemite

Go Up and Flame

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2015

From a meadow in California’s Yosemite National Park, Your Shot community member Khanh Le snapped this photo of the ...

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Picture of a snowy fishing port

A Flurry of Activity

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2015

Your Shot community member Stian Servoss says this enchanting photo was taken on a day that actually began as a ...

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Picture of a man next to the famous Wanaka tree

The Upshot

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2015

Alexandre Gendron, who submitted this photo, was at Lake Wanaka in New Zealand capturing images of this well-photographed lone tree ...

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Picture of a solar eclipse in Spitsbergen, Norway

Night in Day

Photo of the Day, October 17, 2015

Like a giant, celestial version of a child’s night-light, a solar eclipse gleams over the mountains of Spitsbergen, Norway ...

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Picture of waves crashing on the Felgueiras lighthouse in Portugal

Big Break

Photo of the Day, October 9, 2015

An immense wave crashes against the Felgueiras lighthouse in Porto, Portugal. Your Shot member Marco Nuno Faria says the image ...

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Picture of the Calbuco volcano erupting in Chile

The Awakening

Photo of the Day, October 1, 2015

After nearly five decades of inactivity, the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile spews a violent blast of ash and smoke ...

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Picture of snow-covered Norway spruces in Sweden

March of Pines

Photo of the Day, September 29, 2015

Staggered by snow, Norway spruces bend with the weather in northern Sweden’s Laponia, one of the largest wilderness areas ...

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Picture of Vermillion Lakes outside of Banff, Canada

Vermilion Lakes Sunrise

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2015

A dense fog was covering Vermilion Lakes, just outside of Banff, Canada, when Your Shot member Vitali Hantsevich arrived at ...

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Picture of beachgoers from above in Montauk, Long Island

Montauk Moment

Photo of the Day, September 16, 2015

Long interested in aerial photography, Your Shot member Clayton Harper used a small-scale unmanned aerial craft to capture this vantage ...

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Picture of an autumn storm sweeping across the Rapa Valley, Laponia, Sweden

Storming the Mountain

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2015

An autumn storm sweeps dramatically into the Rapa Valley in Sweden’s vast Laponia region, spotlighting Mount Nammatj. Like much ...

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A huge amass of Quelia birds, flocking from bush to bush, flew dramatically over a group of grazing and nonchalant Zebras.

Flocking Together

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2015

“It was at the end of a long day in South Luangwa, Zambia and the sun was beginning to set ...

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Picture of a mother and daughter relaxing in a clear-walled swimming pool, Bali, Indonesia

Pool Days

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2015

A mother and daughter relax in a pool on their hotel rooftop in Bali, Indonesia. While his family enjoyed the ...

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Picture of an aerial view of an Icelandic landscape

Abstract Aerial

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2015

For Your Shot member Stas Bartnikas, aerial photography is a passion, a fortunate hobby for someone who travels up to ...

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Picture of a tornado touching down in Colorado

Storming Away

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2015

“This was the last picture [from] an incredible day,” writes Your Shot member Cristiano Xavier. “We saw more than 15 ...

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Picture of lightning and a rainbow during a storm in Iowa

Warring Weather

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2015

While trying to provide storm coverage for local affiliates, Iowa storm chaser Paul Brooks followed a cell from Albia to ...

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Picture of a humpback whale breaching in Witless Bay, Canada

Bay Breach

Photo of the Day, June 26, 2015

“This image was captured as we were returning from a fruitless search for active humpback whales,” writes David Howells, who ...

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Picture of a woman standing underneath a tree on Mount Hakkoda, Japan

Energy Flow

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2015

The spring season comes slowly to the mountains of Aomori, Japan, writes photographer Sho Shibata, adding that the beech trees ...

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Picture of a Niagara Falls landscape covered in ice and snow

Snow Falls

Photo of the Day, June 17, 2015

Niagara Falls takes on an otherworldly pallor when the windchill temperature plummets to minus 40º in Ontario, Canada. For photographer ...

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Picture of rays of light streaming into Grubug Cave

Light at the End

Photo of the Day, June 12, 2015

Light streams into Indonesia’s Grubug Cave, captured by photographer Elena Bobrova after descending nearly 200 feet into neighboring Jomblang ...

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Picture of a dramatic sunset above New York City

Jersey City Sunset

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2015

A long exposure captures a dynamic sunset over Jersey City, New Jersey. According to photographer Tsuyoshi Shirahama, it was a ...

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