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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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Photo: Old dock wood submerged in water

Lake Ohrid Dock Remains

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2010

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This is part of the old dock of Lake Ohrid, Republic ...

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Photo: Purple leaf

Purple Leaf, Vancouver

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2010

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This leaf struck me as so interesting and beautiful, as it ...

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Photo: Three polar bears playing

Polar Bears Playing

Photo of the Day, January 7, 2010

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This interested third party was observing the "interactions" of two polar ...

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Photo: Bull kelp along coastline

Coastline, The Snares

Photo of the Day, December 29, 2009

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Bull kelp clings to the coastline of New ...

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Photo: Lightning near Huntington Beach

Lightning at Huntington Beach, Ohio

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2009

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While at Huntington Beach in Bay Village, Ohio ...

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Photo: African elephant against misty backdrop

African Elephant, Ngorongoro Crater

Photo of the Day, December 27, 2009

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An African elephant crosses the lush green of ...

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Photo: Northern spotted owl

Northern Spotted Owl

Photo of the Day, December 23, 2009

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A tagged northern spotted owl swoops toward a ...

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Photo: Man-made lightning striking a model power line

Lightning Model

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2009

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Westinghouse engineers use this miniature system for tests ...

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Photo: Owachomo Bridge at night, Utah

Owachomo Bridge at Night, Utah

Photo of the Day, December 13, 2009

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A starry night gleams above Owachomo Bridge in ...

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Photo: Openbill storks nesting in marsh trees

Keoladeo National Park, India

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2009

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Openbill storks, a bird indigenous to the region ...

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Photo: Frog with a small light glowing inside it

Cuban Tree Frog, Florida

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2009

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This is a Cuban tree frog on a ...

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Photo: Candle spruce trees at night

Candle Spruces at Night, Finland

Photo of the Day, December 7, 2009

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Candle spruces stand frozen before a backdrop of ...

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Photo: Kolmanskop, Namibia

Kolmanskop, Namibia

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2009

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This photograph was made in Kolmanskop, Namibia. Kolmanskop ...

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Dust Storm, Sydney

Photo of the Day, November 22, 2009

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The dust storm that hit Sydney on 23 September 2009 was ...

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Krog Street Tunnel, Atlanta

Photo of the Day, November 21, 2009

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I shot this during the Atlanta flood. I chanced upon a ...

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Photo: Dandelion against blue sky

Dandelion

Photo of the Day, November 19, 2009

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Parachute ball dandelion on bright Icelandic blue sky.

 

This photo and ...

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Photo: Grove of Aspen trees

Aspen Grove, Oregon

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2009

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On the road to the Steens Mountain peak in eastern Oregon ...

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Photo: Reflection of tree and dock in a lake

Spitfire Lake Reflection

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2009

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Taken on Spitfire Lake in the Adirondack Park at around 7 ...

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Leopard in Tall Grass, Namibia

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2009

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Out on our early morning drive in the Ongrava Reserve near ...

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Doorway and Green Field, Scotland

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2009

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On a recent visit to Scotland I caught this shot of ...

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Red Flower, Friendswood, Texas

Photo of the Day, November 8, 2009

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The second Friendswood, Texas, flood of 2009 settled to reveal this ...

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Photo: Dark clouds over a green field

Thunderstorm Clouds, Colorado

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2009

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A southern Colorado rancher's field following a massive thunderstorm


This ...

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Photo: Close-up of a gecko’s eye

Smith's Green-Eyed Gecko

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2009

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Staying in Asia for many years has given me the opportunity ...

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Photo: Man-made lightning striking a model power line

Lightning Model

Photo of the Day, October 19, 2009

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Westinghouse engineers use this miniature system for ...

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Photo: Icebreaker ship

Icebreaker, Antarctic

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2009

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U.S.S. Atka stands off Crater ...

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Flag-Footed Bug and Passionflower

Photo of the Day, September 25, 2009

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A bird zeroing in on a flag-footed bug perched on ...

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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Photo of the Day, September 23, 2009

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Fourteen stories up a 30-story tree, Humboldt State University scientist ...

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Green Leaf Insect

Photo of the Day, September 22, 2009

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Eyes and antennae barely reveal the head of the leaf ...

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Photo: Man exploring a cavern

Cavern Explorer, Tennessee

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2009

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Underground you can still be the first person on Earth ...

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Roosevelt Elk Cows

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2009

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Roosevelt elk cows scatter across a meadow in Prairie Creek ...

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Photo: Candle spruce trees at night

Candle Spruces at Night, Finland

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2009

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Candle spruces stand frozen before a backdrop of the northern ...

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Photo: Wasps flying near an orchid

King Spider Orchid

Photo of the Day, September 11, 2009

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Following a perfume trail to its source, male wasps in ...

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photo: kamchatka brown bear salmon

Brown Bear Under Water

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2009

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Fattening up for winter, a brown bear waits to snatch ...

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Photo: Interior view of a cave

Iron Hoop Cave, Alabama

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2009

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Millennia in the making, fantastical chambers like this are decorated ...

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Santa Lucia Green Roof

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2009

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The irrigated roof of a house in the exclusive Santa ...

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Photo: Lightning striking over mountains

Lightning, Superstition Mountains

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2009

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A thunderstorm strikes over the foothills ...

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