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Photo of the Day : Nature & Weather

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Picture of cherry blossoms in the Nakameguro district of Tokyo

Cherry Blossoms, Nakameguro

Photo of the Day, November 27, 2013

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Nakameguro in Tokyo is one of the most famous places for ...

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Picture of the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park in Ely, Nevada

Ward Charcoal Ovens, Nevada

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2013

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In operation between 1876 and 1879, Nevada's Ward Charcoal Ovens ...

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Picture of a snowy landscape in Japan

Snowy Landscape, Japan

Photo of the Day, November 5, 2013

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Landscapes become like paintings occasionally. Taken at Lake Ikari, Tochigi Prefecture ...

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Picture of light hitting mountain faces in Chile

Mountains, Chile

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2013

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"We have mountains," my wife said as she shook the bed ...

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Picture of a fjord in western Norway

Fjord, Western Norway

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2013

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Western Norway’s fjords—like Nærøyfjorden, northeast of Bergen ...

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Picture of ice lit by moonlight on a beach in Iceland

Ice Diamond, Iceland

Photo of the Day, October 27, 2013

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Destined to melt, an 800-pound chunk of ice glows ...

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Picture of Kyrgyz men seeking shelter in a cave in Afghanistan

Shepherd’s Cave, Afghanistan

Photo of the Day, October 22, 2013

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Kyrgyz men seek shelter in a shepherd’s cave ...

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Picture of a stand of scotch pines on the island of Sula

Scotch Pines, Norway

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2013

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Still water and the setting sun create a painterly ...

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Picture of an iceberg eroding in Greenland

Iceberg, Greenland

Photo of the Day, October 13, 2013

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Solid turns to liquid as a 15-story iceberg erodes ...

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Picture of two farmers watching a thunderstorm approach in Nebraska

Farmers, Nebraska

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2013

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A thunderstorm halts haying as farmers watch the sky ...

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Picture of trees in Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, September 20, 2013

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Trees stand like guardians at the top of ...

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Picture of a swan feather on a lake in Moscow, Russia

Swan Feather, Moscow

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2013

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On an autumn day in Moscow, Your Shot ...

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Picture of kangaroos in a rain shower in Australia

Kangaroos, Australia

Photo of the Day, September 15, 2013

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Kangaroos retreat to the leeward side of a ...

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Picture of snow blowing over a road in Canada

Winter Drive, Canada

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2013

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Sebastien Lefebvre, a member of our Your Shot ...

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Picture of copper plates lit by the setting sun in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Copper Plant, Congo

Photo of the Day, September 13, 2013

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"The sun, like a magic wand, turned everything ...

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Picture of a snowy street in Tokyo

Snowy Evening, Tokyo

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2013

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"The snow season in Japan is long … but ...

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Picture of an airplane’s shadow falling on clouds

Airplane Shadow, California

Photo of the Day, September 8, 2013

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"It was a clear and beautiful day as ...

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Picture of a boat hull at the bottom of a drained dam in the Czech Republic

Boat Hull, Czech Republic

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2013

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Your Shot contributor George Hodan says he was ...

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Picture of blue ghost fireflies hovering over a forest floor, North Carolina

Blue Ghost Fireflies, North Carolina

Photo of the Day, September 6, 2013

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A forest floor in North Carolina is traced ...

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Picture of children swimming in a lake in India

Swimmers, Kumta

Photo of the Day, September 5, 2013

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"Nonstop rain for a week left all the ...

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Picture of dolphins swimming near the surface of the Red Sea

Dolphins, Red Sea

Photo of the Day, September 4, 2013

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"Wild dolphins normally go hunting in deeper waters ...

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Picture of the temples, stupas, and pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar

Balloon Ride, Myanmar

Photo of the Day, September 3, 2013

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For Your Shot contributor Dima Chatrov, seeing Bagan ...

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Picture of a wave breaking at sunrise in Oahu, Hawaii

Wave Breaking, Oahu

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2013

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To capture this photograph, Your Shot contributor Freddy ...

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Picture of the Shanghai skyline

Shanghai Skyline

Photo of the Day, August 30, 2013

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Clouds roll in over Shanghai, one of the fastest growing megacities ...

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Picture of dovekies flying in Norway

Dovekies, Svalbard

Photo of the Day, July 28, 2013

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Small auks called dovekies dive for copepods and nest on rocky ...

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Picture of foxes sparring in Alaska

Sparring Foxes, Alaska

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2013

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Fox kits spar along the Ugashik River in the Alaska Peninsula ...

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Picture of moose on a lake in Canada

Moose, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2013

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A camera trap catches two moose crossing Ealue Lake in northwestern ...

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Picture of a caterpillar in Borneo

Caterpillar, Borneo

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2013

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A lichen-colored caterpillar disappears into its surroundings in Sarawak, Borneo. Staying ...

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Picture of salmon and trout in Bristol Bay creek, Alaska

Salmon and Trout, Alaska

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2013

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In summer, millions of fish disperse up Bristol Bay's watershed ...

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Picture of a pair of muskoxen on Wrangel Island

Muskoxen, Wrangel Island

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2013

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Two bull muskoxen size each other up. In September, with mating ...

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Picture of a marble bridge at the Summer Palace in China

Summer Palace, China

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2013

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Marble 17-arch bridge at the Summer Palace, China

This photo and ...

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Picture of cherry blossoms in Japan

Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Photo of the Day, June 23, 2013

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Cherry blossom is called sakura in Japanese. It is a Japanese ...

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Picture of a bamboo forest and shrine in Japan

Bamboo Forest, Japan

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2013

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In the Muromachi period, Sesson Shukei (1504-1589), a painting priest, used ...

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Picture of waves crashing on a beach in Iceland

Waves, Iceland

Photo of the Day, June 12, 2013

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This is a one-second exposure of the trails left by a ...

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Picture of a flock of swifts

Swifts, Iguazu Falls

Photo of the Day, June 2, 2013

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This picture was taken at the majestic Iguazu Falls. The flight ...

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Picture of a whitetail deer on the Centerpoint Trail in Arkansas

Whitetail Deer, Arkansas

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2013

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I happened upon this beautiful whitetail doe while ...

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