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Photo of the Day : Travel

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Picture of construction at the Longmen Grottoes, Henan Province, China

Spiritual Niche

Photo of the Day, March 31, 2015

Construction vehicles work the ground at the Longmen Grottoes near Luoyang in Henan Province, China. Situated along both banks of ...

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Picture of Nasca geoglyphs and the Pan American Highway, Peru

Lines in the Sand

Photo of the Day, March 23, 2015

The Pan American Highway cuts a modern path past some of Peru’s ancient Nasca lines, here captured from a ...

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Picture of lightning strikes and bushfires in Western Australia

Bushfire Season

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2015

Lightning on a stormy evening near Port Hedland, Western Australia, ignites bushfires that send up an orange glow. A common ...

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Picture of a Sally Lightfoot crab riding on the back of an iguana in the Galapagos

Crabbing a Ride

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2015

"The setting was very eerie,” writes Your Shot member Nancy Leigh. “In the darkness [of] an overcast early morning, there ...

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Picture of evening snowfall at the Blue Pond, Hokkaido, Japan

Evening Snowfall

Photo of the Day, March 17, 2015

“When I arrived at the Blue Pond in Biei in Hokkaido, Japan, a lot of snow had fallen and the ...

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Picture of an abandoned house filled with sand in the mining town of Pomona, Namibia

House of Sand

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2015

In the abandoned diamond-mining town of Pomona on the Namibian coast, sand devours buildings like this one, a house on ...

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Picture of jeeps driving through the Bolivian salt desert after the rain

After the Rain

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2015

“It rained during the second evening of our jeep tour of the Bolivian salt desert,” writes Your Shot member Guy ...

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Picture of a gondola on the Grand Canal at sunset, Venice, Italy

Sunset on the Grand Canal

Photo of the Day, February 9, 2015

A gondola floats through the waters of Venice’s famed Grand Canal at sunset. Venice's gondolas are painted black ...

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Picture of Cappadocia, Turkey, taken from a hot-air balloon

Turkish Air

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2015

“You cannot go to Cappadocia without taking a trip in a hot-air balloon and making some pictures—it's a ...

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Picture of an alpine meadow on a summer night in Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

Alpine Oasis

Photo of the Day, January 28, 2015

Summer night falls over an alpine meadow stippled with wildflowers in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. In a busy ...

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Picture of a celebratory dance in front of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, Mexico

Crossing Cultures

Photo of the Day, January 23, 2015

“Plain luck” put Your Shot member Alex Visbal in the main plaza of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, during a ...

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Picture of Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland

Kirkjufell

Photo of the Day, January 20, 2015

Iceland’s Kirkjufell, which means “church mountain,” is located on the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the country’s ...

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Picture of Sarek National Park in northern Sweden

Rapa River Delta

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2015

“We went backpacking in Sarek National Park but wanted to go deeper into the wilderness, which is why we chose ...

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Picture of Vestrahorn mountain in southeastern Iceland

A Curtain Lifts

Photo of the Day, January 13, 2015

Rain and fog nearly spoiled Your Shot member Johan Brouwer’s plan to photograph lava dunes during sunset near Stokksnes ...

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Picture of street vendors at a busy market in Lagos Island, Nigeria

Local Color

Photo of the Day, January 8, 2015

Vendors hawk goods at one of many markets on Lagos Island, demonstrating the entrepreneurial fervor that has made Nigeria’s ...

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Picture of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2015

A modern spin on Islamic architecture characterizes the exterior of the I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art in Doha ...

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Picture of a train passing through a clearing of trees on a foggy day in Kashmir, India

Winter Hues

Photo of the Day, December 26, 2014

Photographing on a foggy morning near Pampore, India, Your Shot member Sajad Rafeeq waited half an hour for a passing ...

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Picture of a traveler at sunrise on a tour of Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni Sunrise

Photo of the Day, December 18, 2014

“No wind, no sound—it was a very calm morning,” writes Hideki Mizuta, a member of our Your Shot community ...

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Picture of palm trees in the mist on Mandalay Beach, Oxnard, California

Misty Mandalay

Photo of the Day, December 12, 2014

“It was freezing cold for southern California,” writes Your Shot member Toshi Miyamoto, who attempted to keep his triplets entertained ...

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Picture of youths exploring Roman ruins at Samaria-Sebaste, a West Bank archaeological site

Layered Land

Photo of the Day, December 9, 2014

Youths explore Roman ruins at Samaria-Sebaste, a West Bank archaeological site divided between Israeli and Palestinian control. A forum and ...

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Picture of Thiksey Monastery, Indus Valley, Ladakh, India

Spiritual Scale

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2014

Thiksey Gompa, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery known for its resemblance to Lhasa’s Potala Palace, sits at 11,800 feet ...

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Picture of Sherpa children in Kathmandu, Nepal

More Than Everest

Photo of the Day, November 24, 2014

For the Sherpas of Nepal, the years spent working on Mount Everest are fraught with danger. Some Sherpa families in ...

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Picture of balloons in a central square in Italy

Ballooning Kindness

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2014

Your Shot member Giorgio Lulli came across a charity event by chance one Sunday in the main square of his ...

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Picture of an abandoned air hangar at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn

Hanging On

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2014

“I’m an airline pilot interested in both urban decay and aviation history,” writes Your Shot member Valtteri Murto, who ...

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Picture of the Kallur lighthouse in the Faroe Islands

Kallur Lighthouse

Photo of the Day, November 12, 2014

From a northern promontory on the Faroe island of Kalsoy, the Kallur lighthouse boasts a panoramic view of the sea ...

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Picture of a hot air balloon over the temples of Bagan, Myanmar, Burma

Temple Dawn

Photo of the Day, November 11, 2014

“Burma (Myanmar) is one of those special countries that will never fail to inspire and excite even the most well-traveled ...

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Picture of a boy jumping off of a Red Sea pier, Aqaba, Jordan

Sea Challenge

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2014

Walking on the beach in Aqaba, Jordan, at sunset, Your Shot member Ulrich Lambert saw teenagers jumping from a pier ...

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Picture of a cypress tree hung with Spanish moss in the ACE Basin, South Carolina

River Lady

Photo of the Day, November 6, 2014

South Carolina’s ACE Basin harbors a wealth of wildlife and history. Here, a moss-hung cypress keeps watch over the ...

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Picture of a red house and its reflection on a lake in Sweden

Mirror Image

Photo of the Day, November 4, 2014

On a stretch of road between Söderhamn and Gävle on the Swedish coast, Your Shot member Torsten Muehlbacher noticed this ...

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Picture of musicians in a field, Renazzo, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Guaranteed to Raise a Smile

Photo of the Day, November 1, 2014

Musicians relax after a daylong photo shoot near the town of Renazzo in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. “My intention was to capture ...

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Picture of a forest in Glacier National Park, Montana

Through the Woods

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2014

Rain dampens the forest floor along a trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park. Located in the Northern Rocky Mountains ...

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Picture of a canoe on Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Lake Effect

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2014

Canoers paddle the opaque surface of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada’s Banff National Park. Ben Leshchinsky captured the “disorienting ...

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Picture of a field of baby blue eye flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

The Blue Universe

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2014

About 4.5 million Nemophila menziesii—a California wildflower commonly known as baby blue eyes—carpet the hills at Hitachi ...

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Picture of mist over Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia

Morning Java

Photo of the Day, October 23, 2014

Photographer Achmad Sumawijaya waited three hours to capture this picture of Mount Bromo (in foreground) and Mount Semeru (in background ...

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Picture of the Tottori sand dunes on the coast of Japan

Tottori Sand Dunes

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2014

The Tottori sand dunes—the largest in Japan—rise toward the horizon in the country’s south. The coastal dunes ...

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Picture of Mount Shivling in the Indian Himalaya

Stars Over Shivling

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2014

At 21,467 feet, India’s Mount Shivling rises toward a clear night sky. Here in the Garhwal Himalaya lies ...

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