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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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Picture of climbers getting ready in the Indian Himalaya

Moonlit Mountaineers

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2014

At 16,700 feet and a temperature of minus 20ºF, Jake Norton (right) and Dave Morton eat a quick dinner ...

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Picture of a river flowing through the lush Annapurna range in the Himalaya, Nepal

House of Annapurna

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2014

“Taking the less traveled foot trails on Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit can be immensely rewarding,” writes Your Shot member Daniel ...

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Picture of kids playing soccer on a beach during sunset, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Golden Goal

Photo of the Day, October 10, 2014

“I was sitting in a small bar watching the kids playing soccer in the sunset,” writes Your Shot member Florian ...

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Picture of a wild ibex leaping across Tapovan Creek in the headwaters of the Ganges

Flying Leap

Photo of the Day, October 7, 2014

A wild ibex soars across Tapovan Creek, one of the many small tributaries that form the headwaters of India’s ...

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Picture of a boy on a store-lined street in Rishikesh, India

A Window on Wonder

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2014

Pilgrims and tourists from all over the world come to the holy city of Rishikesh, India, to visit the Ganges ...

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Picture of a piece of ice washed up on Breidamerkursandur beach, Iceland

Frozen

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2014

Hunched like an animal in repose, a large piece of ice catches the light at Breidamerkursandur, a black-sand beach in ...

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Picture of U.S. Army soldiers aboard a C-17 transport aircraft

Soldiering Through

Photo of the Day, September 7, 2014

Soldiers of the U.S. Army’s Fourth Stryker Brigade Combat Team return to their home duty station at Joint ...

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Picture of the Colosseum at night in Rome, Italy

Under the Hill

Photo of the Day, August 29, 2014

The successors of Roman Emperor Nero largely buried his legacy from view. Beneath the Oppian Hill (at left) the remains ...

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Picture of a tree along the path of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England

Tree of Life

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2014

Tourists flock to a lone tree along the path of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Built between 122 A ...

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Picture of Hamnoy, a small fishing village in Norway

Moody Hues

Photo of the Day, August 12, 2014

Atmospheric weather conditions in the Lofoten Islands village of Hamnøy gave Luca Venturi the opportunity to take advantage of a ...

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Picture of typical Greek architecture on the coast of Pyrgos, Greece

Pyrgos Skies

Photo of the Day, August 6, 2014

A long exposure captures cloud movement over the coastal Greek village of Pyrgos. "The sky was perfect for this sort ...

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Picture of people and camels crossing sand dunes in the Moroccan desert

Sahara's Edge

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2014

A camel caravan journeys across the dunes of Morocco's Erg Chebbi desert on the edge of the Sahara. Before ...

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Picture of Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India

Pangong Lake, India

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2014

Blue water swirls with green at Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India. The Himalayan lake lies on the Sino-Indian boundary and ...

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Picture of a home filled with sand near the abandoned Kolmanskop diamond mine in Namibia

Sands of Time

Photo of the Day, July 7, 2014

Sand dunes spill through the doorway of a reclaimed home in the ghost town of Kolmanskop, Namibia. Kolmanskop, formerly home ...

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Picture of a boat in a Venetian canal

A Watery Underworld

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2014

A wooden boat floats down a canal in Venice. The Italian city is one of the most visited destinations in ...

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Picture of Yangshuo, China, at night

Urban Formations

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2014

Yangshuo, China, was a sleepy village two decades ago, when foreign climbers and cavers began frequenting nearby formations. Today domestic ...

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Picture of the village of St. Magdalena, Italy

Light in the Afternoon

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2014

"The town of St. Magdalena, Italy, sits at the base of the Dolomite mountain range, with an amazingly beautiful view ...

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Picture of a bird’s-eye view of Dubai at sunrise

Dubai Sunrise

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2014

"This photo was taken on a flight to Egypt, when we were flying over the city of Dubai," says Kevin ...

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Picture of two men sitting on symmetrical stairs in a temple in Jaipur, India

Temple Talk

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2014

Symmetrical architecture serves a conversation at a temple in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India.

This photo was submitted to ...

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Picture of a man biking in Morocco

Cycling in Morocco

Photo of the Day, May 19, 2014

"This picture was taken in the Central Atlas Mountains, Morocco," writes Hielke Gerritse, who submitted this picture to the National ...

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Picture of an apartment building in Hong Kong at night

Box Life

Photo of the Day, May 17, 2014

There's nowhere to see but up in this photo of Hong Kong, taken by Norbert Well and submitted to ...

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Picture of Mt. Fuji reflected in Lake Kawaguchi, Japan

Mount Fuji by Moonlight

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2014

Mount Fuji is reflected in the still water of Lake Kawaguchi in this National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest submission by ...

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