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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.

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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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Picture of an aerial view of a mountainous village in Wadi Doan, Yemen

Sunrise at Wadi Doan

Photo of the Day, May 10, 2014

"With my police escort I had arrived at my lodgings at dusk, perched on the edge of a massive escarpment ...

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Picture of two women taking self-portraits in Shanghai, China

Shanghai Selfies

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2014

Women take pictures of themselves with their cell phones in front of the Shanghai skyline in this picture submitted by ...

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Picture of cherry blossoms with Mount Fuji in the distance, Japan

Fuji Blossoms

Photo of the Day, May 7, 2014

"I live on the north side of Fuji, and spring comes earlier on the south side, so I traveled to ...

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Picture of a row of buildings lit up at night in Dubai

Dubai Alight

Photo of the Day, May 4, 2014

Morgan Bap used a long exposure to achieve this picture taken in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and submitted to the ...

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Picture of Wulan Butong Grassland, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

Wulan Butong Grassland

Photo of the Day, May 3, 2014

"This place seems like an ancient battlefield in the morning," says Van Hanwood of this picture taken in Wulan Butong ...

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Picture of coastal cliffs in Svalbard, Norway

Cliffs of Svalbard

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2014

"The high cliffs of Svalbard drop steeply into the sea," says Stuart Chape, who submitted this picture from Norway's ...

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Picture of a fire show on Kho Phi Phi, Thailand

Rings of Fire

Photo of the Day, April 30, 2014

"[This is] the main attraction on the beaches of Kho Phi Phi, Thailand, at night," says William Kerdoncuff, who submitted ...

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Picture of two women at the Easter I Misteri procession in Trapani, Sicily

Procession of the Mysteries

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2014

Your Shot member Willem Kuijpers captured this shot during the 24-hour I Misteri procession in Trapani, Sicily, during which the ...

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Picture of a young monk in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

Burmese Rays

Photo of the Day, April 27, 2014

"In Old Bagan, Burma [Myanmar], a young monk finds a perfect light source to read his book inside a pagoda ...

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Picture of two women walking over sand dunes in Vietnam

Homeward Bound

Photo of the Day, April 24, 2014

"Two Vietnamese ladies walk home along the popular sand dunes in Mui Ne in Phan Thiet, Vietnam," says Ng Yeow ...

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