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Picture of rice terraces in Lao Cai Province, Vietnam

Painting With Land

Photo of the Day, July 29, 2015

Terraced rice fields are seen from above in Lao Cai Province in northern Vietnam. Rice is one of the country ...

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Picture of a man standing in the ocean with bioluminescent phytoplankton surrounding him

Bioluminous Larak

Photo of the Day, July 27, 2015

While walking along the shore of Larak, Iran—an island in the Persian Gulf—Your Shot member Pooyan Shadpoor came ...

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Picture of folk dancers at the Senor de Choquekillca festival in Peru

Audience Unmasked

Photo of the Day, July 26, 2015

Your Shot member Austin Beahm, a Latin American geography lecturer, uses photography to connect students to the beauty of the ...

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Picture of a Buddhist monk dressed for the black-hat dance, Bhutan

Black-Hat Dancer

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2015

A monk pauses for a breath before dancing out into the crowd at the annual Black-Necked Crane Festival in central ...

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Picture of Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring and visitors path from above

Over Yellowstone

Photo of the Day, July 24, 2015

The day Your Shot member Eric Smith first walked the path around Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic Spring, he ...

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Picture of a dead tree overlooking Crater Lake with the Milky Way above, Oregon

The Show at Crater Lake

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2015

Specializing for the past four years in what he calls astrophotographic landscapes, Your Shot member Keith Marsh has captured the ...

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Picture of the Yaqing Temple, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China

River of Ten Thousand Souls

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2015

Dwellings housing Tibetan Buddhist nuns flank Yaqing Temple in China’s Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Your Shot member Thierry Bornier ...

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Picture of a man surfing down the barrel of a wave

Perfect Ride

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2015

Your Shot member Massimo Rumi spent a month photographing on Sydney, Australia’s Bondi, Tamarama, and Bronte beaches, “where some ...

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Picture of Chhau dancer performing in costume, West Bengal, India

Chhau Dancer

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2015

A costumed Chhau dancer performs in Purulia in West Bengal, India. Prevalent in eastern India, the traditional martial and dramatic ...

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Picture of Vestrahorn, Iceland, at sunset

Planet Iceland

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2015

“This [was] taken at the volcanic beach at Stokksnes in southeastern Iceland in February 2015,” writes photographer Sophie Carr. “I ...

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Aerial picture of land meeting sea near Dubai

Between Land and Sea

Photo of the Day, July 5, 2015

Though Dubai is known for its grandiose cityscapes, it also has a vast and awe-inspiring natural beauty, writes Abrar Mohsin ...

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Picture of a man sitting on the edge of the Diving Board overlooking Yosemite National Park

The Best Seat in Yosemite

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2015

Under a blanket of stars, a man takes in the landscape of Yosemite National Park from the edge of the ...

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Picture of tourists at the Oslo Opera House

Getting Their Shot

Photo of the Day, June 30, 2015

“The Oslo Opera House is a very special place,” writes Wim Uyttenbroeck, who captured this picture in the Norwegian capital ...

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Picture of a field of poppies in front of Mount Tsukuba, Japan

Peak of Dawn

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2015

Shirley poppies bloom in a field near Japan’s Mount Tsukuba, here silhouetted against an early morning sky. The mountain ...

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Picture of a lone tree on a pillar of rock, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

Tree Top

Photo of the Day, June 27, 2015

A lone tree grows on a pillar of quartz and sandstone in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. There are ...

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Picture of swimmers at dawn on Bondi Beach, Sydney

Morning Swim

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2015

“Swimming is an early morning ritual for many people in Australia,” writes Massimo Rumi, who captured this sunrise shot on ...

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Picture of Emerald Lake and Michael Peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yoho National Park

A Peek at Yoho

Photo of the Day, June 23, 2015

Once a whistle-stop on a wilderness railroad, Canada’s Yoho National Park is now a hot spot of science and ...

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Picture of a woman standing underneath a tree on Mount Hakkoda, Japan

Energy Flow

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2015

The spring season comes slowly to the mountains of Aomori, Japan, writes photographer Sho Shibata, adding that the beech trees ...

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Picture of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Dome Sweet Dome

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2015

“Today in Istanbul, Sultan Ahmet Mosque [also known as the Blue Mosque] and Hagia Sophia are surrounded by busy streets ...

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Picture of a camel with an open mouth, Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Big Yawn

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2015

“After carrying me to the viewpoint, my sleepy camel seemed happy to have a rest,” writes Your Shot member Claire ...

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Picture of terraced rice fields in Yuanyang, Yunnan Province, China

Terraces of Yunnan

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2015

Photographer Thierry Bornier captured this picture of the rice terraces of Yuanyang County in China’s Yunnan Province from the ...

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Picture of a Niagara Falls landscape covered in ice and snow

Snow Falls

Photo of the Day, June 17, 2015

Niagara Falls takes on an otherworldly pallor when the windchill temperature plummets to minus 40º in Ontario, Canada. For photographer ...

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Picture of Lake O’Hara in the Canadian Rockies

Bowl of Mountains

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2015

Lake O’Hara nestles in the Canadian Rockies at more than 6,600 feet “like an emerald in a bowl ...

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Picture of a mosque in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Twilight in Bukhara

Photo of the Day, June 14, 2015

“As dusk settles in the ancient city of Bukhara, a lone woman passes by an incredible ancient mosque of epic ...

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Picture of rays of light streaming into Grubug Cave

Light at the End

Photo of the Day, June 12, 2015

Light streams into Indonesia’s Grubug Cave, captured by photographer Elena Bobrova after descending nearly 200 feet into neighboring Jomblang ...

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Picture of rolling green fields in southern Moravia, Czech Republic

Lines of Moravia

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2015

Undulating fields tell an agricultural tale in Moravia, a region in the Czech Republic that’s known for its folk ...

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Picture of a dramatic sunset above New York City

Jersey City Sunset

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2015

A long exposure captures a dynamic sunset over Jersey City, New Jersey. According to photographer Tsuyoshi Shirahama, it was a ...

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Picture of a Hamar woman and child in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia

Under African Skies

Photo of the Day, June 9, 2015

A Hamar woman and her son stand beneath a dramatic sky in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. “After walking from our ...

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Picture of a surfer paddling out from Praia Mole beach in Brazil

Ocean World

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2015

With the help of a drone, photographer Chris Schmid captures a bird’s-eye view of a surfer at Praia Mole ...

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Picture of a sunlit rock formation in the Galapagos Islands

Islands in the Sea

Photo of the Day, June 7, 2015

Sunlight paints a rock formation in the Galápagos Islands. Cruise passenger Mary E. Mackey was relaxing on deck after a ...

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Picture of cherry blossoms at the Kyoto Imperial Palace in Japan

Imperial Blossoms

Photo of the Day, June 6, 2015

A weeping cherry tree blooms on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan. The trees typically bloom in ...

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Picture of the Seda Monastery in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China

Residence Life

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2015

Monastic dormitories crowd a mountain that’s home to the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute in China’s Garzê ...

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Picture of the aurora borealis in the moonlight

Dancing With the Moon

Photo of the Day, June 3, 2015

The aurora borealis shares the sky with a bright moon in Iceland. Named for the Roman goddess of dawn, the ...

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Picture of shadows against a wall in Istanbul, Turkey

Meeting of Shadows

Photo of the Day, June 2, 2015

Long shadows converge on a sunny day in Istanbul, Turkey, in this photo by Denis Buchel, a member of our ...

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Picture of a Hawaiian petrel

What Feeds Beneath

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2015

While on an expedition at Todos Santos in south Baja California, Mexico, Your Shot member Alejandro Prieto was searching for ...

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Picture of two male models walking along the beach, Port Royal, Jamaica

Model Behavior

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2015

“I was in Kingston, Jamaica, volunteering at an HIV ward at Missionaries of the Poor and trying to learn how ...

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