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Photo of the Day : Underwater

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Picture of a researcher with a reef manta ray off Bali

Reef Manta Ray, Bali

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A reef manta ray dwarfs a researcher in the waters off ...

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Picture of manatees in Florida

Manatees, Florida

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Manatees swim close to the water's surface because they are ...

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Picture of caimans swimming, Brazil

Yacare Caimans, Brazil

Photo of the Day, July 3, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Barely eight inches long—a bite-size snack for any keen-eyed jabiru ...

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Picture of a sea pen crab

Sea Pen Crab

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A sea pen crab hiding between the branches of this sea ...

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Picture of a crinoid shrimp blending in with its surroundings in the waters off of the Philippines

Crinoid Shrimp, Philippines

Photo of the Day, June 21, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

A wonderful crinoid shrimp photographed during a dive in Moalboal, Philippines ...

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Picture of a diver exploring Orda Cave in Russia

Orda Cave, Russia

Photo of the Day, June 6, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

A diver swims through Orda Cave in Russia.

This photo and ...

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Picture of a crinoid on a reef in New Caledonia

Crinoid, New Caledonia

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

My home is Tahiti and I am a ...

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Picture of a surfer taken underwater in Broulee, Australia

Surfer, Australia

Photo of the Day, May 1, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Stories Behind Your Shots

During my summer holidays I spend a few ...

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Picture of a blenny fish in the Red Sea

Blenny, Red Sea

Photo of the Day, April 29, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Small blenny fish hiding in a coral hole, Red ...

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Picture of a snorkeler and a giant manta ray in Ningaloo Reef, Australia

Manta Ray and Snorkeler, Australia

Photo of the Day, April 15, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

A snorkeler appreciates the beauty of a giant manta ...

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Picture of kayakers among manatees in the waters of Florida

Three Sisters Springs, Florida

Photo of the Day, March 28, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Kayaks crowd Three Sisters Springs, where people and manatees ...

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Picture of a Eurasian otter in England

Eurasian Otter, England

Photo of the Day, March 25, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A female Eurasian otter searches for prey in a ...

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Picture of three manatees in the waters of Florida

Manatees, Florida

Photo of the Day, March 19, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Propeller scars mark this manatee—graphic evidence of a ...

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Picture of an emperor penguin launching from the sea to the ice in Antarctica

Emperor Penguin, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, March 6, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Preparing to launch from the sea to the sea ...

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Picture of a black trevally and a school of sardines

Black Trevally and Sardines

Photo of the Day, February 15, 2013

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A black trevally letting the sardines get used to it before ...

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Picture of Cape fur seals in the waters off South Africa

Cape Fur Seals, South Africa

Photo of the Day, January 24, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Cape fur seals are a favorite photographic subject of mine. They ...

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Picture of stingrays swimming in the waters of Grand Cayman

Stingrays, Grand Cayman

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Stingrays gracefully flying, forming a perfect straight line. Sand bar, Grand ...

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Picture of a diving bird chasing baitfish on the Santa Maria reef, Mexico

Diving Bird, Mexico

Photo of the Day, January 10, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

While taking photos of Santa Maria reef near Cabo San Lucas ...

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Picture of a baby loggerhead sea turtle in the waters off Florida

Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Florida

Photo of the Day, January 6, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A loggerhead sea turtle that never made it to sea with ...

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Picture of tadpoles swimming in a swamp in British Columbia

Tadpoles, Canada

Photo of the Day, January 2, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Tadpoles swim through a jungle of lily stalks in Cedar Lake ...

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Picture of a weedy sea dragon

Weedy Sea Dragon

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

The camouflage that weedy sea dragons use ...

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Picture of pink anemonefish swimming around their host anemone

Pink Anemonefish

Photo of the Day, November 25, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

This is a photo of a "family ...

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Picture of freshwater mollusk tentacles

Freshwater Mollusks

Photo of the Day, November 18, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

These are tentacles from freshwater mollusks know ...

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Picture of emperor penguins swimming in the waters of Antarctica

Emperor Penguins, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, October 29, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Emperor penguins are Olympian swimmers, capable of diving to ...

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Picture of a spiny-headed blenny

Spiny-Headed Blenny

Photo of the Day, October 24, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Corals build the rampart that shelters the landward provinces ...

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Picture of divers exploring a reef with fake moai off of Easter Island

Divers, Easter Island

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Tourists diving on Easter Island's reef encounter a ...

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Picture of a whale shark swimming among a school of fish in Belize

Whale Shark, Yucatán Peninsula

Photo of the Day, October 11, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A whale shark, biggest of fishes, hangs out with ...

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Picture of marine life in Lighthouse Reef atoll, Belize

Lighthouse Reef, Belize

Photo of the Day, October 3, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Lighthouse Reef atoll off Belize is one of the ...

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Picture of fish swimming around a seamount off the coast of California

Seamount, Cortes Bank

Photo of the Day, September 26, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

An orange sheephead, slender wrasses, and other fish swim ...

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Picture of a green sea turtle swimming in the Red Sea

Green Sea Turtle, Red Sea

Photo of the Day, September 21, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Gaze of a green turtle. South Egypt, Red Sea ...

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Picture of diver navigating mangroves in Central America

Mangroves, Central America

Photo of the Day, September 18, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Mangroves contribute to the system by trapping reef-bound sediment ...

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Picture of cabbage coral near Raja Ampat

Cabbage Coral, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, September 9, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

An expanse of cabbage coral attached to the slope ...

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Picture of a school of ciscoes in the subarctic waters of Canada

Ciscoes, Canada

Photo of the Day, August 19, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

I entered the water on a cloudy day in late fall ...

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Photo: Glass eels in an estuary

Glass Eels

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Transparent and needlelike glass eels rush into the estuary during winter ...

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Photo: Snorkelers swimming among sharks in French Polynesia

Snorkelers and Sharks, French Polynesia

Photo of the Day, July 6, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In Moorea, French Polynesia, the warm, turquoise-blue waters are often the ...

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Photo: A harlequin shrimp in Indonesia

Harlequin Shrimp, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images

I found this creature under the water in Lembeh Strait ...

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