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Photo of the Day : Underwater

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Photo: Seahorse silhouette

Seahorse, Honduras

Photo of the Day, October 28, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From New National Geographic Books

Snorkeling under a nightclub in Roatán, Honduras ...

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Photo: Lemon shark swimming near mangroves

Lemon Shark, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 25, 2011

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A lemon shark pup swims among mangrove ...

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Photo: School of juvenile marine catfish

Marine Catfish, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 20, 2011

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A school of juvenile marine catfish masses ...

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Photo: Whitetip shark and diver

Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 18, 2011

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An oceanic whitetip shark and diver swim ...

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Photo: Diver exploring an ice canopy in Japan

Ice Canopy, Japan

Photo of the Day, October 14, 2011

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A diver explores an ice canopy off ...

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Photo: Orange clown anemonefish near a green sea anemone

Clown Anemonefish, Indonesia

Photo of the Day, October 12, 2011

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Clown anemonefish nestle amid the tentacles of ...

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Photo: Bushman in a canoe

Bushman, Botswana

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2011

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Sunlight and shadows highlight a river Bushman ...

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Photo: Sharks photographed just underneath the surface of the water

Sharks, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, September 19, 2011

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Shooting over/under photos is ...

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Photo: Underwater cemetery

Neptune Memorial Reef, Florida

Photo of the Day, August 24, 2011

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Tomtate grunts and yellowtail snapper swim through Neptune Memorial ...

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Photo: Steller sea lions

Steller Sea Lions, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 20, 2011

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

Since gaining legal protection in the 1970s, Steller sea ...

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Photo: Sea stars and eelgrass

Sea Stars, British Columbia

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2011

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Purple sea stars and eelgrass flourish in the waters ...

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Photo: A close up of the mouth of a parrotfish

Parrotfish, Great Barrier Reef

Photo of the Day, July 18, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

The clownish grin of a bridled parrotfish reveals its power tools ...

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Photo: An underwater photograph of aquatic plants growing in a cave

Cave Diving, Yucatan Peninsula

Photo of the Day, June 15, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images

I have been a cave diver since 1997, and I ...

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Photo: An underwater sculpture park in Grenada

Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Adventure Photos

Underwater sculpture park in Grenada, West Indies

(This photo ...

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Photo: A sting ray swimming in grass flats

Sting Ray, Key West

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2011

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

I was on the grass flats just offshore in ...

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Photo: Artificial reef encrusted in tube sponges

Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2011

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In the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in ...

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Photo: Diver exploring sunken ship off Florida coast

Sunken Ship, Key Largo

Photo of the Day, March 13, 2011

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Upholstered with luminous sponges and corals, the bridge of ...

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Photo: School of spadefish

Spadefish, Bonin Islands

Photo of the Day, March 7, 2011

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Hunting for morsels of plankton, a school of spadefish ...

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Photo: Green anemone underwater near Vancouver Island

Green Anemone, Vancouver Island

Photo of the Day, February 18, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Diving Browning Passage at the northern end of Vancouver Island, British ...

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Photo: Person swimming among fish

Mediterranean Sea

Photo of the Day, February 11, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Feel the sea, the silence, the blue, the liberty. Mediterranean Sea ...

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Photo: Alaska king crab

Alaska King Crab

Photo of the Day, February 1, 2011

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Underneath the ice, spikes meet spikes as an Alaska king crab ...

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Photo: Snorkeler and fish in Thailand

Snorkeler, Thailand

Photo of the Day, December 5, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Adventure Photos

I headed out to Thailand from Los Angeles for ...

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Photo: Anemones and soft corals

Anemones and Soft Corals

Photo of the Day, November 29, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Vibrant anemones and soft corals are part of the ecosystem in ...

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Photo: Great white shark underwater

Great White Shark

Photo of the Day, November 17, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Great white sharks may well be the planet’s most ...

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Photo: Whale shark swimming underwater

Whale Shark, Australia

Photo of the Day, November 14, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Huge, docile whale sharks live in oceans around the world ...

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Photo: Jellyfish

Jellyfish, Palau

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Each day five million jellyfish glide across the surface of ...

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Photo: Salmon migrating

Pacific Salmon

Photo of the Day, November 7, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Six Pacific salmon species migrate back to Russia’s remote ...

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Photo: Gentoo penguins diving underwater

Gentoo Penguins, South Georgia

Photo of the Day, November 3, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

A squadron of gentoo penguins wings through the waters of ...

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Photo: Moray eel underwater

Moray Eel

Photo of the Day, October 31, 2010

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

Seventy miles southwest of Tokyo, a moray eel slithers ...

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Underwater Cave, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2010

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

The Cascade Room, some 80 feet (24 meters) beneath ...

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Photo: Hawksbill turtle swimming

Hawksbill Turtle, Barbados

Photo of the Day, October 8, 2010

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

Several species of morning swimmers—human tourists, protected turtles ...

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Photo: Tarpon and silverside fish

Tarpon and Silversides, Grand Cayman

Photo of the Day, September 2, 2010

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

The picture was taken at Eden Rock, Grand Cayman ...

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Photo: Crabeater seal underwater

Crabeater Seal

Photo of the Day, August 13, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

"Crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophagus) are one ...

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Photo: Man standing on an elephant’s tusks

Mahout and Elephant

Photo of the Day, August 10, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

Nazroo, a mahout (elephant driver), poses ...

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Photo: Lionfish and baitfish

Lionfish

Photo of the Day, August 4, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

A venomous lionfish breaks into a ...

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Photo: Dwarf minke whale underwater

Dwarf Minke Whale

Photo of the Day, August 2, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Photos From the 2009 International Photo Contest

A dwarf minke whale cuts through ...

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