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Photo of the Day : Underwater

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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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Photo: A diver exploring a bed of deepwater whip coral off the coast of Japan

Deepwater Whip Coral, Japan

Photo of the Day, May 22, 2012

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

What looks like a tangle of gnarled cables is ...

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Photo: Surfer Coco Ho photographed beneath a wave

Underwater Surfer

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2012

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

Surfer Coco Ho is momentarily suspended weightless between the ...

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Photo: A diver following a guideline through a cave in the Bahamas

Dan's Cave, Abaco Island

Photo of the Day, May 18, 2012

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

Following the guideline her life depends on, a diver ...

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Photo: Fish and other marine life swimming around the Yongala shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef

Shipwreck, Great Barrier Reef

Photo of the Day, May 9, 2012

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

Marine life in the Yongala shipwreck, Great Barrier Reef ...

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Photo: A whale shark feeding on plankton off the coast of Djibouti

Whale Shark, Gulf of Tadjoura

Photo of the Day, April 22, 2012

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

In winter young whale sharks come to feed on ...

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Photo: An underwater view of lily pads in a lake in the Adirondacks

Lily Pads, Eagle Lake

Photo of the Day, April 4, 2012

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

An underwater camera offers a fish's-eye view of ...

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Photo: A coral reef in the Red Sea

Coral Reef, Red Sea

Photo of the Day, March 21, 2012

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

Rarely visited, the reefs off Saudi Arabia in the ...

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Photo: A man swimming with a whale shark in New Guinea

Whale Shark, New Guinea

Photo of the Day, February 2, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

"Suddenly he just jumped in!" says photographer Michael Aw. Sarmin Tangadji ...

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Picture of a submerged plane in the Bahamas

Submerged Plane, Bahamas

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

While island hopping around the Bahamas in a Cessna C172 aircraft ...

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Photo: A swimmer underneath a breaking wave in Sydney, Australia

Swimmer, Coogee Beach

Photo of the Day, December 28, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

A swimmer stretches out to avoid the ...

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Photo: A great white shark approaching divers in a cage

Great White Shark and Divers

Photo of the Day, December 17, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Cage divers are confronted by a great ...

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Photo: An over-underwater view of an octopus in Italy

Octopus, Italy

Photo of the Day, December 15, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Despite the strong human presence on the ...

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Photo: An underwater air bubble

Ocean Air Bubble

Photo of the Day, December 2, 2011

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

An air bubble ascending from the ocean ...

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Photo: Fish swimming among sea pens

Sea Pens, New Zealand

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2011

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

Soft corals called sea pens, usually found at depth ...

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Photo: A translucent shrimp on anemones in Kingman Reef

Shrimp, Kingman Reef

Photo of the Day, November 15, 2011

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

Translucent shrimp on anemones, Kingman Reef, 2007

(From the ...

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Photo: Manatee swimming in a freshwater spring

Manatee, Florida

Photo of the Day, October 30, 2011

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

A manatee swims in a freshwater spring ...

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunlight and shadows highlight a river Bushman ...

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