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Photo of the Day : Underwater

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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

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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

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A dwarf minke whale cuts through ...

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Photo: Children watching a walrus in a large aquarium tank

Walrus, Washington State

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

A group of children watches as a walrus performs at Point Defiance ...

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Photo: Humpback whale calf swimming near water’s surface

Humpback Whale Calf

Photo of the Day, July 22, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

This curious calf swam right up to me for a close encounter ...

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Photo: A floating, bell-shaped jellyfish and a bright blue fish

Mosaic Jellyfish

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

A mosaic jellyfish floats serenely in the waters of the Coral Sea ...

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Photo: Nudibranch underwater

Spanish Dancer Nudibranch

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

There are more than 3,000 known nudibranch species, and scientists estimate ...

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Photo: Manta ray underwater

Manta Ray, Maldives

Photo of the Day, July 16, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

Each year lunar tides and Indian Ocean monsoon currents combine to drive ...

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Photo: Albino alligator floating underwater

Albino Alligator

Photo of the Day, July 10, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

A rare albino alligator photographed from underwater creates a mirror-like reflection on ...

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Photo: Lion’s mane jellyfish nestled in kelp

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Photo of the Day, July 6, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

A lion's mane jellyfish nestled in a kelp frond.

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Photo: Green sea turtle swimming underwater

Green Sea Turtle, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, June 23, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

A Hawaiian green sea turtle swims in just a few feet of ...

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Photo: Clownfish swimming among anemone

Clownfish and Bubble-Tipped Anemone

Photo of the Day, April 18, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

Bleached by high water temperatures, this bubble-tipped anemone is largely ...

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Photo: Skunk clownfish

Skunk Clownfish and Sea Anemone

Photo of the Day, March 18, 2010

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

Amphiprion akallopisos (skunk clownfish) and Heteractis magnifica (magnificent sea ...

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Photo: Clownfish and developing eggs

Tomato Clownfish

Photo of the Day, March 8, 2010

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

A male tomato clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) tends his field ...

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Photo: Diver surrounded by a ring of barracuda

Barracuda, Bismarck Sea

Photo of the Day, February 22, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

A school of barracuda surrounds a naturalist in the Bismarck Sea ...

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Photo: Leopard seal swimming underwater

Leopard Seal

Photo of the Day, February 4, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Photos

Sinuous for its size—up to 12 feet (3.7 meters ...

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Photo: Saltwater crocodile lunging out of water

Saltwater Crocodile

Photo of the Day, January 22, 2010

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A saltwater crocodile lunges for the camera. This photo was taken ...

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Photo: Old dock wood submerged in water

Lake Ohrid Dock Remains

Photo of the Day, January 15, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

This is part of the old dock of Lake Ohrid, Republic ...

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Photo: Manatee and fish

Manatee and Fish

Photo of the Day, January 11, 2010

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

A manatee photographed in Florida

 

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Photo: Manta rays swimming underwater

Manta Rays, Hanifaru Bay, Maldives

Photo of the Day, December 30, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Most Popular Photos From 2009

Graceful and efficient, 2,000-pound mantas feed on ...

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Photo: Penguins swimming underwater

Penguins Under Water, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, December 21, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Most Popular Photos From 2009

Penguins surface near an air hole in Antarctica ...

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Photo: Octopus against a dark background

Octopus, Hawaii

Photo of the Day, December 16, 2009

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An octopus I came across on a dive ...

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Photo: Koi feeding, Texas

Koi Feeding, Texas

Photo of the Day, December 8, 2009

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Blue sky reflects off the surface waves created ...

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Photo: Tour boat seen from the surface of water

Tour Boat, Kenya Coast

Photo of the Day, November 20, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

On the 11th of July 2008 I was snorkeling off the ...

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Photo: Freshwater dolphin swimming

Freshwater Dolphin, Amazon

Photo of the Day, September 1, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine

Imagined lords of a golden underwater city—the Encante—Amazon ...

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Beluga Whales, Canada

Photo of the Day, July 1, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images From the 2008 International Photo Contest

A pod of beluga whales diving ...

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Photo: Humpback whales in sunlit water

Humpback Whales in Sunlit Water, Tahiti

Photo of the Day, April 20, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

When you swim with humpback whales it's not their ...

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Waters boil with jellyfish in one of Palau's marine lakes.

Jellyfish Swarm, Palau

Photo of the Day, April 11, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

Waters boil with jellyfish in one of Palau's marine ...

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Photo: Gray reef shark swimming in Kingman Reef

Gray Reef Shark, Kingman Reef

Photo of the Day, April 9, 2009

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Environment

Gray reef sharks and red snappers hover above a patch ...

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