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Photo of the Day : Adventure & Exploration

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Picture of a Sherpa on Ama Dablam, Himalaya

A Perilous Profession

Photo of the Day, November 10, 2014

In April 2014, a devastating avalanche killed 16 expedition workers on Mount Everest, becoming the worst accident in the peak ...

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Picture of a canoe on Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Lake Effect

Photo of the Day, October 26, 2014

Canoers paddle the opaque surface of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada’s Banff National Park. Ben Leshchinsky captured the “disorienting ...

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Picture of climbers getting ready in the Indian Himalaya

Moonlit Mountaineers

Photo of the Day, October 15, 2014

At 16,700 feet and a temperature of minus 20ºF, Jake Norton (right) and Dave Morton eat a quick dinner ...

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Interior picture of an ice cave near the Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Under Thin Ice

Photo of the Day, October 5, 2014

On Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, fire and ice meet to form an otherworldly underground. Located on a slope of the ...

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Picture of a school of fish underwater near Cocos Island

Red Fish, Blue Fish

Photo of the Day, September 14, 2014

While traveling in Central America, Your Shot member Tracey Jennings dove in the waters off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island ...

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Picture of a surfer seen from above at Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Surf and Turf

Photo of the Day, July 25, 2014

A surfer rides a wave as it crashes onto the shore at Palm Beach in New South Wales, Australia, giving ...

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Picture of glowing lava inside the Halemaumau Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcanic Selfie

Photo of the Day, July 23, 2014

Lava glows red-hot, churning and rumbling in Kilauea Volcano’s Halemaumau Crater in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. “It is ...

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Picture of an expedition team standing by a subterranean lake in southern Guizhou Province in China

A Phantom Lake

Photo of the Day, July 15, 2014

Members of a British-led expedition pause at a subterranean lake on the way to Titan Chamber in southern Guizhou Province ...

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Picture of a climber on China’s Moon Hill

Scenic Route

Photo of the Day, June 28, 2014

Climber Emily Harrington takes the hard way up southern China’s Moon Hill, an arch from the remains of a ...

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Picture of Jupiter moon Europa

Distant Oasis

Photo of the Day, June 16, 2014

The frozen, fissured surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, seen here in a colorized mosaic image from the Galileo spacecraft ...

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Picture of skiers on a run in the Bugaboos, B.C., Canada

Powder Lines

Photo of the Day, June 10, 2014

Heli-skiers make fresh tracks on a powder run in the Bugaboos in British Columbia, Canada. The mountain range, part of ...

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Picture of a diver in Green Lake, Tragöss, Austria

Underwater Park

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2014

Every spring, melting snow creates a dreamscape in Tragöss, Austria. Green Lake, which for most of the year is no ...

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Picture of a porcelain crab hiding in an anemone, Philippines

Crabby Boarder

Photo of the Day, May 12, 2014

A porcelain crab peers out from a sea anemone in this picture by Your Shot member Thomas Bannenberg, who captured ...

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Picture of a harp seal near the Magdalen Islands

Hugging the Ice

Photo of the Day, May 11, 2014

In a picture that appears in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a lone harp seal hugs thinning ...

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Picture of a skimboarder hitting breaking waves in the Philippines

Skimming the Surface

Photo of the Day, April 26, 2014

"A local gets airborne as he hits the breaking waves with his skimboard at the Barangay Urbiztondo beach in San ...

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Picture of cavers inside Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam.

Cave Inn

Photo of the Day, February 26, 2014

"After two days of trekking and caving, we reached the first camp inside Hang Son Doong [mountain river cave], the ...

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Picture of climber Alex Honnold dangling from a seaside cliff in Oman

Going Solo

Photo of the Day, January 18, 2014

Determined to finish a new route, superclimber Alex Honnold dangles from an overhang on Oman's Musandam Peninsula. After pushing ...

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Picture of climbers descending into a moulin in the Gorner Glacier

Gorner Glacier, Switzerland

Photo of the Day, November 13, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

Beneath the stars, two scientific explorers descend into the icy depths ...

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Picture of a climber suspended from a rock in Antarctica

Climber, Queen Maud Land

Photo of the Day, October 16, 2013

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Suspended from an anchor in the rock hundreds of ...

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Picture of a man sitting in front of the Great Sphinx

Great Sphinx, Egypt

Photo of the Day, December 4, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

In 1928 National Geographic Editor Gilbert H. Grosvenor wanted ...

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Picture of two men looking toward mountain peaks, Caucasus, Russia

Caucasus, Russia

Photo of the Day, December 1, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

Two men look toward mountain peaks in the Caucasus ...

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Picture of a climber in an ice cave in Antarctica

Warren Cave, Antarctica

Photo of the Day, October 21, 2012

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

A mix of ropes and ladders eases access to ...

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Picture of a climber scaling a rock face in Nepal

Caves, Nepal

Photo of the Day, October 6, 2012

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

To reach a series of caves dug into a ...

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Pictures of climbers along a trail in Nepal

Kali Gandaki River, Nepal

Photo of the Day, September 28, 2012

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

Climbers and scientists follow a trail above the Kali ...

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Photo: A climber standing inside an ice cave in Slovenia

Ice Cave, Slovenia

Photo of the Day, August 14, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

Ice caves are melting; that's a fact. In an ice ...

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Photo: Hikers trekking through Claustral Canyon in Australia

Claustral Canyon, Australia

Photo of the Day, May 31, 2012

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

Veteran guide John Robens (at far left) leads a ...

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Photo: A mountain biker rides through the mist in South Africa.

Mountain Biker, South Africa

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2012

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

The town of Hilton in South Africa is known ...

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Photo: Renan Ozturk slacklining over the Gavea Stone in Rio de Janeiro

Slackline, Rio de Janeiro

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2012

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

The sunset slackline image is of my good friend ...

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Photo: Vehicles driving over salt flats in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Photo of the Day, May 28, 2012

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

On the eastern margin of Salar de Uyuni in ...

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Photo: A Sherpa carrying luggage near a monastery in Nepal

Mount Everest, Nepal

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2012

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

A Sherpa carries luggage in the vicinity of the ...

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Photo: Scientists collecting samples from a giant redwood tree

Redwood Tree, California

Photo of the Day, May 26, 2012

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

Partway up a 350-foot tree, botanist Marie Antoine (at ...

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Photo: Skiier Max Kuszaj skiing at sunset in Utah

Sunset Skiing, Utah

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2012

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

Max Kuszaj skis at sunset in Alta, Utah.

Find ...

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Photo: A volcanologist on Mutnovsky volcano in Kamchatka, Russia

Mutnovsky Volcano, Kamchatka

Photo of the Day, May 24, 2012

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

A volcanologist strides through a murky expanse of steam ...

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Photo: A climber scaling a frozen waterfall in Croatia

Ice Climbing, Croatia

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2012

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

The long retention of low temperature favored the icing ...

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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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