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Photo of the Day : Landscapes

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Picture of Mount Fuji at sunrise seen from Asagiri Kogen

Sleeping Giant

Photo of the Day, July 21, 2014

Mount Fuji looms over Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, after a heavy rainstorm. “When I took the photos in a breathless ...

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Picture of a night cityscape in Hong Kong

Magic Eye

Photo of the Day, July 20, 2014

Hong Kong’s breathtaking skyline takes on a dizzying effect in the darkness. “It is a forest made by the ...

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Picture of penguins in Antarctica

Freeze Frame

Photo of the Day, July 19, 2014

"On my last day in Antarctica photographing emperor penguins at their nesting grounds, I came across this little hole (a ...

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Picture of a cloud of butterflies in the Tucavaca Valley in eastern Bolivia

Flying Confetti

Photo of the Day, July 17, 2014

A cloud of butterflies descends upon the Tucavaca Valley in eastern Bolivia. In years with shorter, wetter dry seasons, millions ...

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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 solitary tree in the cosmopolitan landscape of Dubai

Branching Out

Photo of the Day, July 14, 2014

A lone tree on the edge of the city seems to stand as a testament to Dubai’s changing landscape ...

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Picture of a red storm cloud in Spring Creek, Queensland, Australia

Crimson Clouds

Photo of the Day, July 13, 2014

Red storm clouds hang heavy over Spring Creek, Queensland, Australia. Photographer Terence West had been chasing the storm across the ...

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Picture of red-crowned cranes in Tsurui, Hokkaido, Japan

Crane Games

Photo of the Day, July 11, 2014

Endangered red-crowned cranes wade through frosty waters on a cold morning in Tsurui, Hokkaido, Japan. Here, they're considered one ...

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Picture of Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India

Pangong Lake, India

Photo of the Day, July 9, 2014

Blue water swirls with green at Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India. The Himalayan lake lies on the Sino-Indian boundary and ...

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Picture of the Golden Gate Bridge covered in fog

In the Clouds

Photo of the Day, July 4, 2014

As the sun sets on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a Pacific coast fog rolls in, mingling with low ...

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Picture of people walking through the mist under a tree, China

Autumn Fairy Tale

Photo of the Day, July 2, 2014

A timeless trio goes on its way in Xiapu, a county in eastern China. "I like the mood and the ...

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Picture of the Grand Canyon covered in clouds

After the Snowfall

Photo of the Day, June 30, 2014

Your Shot member Veronika Pekkerne Toth captured this shot the day after an all-day snowfall. "On this morning the weather ...

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Picture of a marmot standing near a lake in Ladakh, India

Marmot Watch

Photo of the Day, June 29, 2014

“This photo was taken during a 100-kilometer [62-mile] trekking trip in Ladakh, India, at an altitude of 4,500 meters ...

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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 a young girl tending goats near Shiikh, Somaliland

A Fragile Livelihood

Photo of the Day, June 25, 2014

In this picture from the July 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a girl tends goats in the mountains near ...

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Picture of the Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Neist Point Lighthouse

Photo of the Day, June 24, 2014

"After several days of rain, I finally got to witness a beautiful sunset at Neist Point Lighthouse and took this ...

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Picture of river delta near Iceland's Langjökull glacier

Over the Delta

Photo of the Day, June 22, 2014

"I was shooting for my upcoming book on Iceland and hired a pilot to fly me over the highlands," writes ...

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Picture of two dolphins playing in the surf off Point Danger, Tweed Heads, Australia

Dolphin Games

Photo of the Day, June 21, 2014

"These two dolphins were playing out in the deeper ocean for some time," writes Brodie McCabe, who captured this picture ...

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Picture of Yangshuo, China, at night

Urban Formations

Photo of the Day, June 20, 2014

Yangshuo, China, was a sleepy village two decades ago, when foreign climbers and cavers began frequenting nearby formations. Today domestic ...

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Picture of a llama in Bolivia

Beribboned in Bolivia

Photo of the Day, June 19, 2014

"At 14,000 feet in icy winds this llama was completely at home," writes Esther Buttery, who submitted this photo ...

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Picture of a landscape mural at a Tibetan Buddhist college in Sichuan Province, Ganzi, China

Western Wall

Photo of the Day, June 18, 2014

A mural decorates a wall near a Tibetan Buddhist college in China's Sichuan Province.

This photo and caption were ...

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Picture of waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Falling Water

Photo of the Day, June 17, 2014

"The shafts of light in [this] canyon [were] one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen," says Peter ...

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Picture of a group of colorfully dressed people conversing by a car in the Zanskar region of India

Curious Ones

Photo of the Day, June 13, 2014

"Zanskar is one of the most beautiful and remote regions of Ladakh in India," writes Rajiv Kumar, a member of ...

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Picture of fireflies in the Sele Valley in southern Italy

Night Lights

Photo of the Day, June 11, 2014

"I've always been fascinated by the magic of fireflies in the Sele Valley of southern Italy, where I live ...

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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 the village of St. Magdalena, Italy

Light in the Afternoon

Photo of the Day, June 8, 2014

"The town of St. Magdalena, Italy, sits at the base of the Dolomite mountain range, with an amazingly beautiful view ...

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Picture of a bird’s-eye view of Dubai at sunrise

Dubai Sunrise

Photo of the Day, June 5, 2014

"This photo was taken on a flight to Egypt, when we were flying over the city of Dubai," says Kevin ...

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Picture of the sunset over mountaintops in Xingping, China

Sunset at Xingping

Photo of the Day, June 4, 2014

The sun sets over the mountaintops in Xingping, China, in this photo by Your Shot member James Bian.

"Guilin and ...

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Picture of the Yuchae Festival in Busan, South Korea

Riverside Blooms

Photo of the Day, June 1, 2014

"The Nakdong Riverside Yuchae Festival in Busan, South Korea, is an annual event that I'd never been to before ...

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Picture of wild horses near Mount John Laurie, Alberta, Canada

Wild Horses

Photo of the Day, May 30, 2014

Wild horses graze under the watch of Mount John Laurie in Alberta, Canada. The peak is also known as Mount ...

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Picture of children playing cricket along the English Channel

Playing Through

Photo of the Day, May 29, 2014

"Warm inland. Cold at sea. So fog rolls in," writes Your Shot member Cedric Delves, who captured this image in ...

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Picture of a sunrise from inside Cathedral Cove, New Zealand

Cathedral Cove

Photo of the Day, May 27, 2014

Sunrise lights up Cathedral Cove, an iconic spot near Hahei, New Zealand. The natural tunnel is part of the Te ...

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Picture of two umbrellas and green grass from above

Aerial Geometry

Photo of the Day, May 25, 2014

Paused for a moment in the rain, two pedestrians create a striking scene captured from above. This picture was taken ...

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Picture of a misty riverside village in China

Water Town

Photo of the Day, May 23, 2014

Fog rises from the water on an early morning in China. The country has many "water towns" such as this ...

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Picture of fishermen casting nets in Vietnam

Fishermen's Song

Photo of the Day, May 21, 2014

Nguyễn Dinh Thanh, a member of our Your Shot community, took this photo in Hue, Vietnam.

"Located in the middle ...

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Picture of Mt. Fuji reflected in Lake Kawaguchi, Japan

Mount Fuji by Moonlight

Photo of the Day, May 16, 2014

Mount Fuji is reflected in the still water of Lake Kawaguchi in this National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest submission by ...

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