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The Sunflower

Your Shot community member Bernardo Cesare counts this submission, a photomicrograph of an ocean jasper from Madagascar, among his favorites. Cesare had put thin sections of jasper under a microscope, and “They turned out to contain a microscopic garden of flowers,” he says. This shot was “by many named the Sunflower.”

Read more about the process of creating this image in a recent Your Shot: Spotlight interview with Cesare.

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Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Posted by on January 30, 2014 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Mourning in Romania

Funeral ceremony, Romania

“The composition and perspective work together very well here. I like how the delicate flowers so neatly placed on the tombstones mirror the crowd of people, the specks of color echoed in the clothes of the mourners. It feels almost as if we are witnessing a metamorphosis of sorts.” —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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A Study in Pink

“We took off in a Cessna from a little dusty airstrip just beside Lake Turkana in northern Kenya,” says Your Shot contributor Ken Dyball. “We had waited out the heat of the day so we could use the soft afternoon light. [After] about five to ten minutes flying south, we encountered these flamingos flying over Lake Logipi.”

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Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Determined

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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in The Front Page of the Internet

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01/26/2014

01/26/2014

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Here Be Dragons

An adult Komodo dragon hangs out near Indonesia’s Komodo village. With people living inside the dragon-protecting Komodo National Park and poorly marked boundaries for wildlife habitat, encounters with lizards are inevitable. Most end without injury.

See more pictures from the January 2014 feature story “Once Upon a Dragon.”

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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Northern Lights

Night view of Sunndalsøra, Norway, a town surrounded by spectacular mountains

“I love seeing the pulse of life cozily tucked away between the sleeping mountains. Energy and serenity come together here in a pleasing way.” —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Hungary Birds

“On a good day in the field, a birder might see a flock of birds,” writes photographer Réka Zsimon of this photo of great egrets in the tidal area of the Danube in Hungary. The image received an honorable mention in the Nature category of the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest.

This photo was submitted to the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest.

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Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Predawn Offering

Before dawn during India’s Maha Kumbh Mela—the largest religious festival in the world—an old woman performs puja, a ritual offering to the gods. Kumbh Mela’s most devout pilgrims are often elderly. They come for the entire festival and renounce all comfort while there.

See more pictures from the February 2014 feature story “The Karma of the Crowd.”

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Posted by on January 25, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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