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In for a Treat

“This beautiful, coppery-headed emerald hummingbird had been dancing with this amazing flower in the Costa Rican highlands,” writes Your Shot member Florian Kuster. “His attitude, colors, and plumage were just sublime. One can see all the details of even the smallest feather despite the fast movement of the bird’s wings.”

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

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Svan Rider

Centuries-old defensive towers loom over remote villages in the Svaneti region of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains. Svans in the collection of villages that make up Ushguli—a World Heritage site—hold on to deep traditions. Horses still provide reliable transport throughout the largely roadless region.

See more pictures from the October 2014 feature story “Medieval Mountain Hideaway.”

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

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

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The Joy of Mathing

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

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Withered

“I live in a typical Japanese town and often go for a walk at dusk,” writes Matsuura Tomoya, a member of our Your Shot community. “On my walking route, there are small plants that nobody ever takes any notice of growing in the cracks of the asphalt road.” Tomoya picked up some of the withered plants and used a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to capture this image.

“There is even more magnificent nature existing in each small part of what we often think of as nature, and a life-and-death drama is repeatedly played out there,” he writes.

See more of Tomoya’s SEM images in the Long Lens feature “The Art of Decay.”»

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

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On Faith

In California’s Central Valley, water in wildlife refuges is down by around 30 percent. Here, migratory geese on their journey north congregate on the Faith Ranch near the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, one of the Central Valley’s few scraps of native wildlife habitat.

See more pictures from October 2014 feature article “When the Snows Fail.

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

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Call of the Wild

A lioness roars a warning to her cubs in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. “She was perched on a hill right on the side of the dirt road,” writes Your Shot member Linda Porter, who captured the picture on an evening game drive. On an opposite hill were three young male lions, which sometimes kill cubs. “Our guide knew this lioness had three young cubs that were were out of sight and hidden. We observed her for over an hour as she continued to call out to her cubs, warning them of the potential danger that lurked across the way. Unlike most of our children, these cubs were extremely obedient and remained hidden.”

Porter’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is working to avert the extinction of lions, cheetahs, and other big cats. Find out how you can get involved.

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

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Net Collection

Fishing nets are collected on a beach near Da Nang, Vietnam. Located on the central Vietnamese coast, the city of Da Nang is a gateway to popular beaches, the World Heritage sites of Hoi An and My Son, and the Marble Mountains.

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

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Hollow Greeting

An owl peers from a tree hollow in Northumberland, United Kingdom. After unlucky weather derailed a trip to see puffins on the Farne Islands, Your Shot member Karthik Vilwanathan drove with a friend around a nearby woodland area, hoping to see birds of prey. “This time we were lucky,” he writes. “I saw this little owl pop its head out a few times from the tree, so I waited patiently, and 20 minutes later I captured this image.”

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Posted by on September 24, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Abduct

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Posted by on September 23, 2014 in The Front Page of the Internet

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