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Spiritual Niche

Construction vehicles work the ground at the Longmen Grottoes near Luoyang in Henan Province, China. Situated along both banks of the Yi River, the site’s numerous caves and niches house thousands of Buddhist statues carved from the stone cliffs. Longmen’s works—including nearly 3,000 inscriptions—were carved during the late Northern Wei and early Tang dynasties, with the earliest carvings dating to the late fifth century.

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Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Caught on Camera

A camera trap near Yellowstone National Park catches a grizzly bear stealing whitebark pine nuts from a squirrel’s cache. The nuts are an important food for the bears, a threatened species.

See more pictures from the April 2015 feature story “The Bug That’s Eating the Woods.” Photographer Drew Rush talks about the story behind the shot on our photography blog, Proof.

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Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Duh!

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Posted by on March 29, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Minor Assistance

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Posted by on March 29, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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All the Fish in the Sea

Your Shot member Jeff Hester was drawn to make this image because, he says, “I believe this is what our oceans should look like.” But Cabo Pulmo, a marine park off Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, hasn’t always been this way. “In 1995, [the] park was established by local citizens to counteract depleted reef fishes and marine life due to overfishing,” he says. “Today, the biomass is booming, and the ecosystem is returning to a healthy state. For this particular image, I wanted to show some scale … so I had my wife, seen in the foreground, swim ahead of me.”

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Posted by on March 29, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Top of the Ladder

Cincinnati Fire Department recruits participate in a morning drill. The assignment? Climb to the top of a hundred-foot aerial ladder. Your Shot member Adam Schierberg, also a firefighter, positioned himself at the top of a drill tower to get this shot. “My intention was to capture the intensity of the climb by taking a vertical approach that also captured [the] anxiously awaiting candidates,” he writes.

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Posted by on March 28, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Deer Hide

“This situation happened to come to fruition due to my five-year-old’s love of the outdoors,” says Your Shot member Jeremy Baker, who captured this shot in Minot, North Dakota. Baker’s son had asked to go for a drive to look for wildlife to photograph. “[While] driving down a secluded dirt road … I noticed a doe moving through the dried up sunflowers, trying to hide from me. I turned off my truck and used the window as a tripod and snapped away, as she was curious enough to show me her vulnerable side.”

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Posted by on March 27, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Immortality

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Posted by on March 26, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Grueling Coursework

Policemen in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh are put through a grueling commando course at the Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare College, in Kanker. In India’s mineral-rich jungles, Maoist militants called Naxalites have found a foothold through violence and extortion. Chhattisgarh is among two states with the worst record of Naxalite violence.

See more pictures from the April 2015 feature story “How Coal Fuels India’s Insurgency.”

Lynsey Addario talks about going beyond her comfort zone to make powerful images, on Proof.

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Posted by on March 26, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Against the Wind

A snowy owl appears to fight against the elements during extreme weather conditions near Quebec City, Canada. “I knew that many snowy owls were in the area,” writes Your Shot member Dominic Roy, “but it’s not always easy to find them.”

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Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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