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Getting Their Shot

“The Oslo Opera House is a very special place,” writes Wim Uyttenbroeck, who captured this picture in the Norwegian capital. “These three colorful photographers make a nice contrast against the white stone and plate glass of the building. The white clouds in the sky make the picture complete.”

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest.

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

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Put a Wing on It

In this picture by Mohd Khorshid, a willow warbler splashes in a pool of water in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait. Willow warblers pass through the country in large numbers during their long seasonal migrations.

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Find your best travel photos and join the competition.

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

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Peak of Dawn

Shirley poppies bloom in a field near Japan’s Mount Tsukuba, here silhouetted against an early morning sky. The mountain—which can be ascended via a hiking trail or cable car—has two peaks, each rising more than 2,800 feet.

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Find your best travel photos and join the competition.

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

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Tree Top

A lone tree grows on a pillar of quartz and sandstone in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. There are more than 3,000 such peaks in the Hunan Province park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its diverse landscape—dense forest, gullies, cliffs, and valleys—shelter macaque and rhesus monkeys, pangolins, and Chinese giant salamanders, as well as rare birds and trees.

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Find your best travel photos and join the competition.

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

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Bay Breach

“This image was captured as we were returning from a fruitless search for active humpback whales,” writes David Howells, who took this picture on Canada’s Witless Bay. “We had given up as the sun was setting and were returning to harbor when this young humpback started breaching right in front of us. Sometimes you just get lucky!”

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

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Morning Swim

“Swimming is an early morning ritual for many people in Australia,” writes Massimo Rumi, who captured this sunrise shot on Sydney’s popular Bondi Beach.

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Find your best travel photos and join the competition.

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

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Power Lines

In this entry to the Traveler Photo Contest, two power plant workers walk over a generator cover in Itaipu, a hydroelectric power plant on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.

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Posted by on June 24, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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A Peek at Yoho

Once a whistle-stop on a wilderness railroad, Canada’s Yoho National Park is now a hot spot of science and scenery. Here, reed-fenced Emerald Lake reflects blue sky and snowy Michael Peak flanked by woodlands.

See more pictures from the June 2015 feature story “Canada’s Little Park of Wonders.

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Posted by on June 23, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Energy Flow

The spring season comes slowly to the mountains of Aomori, Japan, writes photographer Sho Shibata, adding that the beech trees will begin to bud before the snow has even melted. Here, Shibata captures a Mount Hakkoda forest wreathed in morning mist.

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Posted by on June 22, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Killer Tails

Orcas show their smarts by working together to whip up a meal. Here, a pod hunts for herring in Norway’s Andfjorden. Members of the pod coordinate their moves, herding a mass of herring into a manageable ball. They then whip their tails against the ball, stunning or killing the fish.

See more pictures from the June 2015 feature story “Feeding Frenzy.

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Posted by on June 21, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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