Why National Geographic "Photo of the Day" is so Special ...

Neecey

The photographs featured by National Geographic are well known for their awesomeness. Whether from professional or amateur photographers, the pictures capture our wonderful world in so many ways. From human interest to stunning wildlife to incredible scenery, there's so much to admire. Here's a selection from the National Geographic "photo of the Day" archives. Sit back and enjoy!

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1

Circle of Life by Federico Cabello

A shoal of sardines
Circle of Life by Federico Cabello

2

Cloud Cover by Brendon WAINWRIGHT

Table Mountain and Cape Town, South Africa
Cloud Cover by Brendon WAINWRIGHT

3

Sacred Feathers by Marco Vernaschi

In Argentina’s Jujuy Province, the Suris' feathered costumes represent the nandu, or rhea, sacred bird of the Suris.
Sacred Feathers by Marco Vernaschi

4

Bushfire Season by Pierre Destribats

Port Hedland, Western Australia
Bushfire Season by Pierre Destribats

5

Fearless Symmetry by Souvik Kundu

Tiger cubs in India’s Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Fearless Symmetry by Souvik Kundu

6

Ice Sheet by Murray FREDERICKS

The ice and skies of Greenland
Ice Sheet by Murray FREDERICKS

7

Trunk Show by Ashwati Vipin

Orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi National Park, Kenya
Trunk Show by Ashwati Vipin

8

The Village by Gabor Dvornik

The lake at the nature reserve in Sződliget, Hungary
The Village by Gabor Dvornik

9

Bodybuilders by Adhi Prayoga

Ants using their bodies to build a bridge to reach food in Mataram, Indonesia
Bodybuilders by Adhi Prayoga

10

Morning Java by Achmad Sumawijaya

Mount Bromo (in foreground) and Mount Semeru (in background) on a misty morning in East Java, Indonesia
Morning Java by Achmad Sumawijaya

11

Bird Break by Tylee Parvin

Flamingo at Birmingham Zoo in Alabama, USA
Bird Break by Tylee Parvin

12

The Dreaming Tree by Christian Spencer

Galah birds in the Strzelecki Desert of Australia
The Dreaming Tree by Christian Spencer

13

Golden Goal by Florian Goppold

Beach soccer at Praia do Farol da Barra, Brazil
Golden Goal by Florian Goppold

14

Big and Little Dipper by Marco Mattiussi

Bears in Kurile Lake, in Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula
Big and Little Dipper by Marco Mattiussi

15

Hazy Arizona by Peter Essick

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Hazy Arizona by Peter Essick

16

Soldiering through by Joey Jdm

Fourth Stryker Brigade combat Team returning to the USA from Afghanistan
Soldiering through by Joey Jdm

17

In for a Treat by Florian Kuster

Hummingbird in Costa Rica
In for a Treat by Florian Kuster

18

Autumn Portrait by Regina

Forest park in Lithuania
Autumn Portrait by Regina

19

The Sea Life by Matthieu Paley

A member of the Bajau people of Malaysia
The Sea Life by Matthieu Paley

20

Freeze Frame by Keith Szafranski

Penguins in Antarctica
Freeze Frame by Keith Szafranski

21

Cathedral Cove by Chris Gin

One of New Zealand's most stunning beaches
Cathedral Cove by Chris Gin

22

Water Town by Thierry Bornier

Unspecified town in Fenghuang County, China
Water Town by Thierry Bornier

23

Shanghai Selfies - by Jian Gao

Women take pictures of themselves in front of the Shanghai skyline
Shanghai Selfies - by Jian Gao

24

Island in the Sky by Shane Kalyn

Tumuch Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Island in the Sky by Shane Kalyn

25

Skimming the Surface by Richard Balonglong

Surfer at Barangay Urbiztondo beach in San Juan, La Union, Philippines
Skimming the Surface by Richard Balonglong

26

Fast Tango by Martin Gallie

Dancers at the Lucerna Music Bar in Prague, Czech Republic
Fast Tango by Martin Gallie

27

Atoll Tale by Thomas Peschak

Young Galápagos sharks nose the camera in the lagoon of the Bassas da India atoll
Atoll Tale by Thomas Peschak

28

En Fuego by Diego Fabriccio Diaz Palomo

Guatemala's Acatenango Volcano
En Fuego by Diego Fabriccio Diaz Palomo

29

The Elegance of the Egret by Howard Williams

Photographed at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey, USA
The Elegance of the Egret by Howard Williams

30

Blast of Color by Sandipa Malakar

Holi at Radha Krishna Temple in Kolkata, India
Blast of Color by Sandipa Malakar

31

Shades of Red by Caruso Furyk

Umbrellas shade novice monks at a pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar
Shades of Red by Caruso Furyk

32

Reflecting the Ages by Paul Weeks

Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Reflecting the Ages by Paul Weeks

33

A Mutual Benefit by David Doubliet

An anemone and its tenant, a pink anemonefish, look out for each other in the waters of Papua New Guinea's Kimbe Bay.
A Mutual Benefit by David Doubliet

34

Northern Lights by Christian Nesset

Night view of Sunndalsøra, Norway
Northern Lights by Christian Nesset

35

Going Solo by Jimmy Chin

Superclimber Alex Honnold dangles from an overhang on Oman's Musandam Peninsula
Going Solo by Jimmy Chin

36

Arriving for Prayer by John Stanmeyer

Wrapped in white to symbolize purity, women arrive for prayer at an Ethiopian Orthodox church in Asaita
Arriving for Prayer by John Stanmeyer

37

Street Colors by Brian Yen

Hong Kong after a summer rain shower
Street Colors by Brian Yen

38

Grasshopper and Moss by Andrey Antov

A green grasshopper rests aboard a red mushroom boat in a sea of moss.
Grasshopper and Moss by Andrey Antov

39

Rice Mill by Pronob Ghosh

A rice mill worker rests in Bangladesh.
Rice Mill by Pronob Ghosh

40

Canvasback Ducks by Paul Bramble

Ducks gather at dawn in a private tidal pond in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, USA
Canvasback Ducks by Paul Bramble

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Amazing!

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Stunning - great post, thanks Neecey!!

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Wonderful!

Unforgetable, dream like photos thank you for sharing

This is truly amazing the photographes must stay there for hours.

The 13th Photo is not Brazil.It is in GHANA.

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