Quan Son Lagoon

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  A woman catches shrimp as morning dew shrouds the Quan Son lagoon in Vietnam. “Each day, she can catch up [to] two baskets of shrimp,” says Your Shot photographer Quoc Loc, “and each basket can be sold for just … Read More

Seabird sanctuary

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Birds fly over Bass Rock, a seabird sanctuary in Scotland’s Firth of Forth. The rocky island is home to 150,000 northern gannets, the world’s largest population. John Birch says a slow shutter speed helped him capture the “several thousand [that] … Read More

Amantani Island

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Rain at last. A month-long stretch of no rain on Amantani Island in Lake Titikaka, Peru, ended one night with a spectacular storm. Photographer Filippo Taddei was upset he couldn’t spend the evening outside, but he was relieved for nearby … Read More

Free dive

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A free diver emerges from the depth of Swallows Cave in Tonga’s Vava’u Group islands, finding a living cloud of fish circling above. “They offer a spectacular ballet when you dive inside,” writes Your Shot photographer Marc Henauer. The composition … Read More

Spurce Trees

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Braids of frost adorn beech and spruce trees on a ridge in the West Beskids. The discontinuous range—part of the ecologically important Carpathian Mountains—also spans Poland and Slovakia. This section has been protected since 1973. Source link

Polar Bear

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In Manitoba’s Wapusk National Park, a polar bear and her four-month-old cub nestle by a willow tree. Hungry mothers and cubs exit their birthing dens each spring—at the same time seal pups are born on pack ice in nearby Hudson … Read More

Basque Coast

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Spain’s Basque Coast, part of which is pictured here, is so full of stunning landscapes, such as karst cliffs that lead into the sea and are worn over millions of years into coastal rock strata like these, that the area … Read More

Guiding Light

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  Soft morning sunlight, which has managed to penetrate the thick mist over the Mont Blanc summit, serves as a guiding light for two climbers. The Mont Blanc massif straddles the border of France and Italy. At 15,771 feet, its … Read More

The babirusa

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  The babirusa, it’s name means “pig-deer” in the Malay language because, well, it’s a pig that has long, thin legs like a deer. The other notable characteristic of this species is the male’s tusks, which curl upward and never … Read More

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