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Valley Of Shallow

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In this photo,  by photographer Emanuele Zallocco, a bale of hay casts a long shadow in Monti Sibillini National Park. Named for a legendary prophetess named Sibyl, this Italian park is a landscape of narrow valleys, rushing rivers, towering mountain…

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Plain View

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A lone red-colored tree stands amid a sea of lush greenery in Sri Lanka’s Horton Plains. Martin Bisof captured this image “from the train during our journey from Kandy to Haputale,” he writes. Horton Plains is located in Sri Lanka’s…

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Fire and Ice

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A dramatic sunset colors Iceland’s landscape and sky. Konrad Kulis captured this aerial shot while “en route to the volcano Holuhraun,” he writes. The volcano, which last erupted in 2014, is located just north of the expansive, 3,200-square-mile (8,400-square-kilometer) Vatnajӧkull,…

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Once-in-a-lifetime view

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A rainbow adds magic to an already paradisiacal scene captured by Cory Mottice at Havasu Falls, Arizona. “The clouds looked promising for a decent sunset, so I left my campsite and headed up to Havasu Falls,” he writes. “Instead, I…

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Painted Passing

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A train zips down the coastline in the beach city Del Mar, north of San Diego, California. Your Shot photographer Lucas Barbieri caught this scene at sunset. “The limited light and the wispy clouds gave it a great painterly feel,”…

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Picturesque Provence

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A single tree seems to throw forth robust, undulating rows of lavandin, a variety of lavender, in Provence, France. Lavender fields are a Provence hallmark and considered by many to be the area’s best scenery. The plant, sometimes called “blue…

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Rolling Green

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‘A single droplet of rainwater sits on the leaf of a hosta plant, also known as a plantain lily. “The rolling shadows are from a fern growing above,” writes Your Shot photographer Beamie Young of this photo taken in Maryland.’…

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Crackling Cold

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The icy surface of Russia’s Lake Baikal cracks around the rocky outcropping of Elenka Island. Photographer Anton Petrus braved winter temperatures to capture this sunset image. Photographer: Anton Petrus. Source: National Geographic Bewaren

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Dream house

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During the last ice age, Sweden was covered by a blanket of ice. When the land thawed, myriad streams, rivers, and lakes were left behind. In this image submitted by Tobias Hägg, a tiny island, seen from above, sits in…

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Patagonian Paradise

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The renowned beauty of Chile’s Patagonia region is exemplified in this photo of French Valley in Torres del Paine National Park, submitted by Your Shot member Roger Smith. The valley is ringed by the soaring granite peaks of the 19-mile…

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