TOP 10 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S PHOTOS OF THE DAY

Interior Design Magazines started the year by showing National Geographic’s pictures of the day, for me more than pictures they are pieces of art because catching the right moment is not an easy task. Now that the year is ending, I did the selection of the top 10 National Geographic´s photos of the day and you´ll see that all of them are different and special in their own way.

Kimbe Bay’s Movable Feast

Photograph by David Doubilet

“Animals that look like plants, feather star crinoids sweep plankton from the waters of Australia’s Kimbe Bay. With 900 species of reef fish, the bay literally pulses with life—a movable feast for predators like these barracuda.”

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Knot an Owl

Photograph by Mauro Mozzarelli

“A camouflaged gray owl protects its nest in this Your Shot picture chosen for the Daily Dozen roundup of editors’ favorites.”

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Snow Cats

Photograph by Steve Winter

“Experts thought cougars rarely socialize, but F51, a female living near Grand Teton National Park, traveled and fed with another female one spring. Eventually the other female adopted one of F51’s kittens.”

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Arriving for Prayer

Photograph by John Stanmeyer

“Wrapped in white to symbolize purity, women arrive for prayer at an Ethiopian Orthodox church in Asaita. An increasing number of Christians from Ethiopia’s highlands come here to work on farm plantations”.

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Bearing the changes

Photograph by Paul Souders

“A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires during a record-breaking spell of hot weather,” writes Paul Souders, who submitted this winning picture to the 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest. “The Manitoba population of polar bears, the southernmost in the world, is particularly threatened by a warming climate and reduced sea ice.”

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Obscuring Old Faithful

Photograph by Abelardo Morell

“Using the ground beneath his feet as a canvas, photographer Abelardo Morell inspires fresh appreciation for America’s national parks. Here, he uses a camera obscura—focusing light through a small opening onto a dark surface—to capture Yellowstone’s Old Faithful.”

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Homeland

Photograph by Thomas Dworzak

“Circassians tour their ancestral homeland in the Caucasus, where the Russian Empire carried out a brutal military campaign in the 19th century.”

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At play on the Black Sea

Photograph by Mathias Depardon

“A young man jumps into the Black Sea near Novorossiysk, Russia. In 1942, the town was occupied by Germans, but a small unit of Soviet sailors defended a part of the town known as Malaya Zemlya for 225 days. Novorossiysk was awarded the title of “Hero City” in 1973.”

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Starry Sight

Photograph by Peet J van Eeden

“Looking at this underwater gem, I feel as if I could as easily be looking at the surface of a volcanic landscape. The texture and color are amazing. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor”

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Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

“Skeletons of Russian thistle, better known as tumbleweed, pile up in a yard in Lancaster, California.”

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