Photo of the Day | The Archive

Photos of the Day from National Geographic Archive

Hello Starling
“Between October and the start of March, thousands of starlings make their home in Brighton and the surrounding areas,” says Your Shot photographer Kevin Meredith. “Just before sunset they form huge murmurations and flock about Brighton Pier before roosting under the Pier.”
Photograph by Kevin Meredith
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Growing Strong
A bonsai tree grows out of a dead tree in the middle of a river. “This little tree reminds me that you can grow and blossom under impossible circumstances with a little bit of determination,” says Your Shot photographer Sam Snaps.
Photograph by Sam Snaps
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Beautiful Bird
A red-tailed comet displays its stunning, iridescent feathers as it feeds. Its deeply-forked tail makes it one of the most distinctive and well-known hummingbird species. “Your perspective really captures his feathers in their full beauty” commented Your Shot associate photo editor Kristen McNicholas. “I love how symmetrical your frame is and how I can immediately focus on the beauty of this bird!”
Photograph by Damilice Mansur
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Penguins’ Paradise
A small colony of penguins lives near St. Kilda’s pier in Melbourne, Australia. “Every night sometime after sunset, the adults of the colony will come home to nest,” says Your Shot photographer Doug Gimesy.
“Occassionally a few can be found standing on the top of the rocks, calling for their mate, drying themselves, or simply watching the world from a different perspective – above the water.”
Photograph by Doug Gimesy
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Rise Above
Just the tops of San Francisco’s tallest buildings are visible above the fog, backlit by a dramatic sunrise. “What a magical morning this was!” remembers Your Shot photographer Aya Okawa.
Photograph by Aya Okawa
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