Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines

Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines

Photograph by Dr. Akira Takaue, National Geographic Your Shot

Structural engineer and Your Shot community member Akira Takaue captured this shot at the Mall of Asia while on a business trip in Manila, Philippines. The city “has a lot of interesting and characteristic architecture,” says Takaue.

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Wonderful Sea Pen Crab

 

Wonderful Crab!

Sea Pen Picture — Underwater Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day.

Scientific name: Crocodylinae

Scientific name: Crocodylinae

One of the best animal photos in 2013 by National Geographic!

Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Cherry blossom is called sakura in Japanese. It is a Japanese symbolic flower. There are various kinds of cherry trees, and an especially old cherry tree is called edo-higan.

Photograph by Hideyuki Katagiri

Cherry Blossoms Photo — Flower Wallpaper — National Geographic Photo of the Day.

Can you guess what is this?

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Photograph by Suren Manvelyan

Armenia—Beauty is in the beheld eye of a 16-year-old boy in Yerevan. In this highly magnified view of his iris’s surface architecture, the central black pool is the pupil, and his lashes are reflected by the cornea. His eyelids appear as pink rims at top and bottom. (National Geographic)

Visions of Earth 2013 – Photo Gallery – National Geographic Magazine.

Guess what? A Fly cap for a vine Snake

Guess what? A Fly cap for a vine Snake

A fly lands on the head of a vine snake in the Choco of Colombia

Location: Choco, Colombia
Photo and caption by Robin Moore (National Geographic Channel)

It’s no wonder this is the OVERALL Winner

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Best Underwater Pictures: Winners of 2013 Amateur Contest.