• Man collecting salt. Tharangambadi, Tamilnadu, India. This image is from Laya Project. [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    Man collecting salt. Tharangambadi, Tamilnadu, India. This image is from Laya Project.
    EarthSync India Pvt. Ltd.
  • This male frog from Panama protects his young tadpoles until they hatch, fending off predators an... [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    This male frog from Panama protects his young tadpoles until they hatch, fending off predators and keeping them moist. This image is from Frogs: The Thin Green Line.
    Andrew Young/© 2009 WNET.ORG
  • Aerial view of Kosi Bay, South Africa. This image is from Fit for the Wild. [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    Aerial view of Kosi Bay, South Africa. This image is from Fit for the Wild.
    Off The Fence
  • LAKE EYASI, TANZANIA: Hadzabe man with bow and arrow.  The Hadzabe, who live about 15-hundred mil... [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    LAKE EYASI, TANZANIA: Hadzabe man with bow and arrow. The Hadzabe, who live about 15-hundred miles north of the San near Tanzania's Serengeti, are the first branch in the human family tree. They split from the founding population (the San) around 150,000 years ago. Today the Hadzabe are one of the last groups of hunter-gatherers on Earth. This image is from The Human Family Tree.
    NGT / Isham Randolph
  • Indian Creek, Utah: Climber Nick Martino working on his new crack climb. This image is from First... [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    Indian Creek, Utah: Climber Nick Martino working on his new crack climb. This image is from First Ascent.
    Jim Aikman
  • GALAPAGOS ISLAND, ECUADOR: A giant Galapagos tortoise travels on the beach in Galapagos Islands, ... [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    GALAPAGOS ISLAND, ECUADOR: A giant Galapagos tortoise travels on the beach in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. On Darwin's voyage, land animals such as reptiles were scarce on the islands. This image is from Darwin's Lost Voyage.
    Andrew Pulley/National Geographic Television
  • BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA: Man painted in gold at the Barranquilla Carnaval, a carniv... [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA: Man painted in gold at the Barranquilla Carnaval, a carnival with traditions that date back to the 19th century. It takes place for four days preceding Ash Wednesday. This image is from Lonely Planet: Roads Less Travelled.
    LPTV ROADS PTY LTD.
  • Surfer Silhouette with light shining through a wave. This image is from Destination Extreme. [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    Surfer Silhouette with light shining through a wave. This image is from Destination Extreme.
    Photos.com/Getty Images
  • BRAZIL: Native Amazonian girl with monkey. This image is from Departures. [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    BRAZIL: Native Amazonian girl with monkey. This image is from Departures.
    Departures Entertainment 2 Inc
  • Coqui frog shadow. This image is from Animals Behaving Worse. [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    Coqui frog shadow. This image is from Animals Behaving Worse.
    Educational Broadcasting Corp.
  • QATAR:  Four young Spix's McCaws at the Al Wabra Wildlife Preserve. This image is from Animals At... [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    QATAR: Four young Spix's McCaws at the Al Wabra Wildlife Preserve. This image is from Animals At The Edge.
    WNET.ORG
  • Hanging Fishermen of Galle, Sri Lanka. This image is from Laya Project. [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    Hanging Fishermen of Galle, Sri Lanka. This image is from Laya Project.
    EarthSync India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Michael Holmes and Frank Tässer skydiving just after they jumped from the plane flying over Colo... [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    Michael Holmes and Frank Tässer skydiving just after they jumped from the plane flying over Cologne, Germany. This image is from The Indestructibles.
    Story House Productions
  • Baby orangutan hanging out on a rope. This image is from Finas Fund. [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    Baby orangutan hanging out on a rope. This image is from Finas Fund.
    Harun Rahman
  • Little girl of the Yawanawa community gets her face painted. This image is from 4 Real. [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    Little girl of the Yawanawa community gets her face painted. This image is from 4 Real.
    Jade Thome
  • Kashmir: Jonny Copp (left) and Micah Dash admiring the view in Kashmir. This image is from First ... [Photo of the day - October 2012]
    Kashmir: Jonny Copp (left) and Micah Dash admiring the view in Kashmir. This image is from First Ascent.
    Roland Zeidler