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National Geographic Channel

  • An elephant calf finds shelter amid its mother's legs in Samburu National Reserve. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    An elephant calf finds shelter amid its mother's legs in Samburu National Reserve.
    Michael Nichols
  • Today Europe's largest street carniva takes place. Here an eleaborate costume forms a swirling tu... [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    Today Europe's largest street carniva takes place. Here an eleaborate costume forms a swirling tunnel of blue, with the occupant at its core during a parade. Notting Hill, London. UK.
    Jim Richardson
  • People walking the flooded streets of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans. USA. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    People walking the flooded streets of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans. USA.
    Michael S. Lewis
  • Young Asaro Mudmen at the annual tribal sing-sing at Garoka. Papua New Guinea. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    Young Asaro Mudmen at the annual tribal sing-sing at Garoka. Papua New Guinea.
    Jodi Cobb
  • A giraffe stands in a misty forest in the Ndumu Game Reserve. South Africa. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A giraffe stands in a misty forest in the Ndumu Game Reserve. South Africa.
    Chris Johns
  • An aerial view of a river and tributary streams in Northern Terriotory. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    An aerial view of a river and tributary streams in Northern Terriotory.
    Randy Olson
  • A small waterfall is revealed inside the Cathedral in the Desert during Lake Powell's lowest poin... [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A small waterfall is revealed inside the Cathedral in the Desert during Lake Powell's lowest point since 1969, Utah. USA.
    Michael Melford
  • A gentoo penguin peeks beneath the water before taking the plunge in Port Lockroy. Antarctica. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A gentoo penguin peeks beneath the water before taking the plunge in Port Lockroy. Antarctica.
    Paul Nicklen
  • A Las Vegas bride in her gown and pink converse, Nevada. USA. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A Las Vegas bride in her gown and pink converse, Nevada. USA.
    Jodi Cobb
  • A dog and children of Mongolian herders look through a fence. Mongolia. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A dog and children of Mongolian herders look through a fence. Mongolia.
    James L. Stanfield
  • A soccer ball flies over the head of a woman who is knitting outdoors. Turkey. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A soccer ball flies over the head of a woman who is knitting outdoors. Turkey.
    Randy Olson
  • A marbled stargazer partially burried in sand. Indonesia. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A marbled stargazer partially burried in sand. Indonesia.
    David Doubilet
  • A Safari elephant and its Mahout swim together in the Okavango River. Botswana. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A Safari elephant and its Mahout swim together in the Okavango River. Botswana.
    David Doubilet
  • Torch-twirling Tahitians stage a dance at a beachfront resort on Tahiti Island. Polynesia. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    Torch-twirling Tahitians stage a dance at a beachfront resort on Tahiti Island. Polynesia.
    Jodi Cobb
  • A conger eel peers wide-eyed through its sandy burrow in the Caribbean Sea. Cuba. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A conger eel peers wide-eyed through its sandy burrow in the Caribbean Sea. Cuba.
    David Doubilet
  • Bushmen armed with bows and arrows cross a salt pan in the Namibian Nyae Nyae Conservatory. Namibia. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    Bushmen armed with bows and arrows cross a salt pan in the Namibian Nyae Nyae Conservatory. Namibia.
    Chris Johns
  • Local people help French tourists ashore after a lagoon cruise in an outrigger canoe on Tahiti Is... [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    Local people help French tourists ashore after a lagoon cruise in an outrigger canoe on Tahiti Island. Polynesia.
    Jodi Cobb
  • A group of Tacana guides bathe at the day ends in the Tuichi River. Bolivia. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A group of Tacana guides bathe at the day ends in the Tuichi River. Bolivia.
    Joel Sartore
  • Clouds over the Okavango Delta reflect from Qogana Lagoon. Unlike the seasonally dry outer delta,... [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    Clouds over the Okavango Delta reflect from Qogana Lagoon. Unlike the seasonally dry outer delta, Qogana is "perennial" water; the Okavango keeps the lagoon filled year-round. Botswana.
    Frans Lanting
  • A colourful mix of houses and the lighthouse of Santa Ana Hill, Barrio Las Penas Guayaquil. Ecuador [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A colourful mix of houses and the lighthouse of Santa Ana Hill, Barrio Las Penas Guayaquil. Ecuador
    STEPHEN ST. JOHN
  •  The eye of a parrotfish. Red Sea. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    The eye of a parrotfish. Red Sea.
    David Doubilet
  •  A Zulu woman puts on body and facial makeup. In Simunye guests are invited to observe contempora... [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A Zulu woman puts on body and facial makeup. In Simunye guests are invited to observe contemporary Zulu culture. South Africa
    Chris Johns
  • An elephant matriarch clashes with an intruder near the Chobe River in Chobe National Park. Botsw... [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    An elephant matriarch clashes with an intruder near the Chobe River in Chobe National Park. Botswana.
    Chris Johns
  • A local resident of Nunivark Island draws a laugh from her daughter by donning the head of a musk... [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A local resident of Nunivark Island draws a laugh from her daughter by donning the head of a musk ox recently shot by her husband. Sport hunters are allowed to kill approximately 70 of these animals per year, despite the fact that they were once extinct i
    Joel Sartore
  • Mountain climber Alex Lowe sits on a rock near Tibetan prayer flags on Baffin Island. Canada. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    Mountain climber Alex Lowe sits on a rock near Tibetan prayer flags on Baffin Island. Canada.
    Gordon Wiltsie
  • An atom bomb blasts Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, signaling the end of World War II. The heart of t... [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    An atom bomb blasts Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, signaling the end of World War II. The heart of the city was turned into a desert and at least 40,000 were killed. On this day, in 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japnanese city of Hiroshima b
    US Government Army Air Forces
  • An adult male common kingfisher dives into the water in Labod. Hungary. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    An adult male common kingfisher dives into the water in Labod. Hungary.
    Joe Petersberger
  •  A huge wave gathers power at Sandy Beach on Oahu island. USA. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    A huge wave gathers power at Sandy Beach on Oahu island. USA.
    Stacy Gold
  • The Jin Mao Tower looking down from the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Shanghai. People's Republic of China. [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    The Jin Mao Tower looking down from the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Shanghai. People's Republic of China.
    Justin Guariglia
  • Masked young people in a mustard field en route to a summer festival. Masked young people in a mu... [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    Masked young people in a mustard field en route to a summer festival. Masked young people in a mustard field en route to a summer festival in Catalonia.
    Tino Soriano
  • Today in 2009  was the most popular day to get married in the UK. Here a groom embraces his bride... [Photo of the day - August, 2011]
    Today in 2009 was the most popular day to get married in the UK. Here a groom embraces his bride after their wedding in Varese. Italy.
    Jodi Cobb