Category archives: Photograph of the Day

Photograph of the Day: Baby Smiling After Being Wrapped In Her Late Father’s Motorcycle Gloves

They say that angels are talking to babies when they smile in their sleep. I guess maybe that’s true.” – said photographer Kim Stone. She took this beautiful yet heartbreaking photo of newborn baby Aubrey smiling in her sleep while wrapped in her father’s motorcycle gloves. The photo shoot was arranged in honor of Hector Ferrer – the little girl’s father that she never met…   Hector loved riding. His […]


Photograph of the Day: Not as It A-Piers

National Geographic community member Stephane Couture wanted to capture a new perspective on a familiar subject: this pier in Venice Beach, California, shot from above on a five-second exposure while illuminated by the headlights of a car. “My idea was to frame it with the shoreline to create this cross between the organic lines of the waves and the sand [and] the sharp, man-made lines of the pier,” he writes. […]


Photograph of the Day: Casting an Upward Shadow

In this beautiful sunrise we see the shadow of Mt. Rainier being cast upward to the sky and clouds above. The photograph was taken by Redditor PCloadletter26 who says it was the last sunrise of 2012.   The view is from Tacoma, Washington USA. During Autumn and Winter, the sun rises farther to the south around winter solstice and Mt Rainier can block the first rays of the morning, casting […]


Photograph of the Day: Red Sun "An Evening in Dubai"

Dubai has the glitziest, the widest, the deepest… and Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building. This magnificent photo of a beautiful evening in Dubai, was taken by Abrar Mohsin. My affair with travel is for romance of the world and its surprises…I have no idea where travel is going to take me in my photography, but aspire to have that 1 photograph for which i will be remembered for […]


Photograph of the Day: Mt Rainier from Above at Sunset

Seen here is a view of Washington’s Mt Rainier at sunset. The photo was taken by reddit user -rabid-, who captured the east side of the mountain from his window seat on an airplane.   Mount Rainier is a large stratovolcano located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle. It is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation […]


Photograph of the Day: Air Meal

Swooping in for a landing, an Atlantic puffin brings a meal for its chick on Scotland’s Treshnish Isles. Puffin parents make up to eight food runs a day; each bird can grip 20 or more fish in its beak.   via National Geographic The photo is part of the feature article, Puffin Therapy which can be found in the June issue of National Geographic Magazine (cover below), written by Tom […]


Photograph of the Day: Tram Goes Back to the Future

During the Christmas season, public trolleys in Budapest, Hungary are outfitted with over 30,000 twinkling LED lights. Photograph by VIKTOR VARGA The tradition began in 2009 and has been a hit with passengers ever since. The lit up trams have become a beacon for photo ops and creative photographers have found interesting ways to capture them. In this eight second long exposure photograph by Viktor Varga, the moving tram looks […]


Photograph of the Day: A Watchtower for Goldfish

Here’s an interesting addition for your fish pond, a watchtower! I had no idea this was a thing, but a quick Google search for fish tower yields plenty of DIY videos and tutorials on how to build your own. This particular fish tower was submitted to the r/mildlyinteresting subreddit where it promptly proved most interesting 😉 Apparently the fish tower belong’s to reddit user firu86′s uncle. While it’s unclear how […]


Photograph of the Day: Hover Boats in Menorca, Spain

Menorca (or Minorca) is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. Its name derives from its size, contrasting it with nearby Majorca. According to the Lonely Planet: Menorca (population 92,000) is the least overrun and most tranquil of the Balearic Islands. In 1993 Unesco declared it a Biosphere Reserve, aiming to preserve environmental areas, such as the Parc Natural S’Albufera d’es Grau wetlands, and […]


Photograph of the Day: Set me Free

In this breathtaking underwater photograph by Kurt Arrigo, we see a woman freediving (i.e., no breathing aid) with a school of tuna fish.   This is not a composite or digitally manipulated as many may be quick to assume. The model in the photograph is Saho Harada, a two-time Olympic synchronised swimmer for Japan, and the photograph was taken at a depth of approximately 18 meters (59 ft).   Photograph […]


Photograph of the Day: Beautiful Eyes "Frozen" by Ryan Pendleton

For the lighting setup, I didn’t get too complicated on this one. I set her up next to a large Southeast-facing window and placed a large silver reflector under her face and to viewer’s left to punch it up some. It was cloudy outside, but that was offset by a lot of reflective snow on the ground, which made for this nice, soft light. Frozen by Ryan PendletonWebsite | Twitter […]


Photograph of the Day: Just an Owl Standing on One Foot

In this candid photo we see a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) near Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, standing on one leg. The photo was selected as Wikimedia Commons’ Picture of the Day for 19 February 2014. Photograph by Wagner Machado Carlos Lemes The Burrowing Owl is found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs. Unlike most owls, Burrowing […]