National Geographic Photo of the Day

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Diving Deep

Surfers dive under a wave near Makaha, Oahu Island, Hawaii. The spot is known for its swells, and has been a favorite surfing destination for decades.

Shared Water

Villagers gather at a water pump in Nimshong, Bhutan, just inside Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park in the Black Mountains. When this photo was published in 2008, electricity and phone service were mostly unavailable here, and the nearest road was a half day’s walk away.

River Cruise

To celebrate the end of the school year in the late 1980s, a group of friends in Paris take a cruise down the Seine River at twilight.

Pink Parade

In Hong Kong in the early 1990s, a woman poses next to her pink Rolls Royce while wearing a matching mink coat.

City Fireworks

A couple watches a Fourth of July fireworks display from the High Line in New York City. The High Line is a defunct rail line turned into a public park.

First Flight

Deep in the Peruvian rainforest, a young scarlet macaw flies for the first time. Macaws can live for 50 years on average, although some in captivity can live up to 90 years.

Safe Landing

The cover story for the December 1969 issue was about Apollo 11—the first walk on the moon. Here, Dr. Robert Gilruth, director of the Manned Spacecraft Center at NASA, celebrates the astronauts' safe return to Earth.

Canada Day

French-Canadian soldiers of the Royal 22nd Regiment parade in Quebec in the early 1970s. Behind them stands the Château Frontenac, an iconic hotel built in 1893.

Healing Garden

In Rockport, Maine, a woman waters a commercial herb garden. When ready, the plants will be made into healing salves and tinctures, used to treat a variety of ailments.

Fairground Races

At the Geauga County Fair in 1997, a group of Amish women watch a harness race whiz by them. Today, some 18,000 Amish people reside in the Ohio county.

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