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MONO LOKO AT SUNSET

( Jeremey Tripp, Bethesda, Md. )

The texture and lighting of this photo of the highly alkaline California lake create an otherworldly sense. The image’s many layers add to the enjoyment and mystery. Canon 7D

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Bacoli, Italy

( Adam Allegro, Agoura Hills )

This picture, shot in Naples province, has all the elements a photographer dreams of, including amazing light and composition. Nikon D800

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Shan State, Myanmar

( Allen Gilbert, Los Angeles )

This lineup of the Kakku Pagodas set against the pearlescent sky can’t help but pique one’s curiosity. The photo also hints at the mysteries of the former Burma. Nikon D90

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

( Aubrey Weber, Hidden Hills )

Some of the best photos are ones that make you look twice. This one made us ponder the oddity, never mind the possibility, of a three-headed giraffe. Nikon D40X

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Ross Barnett Reservoir, Miss.

( Troy Dalmasso, Los Angeles )

This photograph feels like a painting. The long exposure creates a sense of serenity, even though the photographer noted that alligators lurk in these waters. Pentax K5

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Paris

( Brian Rothmuller, Irvine )

Finding a fresh way to capture a familiar subject can be a challenge, but this photographer rose to the occasion. This pic of a portion of the iconic 984-foot Eiffel Tower also exemplifies wonderful use of available lighting. Nikon D7000

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Temecula, Calif.

( Gareth Richards, Jurupa Valley, Calif. )

This was a gift that kept on giving. The photographer received a balloon ride as a birthday present, then captured this mesmerizing shot. The colors and lines in this well-composed photo lead your eye to the human figure, which gives it a sense of scale. Canon T3i

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Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, Ariz.

( Tina Lazaroff, Tarzana )

Photo taken with an iPhone

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