Picture of the day for August 31, 2016

Front elevation of the church of St. Clement of Ohrid, Skopje, capital of the Republic of Macedonia. The Orthodox Cathedral church was designed by Slavko Brezovski and was consecrated in 1990, after 18 years’ construction. This rotunda church, composed only of domes and arches on a 36 metres (118 ft) square plan, is one of the most interesting architectural examples in recent Macedonian history and is today the largest cathedral of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.. Learn more.

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Picture of the day for August 30, 2016

Mountains surrounding the Uyuni salt flat during sunrise, Daniel Campos Province, Potosí Department, southwesten Bolivia, not far from the crest of the Andes. This salt flat is, with a surface of 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi), the world’s largest, and during the rain season (December-February) offers spectacular reflections.. Learn more.

Picture of the day for August 29, 2016

Siproeta stelenes is a brush-footed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae found throughout Central and northern South America. Adults feed on flower nectar, rotting fruit, dead animals, and bat dung. This species is sometimes known as the malachite, named after a mineral which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly’s wings. Photograph taken in the butterfly house on Mainau island, Lake Constance, Germany.. Learn more.