Photo of the Day

An aerial view of Rio de Janeiro
June 3, 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images After spending two months in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro with carioca people, samba, and lots of caipirinhas, finally there was a perfect day to go up to Sugarloaf Mountain and take this picture. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.) Have photos of your own travels you would like to submit? Enter today! See our editors' picks » Vote for your favorites » Browse all entries » Submit your photos »
Photograph by Ignazio Sciacca

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