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Moments: Caught on Camera, Jan. 21 to Jan. 25

One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures

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Huskies pant during a training session at Feshiebridge, in Aviemore, Scotland. WHY WE PICKED IT: The eyes of the huskies and the tongues frozen for the frame make for a terrific action shot. The timing is perfect with dogs heading right toward the photographer.

David Moir/REUTERS

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Icicles gleam in the light of the rising sun near Apfeltrang, southern Germany. WHY WE PICKED IT: Using the icicles in the foreground with a rising sun makes for a very peaceful looking winter scene.

Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AP PHOTO

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A man walks his dog past a snow covered windmill in Krippendorf near Jena, central Germany. WHY WE PICKED IT: The stark whiteness of the surrounding snow and sky provide a nice contrast to the wooden walls of the windmill. Waiting for a subject to enter the frame adds scale.

dapd, Jens-Ulrich Koch/AP PHOTO

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People take part in Kolyada holiday celebrations in the village of Martsiyanauka, some 90 km east of the capital Minsk. WHY WE PICKED IT: Finding an the angle from above makes this photo standout. It provides a better view of the path and the trees adding a nice foreground to people walking below.

Vasily Fedosenko/REUTERS

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Keith Williams of Whitehorse captured this amazing image of a raven with frost on its head for our contrast assignment. The white frost on the black feathers creates high contrast and gives the viewer a feeling of how cold it was.

Keith Williams

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