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Moments: Caught on Camera, Sept. 23 to Sept. 27

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

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Swimming emperor penguins shoot to the water’s surface. The cloud of bubbles they create may help confuse predators. The photo by photographer Paul Nicklen won first prize for the category of Nature Stories in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest.  An exhibition of photographs from the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be on display from Oct. 1 to the 22nd at Brookfield Place, Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto.

Paul Nicklen/National Geographic magazine

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A hot air balloon crew member works ahead of take off during a festival during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, at the Eshkol National Park in the Negev, southern Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 24 2013.

Tsafrir Abayov/AP Photo

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A woman takes a break as she harvests cotton near the dried up Shiyang river on the outskirts of Minqin town, Gansu province September 19, 2013.

Carlos Barria/REUTERS

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Migrant construction workers relax in the evening breeze outside their dormitories after a shift at a residential construction site in Shanghai.

Aly Song/Reuters

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Christine Fitzgerald took this photo of a blue pail on the dock of her cottage for our reader assignment on colour. The foggy background and muted colour let the blue pail standout adding a nice focal point.

Christine Fitzgerald

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