Phil Hawkins' photo of Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park is the Photo Of The Day. It was submitted to the Moving Water Assignment which closed last night. This pool below the fall is unaccessible for much of the year. In the Autumn, scenes like this present themselves. Hawkins used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
I select a Photo Of The Day every day. I choose the images from the various OP galleries including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and all of the OP Contests. Also, for each issue of the magazine I go through the Assignments galleries and choose a few to be featured in The Best Of Assignments in print and I select a weekly winner to be featured on the OP home page. To get your photos into the running all you have to do is submit them.