Top Shot: Cotton Candy in the Wild | Photograph by Eiji Itoyama (@eiji_itoyama)
#YourShotPhotographer Eiji Itoyama captured these wild flamingos in a small lake in the Serengeti. He writes, “I had heard that flamingos were not typical in a place like Lake Nakuru because of environmental change, especially since water height prevents them from comfortably staying and eating in shallow water. While I was having lunch near a very small lake in the Serengeti, I was happy to see two kinds of wild flamingos in close distance.” This photo was selected for July 11, 2018 Daily Dozen.
Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.