Top Shot: Waiting for a Drop… | Photograph by Victor Breyl
#YourShotPhotographer Victor Breyl captured this moment of a bird in Israel trying to get a drop of water. Your Shot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas writes, “The geometry of the moment is simple and effective. I love that the shapes are outlined so nicely against the background. I hope the bird got a little water!” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on August 20, 2018.

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.


Photo by @europeanmommyof2
“A Slinky is one of the most timeless toys,” writes Sasha Čukure (@europeanmommyof2) in her #WHPcircles submission caption. “Every time I watch one of the boys playing with it, it immediately brings me back to my childhood.” 👀


Photo by @shonephoto // The last three weeks I have been accompanying a climate research expedition in the Arctic. The aim was to visit the Wegener Halvø peninsula of East Greenland where we had received a tip off that there were caves to be found. Our aim was to expand the vision of the Greenland Caves Project (@greenland_caves), to find these caves, explore them and collect samples for palaeoclimate research. As part of the project
we wished to try and reduce our environmental and climate impact; we teamed up with the Top to Top Global Climate expedition and sailed from Iceland to Greenland and back. It was an amazing experience with breathtaking views the whole time (not that I was always able to appreciate them when being sick off the back of the boat). Here is one image from this amazing emotional and physical journey of a giant iceberg in the mouth of Scoresby Sound. I’ll be sharing more images over the next weeks.


STORY TAKEOVER! “Guardian of the tent at work ⛺️🐶🔥” writes @dogswiss | Be sure to tap our Stories and see Nala’s big adventure weekend! #dogsofinstagram


I’ve been back from Europe for a week now, tying up all the loose ends from being gone for two months. Now begins the long process of editing all my photos and writing all my stories from the last few months of travel.

Oddly enough, now that I’m not traveling, my Instagram images should improve because I’m using images which have been edited and taken with my full frame camera.

This photo was taken out of the open window of a train as it was going downhill, as I was coming back from Jungfraujoch.
Everywhere#everythingeverywhere #inLOVEwithSWITZERLAND #unescosardona #UNESCO #WorldHeritage #WorldHeritaeSite #switzerland #swiss #alps #mountains


Photo @stephen_matera // Johannesburg Mountain rising above low clouds at sunrise, North Cascades National Park in late summer. The North Cascades are a rugged wilderness of thick old growth forests, rock, and ice with over 300 active glaciers. There are very few roads that penetrate the North Cascades, but one of the few that does is the North Cascades Highway, which is closed in winter because of the deep snowfall and avalanche hazard along the highway. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #northcascades #nationalpark #wilderness #glacier


Cave in Alabama! Would you dare??? 😱😱😱
Picture by ✨✨@jess.wandering✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


The Blue Angels floating over Seattle ✈️

Did you know it’s world photography day today? Who’s the most underrated photographer you know 🤔 I want to check them out and will feature my favs on story tomorrow 📷 👀


Photo by J. Baylor Roberts: A pair of performing swimmers put on lipstick underwater in Wakulla Springs, near Tallahassee, Florida. This image was originally published in the magazine in January, 1944. #flashbackfriday #fbf #vintage #underwater


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