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Working Up the Courage | Photograph by Lauren Sanderson (@lauren___sanderson)
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“Learning to swim is a delicate balance of holding on and letting go,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Lauren Sanderson. “Of wanting to, but not being quite sure, of working up the courage to believe that you can do it, while making sure that Mom is still watching.”

“The light, the fierce connection with us in her eyes, the layers of the pool and your framing all make for one intense moment we’re sharing with this new young swimmer. I love that your caption brings a little poetry to the courage it takes to learn how to swim, and how learning to swim isn’t just as simple as the physical motions. Beautifully done, Lauren!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)


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Top Shot: As Fog is Rolling in… | Photograph by Gregor Thelen
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#YourShotPhotographer Gregor Thelen took an early morning hike on Almsee, known in English as “Lake Alm,” while the fog bank drifted through the valley and over the lake. “With the snow still lingering on the mountains, the clouds chasing across the sky reflecting in the calm lake, I could just feel the warmth getting stronger from the rising sun,” he writes. This photo was selected for July 13, 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.


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Hump Day | Photograph by Matt Pycroft (@mattpycroft)
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#YourShotPhotographer Matt Pycroft was making a documentary about Bedouin people in Wadi Rum, Jordan, when a man drove by with a camel in the back of his truck. Matt recounts: "'What's wrong with her?' we asked, pointing at the camel. 'Nothing,' he replied, laughing. 'I'm taking her to town. She has a date.' He winked and smiled, rolled up his window, and drove on."

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod.


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Swiss Sunrise | Photograph by Christian Gehrig (@mainone_photography)
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In northern Switzerland, winter fog rolls over Wasserflue mountain. #YourShotPhotographer Christian Gehrig held the shutter open for 13 seconds at sunrise to create the impression of movement.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod.


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Ogling Gaggle | Photograph by Nicolas Merkulov (@nicolas.merkulov)
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A gaggle of geese watches as spectators go by in Odessa, Ukraine. The Ukrainian economy heavily relies on agricultural output.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer


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Golden Pavillion | Photograph by Mubarak Abdulrazzaq (@baro0k)
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The sun lights up the gold leaf that adorns Kinkaku-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. While the site dates back to the 14th century, the current pavilion was built in the 1950s after the original burned down.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer


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By the Sea | Photograph by Calin Stan (@calinstan)
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A drone captures the sight of sunbathers enjoying the island of Corfu, Greece. The island is a popular tourist destination for many European travel enthusiasts.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer


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Snow Day | Photograph by Amanda Cook (@amandacook5321)
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#YourShotPhotographer Amanda Cook took her camera and went for a walk in the snow in Bushy Park, London. "Incredibly lucky to catch this stag looking majestic in the snow," she says. "He lifted his head up as he spotted a walker with two dogs."

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod.


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Pickaback | Photograph by Elmar Weiss
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“A wonderful moment at Tanjung Putting National Park in Indonesia, when an orangutan mom with her baby came close to us,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Elmar Weiss. “Two different worlds, both sides act curious and respectful!”

“I agree with Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari who commented, ‘This is such a relatable and fun image. I can easily imagine a human parent carrying their child on their shoulders like this. I like the close crop which draws your attention to their expressive faces and delighted eyes! You have captured beautiful tones and contrasts in black and white. This must have been such an amazing experience for you, to see this orangutan mother and her baby come up close to you with ease and trust.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee


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The Bond | Photograph by Tilan Weerasinghe
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“A rescued purple-faced leaf monkey at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Sri Lanka hold my hand,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Tilan Weerasinghe. “I believe that all animals feel your true love to them.”

“I agree with Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt (@shuntm42) who commented, ‘I think this is a perfect example of how we need to respect and love all living things because we have so much in common. The little hand showing trust as it reaches out to grasp the person’s hand is a wonderful example of how we can treat each other with kindness, no matter what our species is. I wish everyone on the planet would show this kind of love, but your image will help many see that it is possible.” Well done Tilan. — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)


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Top Shot: Fabric Fields | Photograph by Dmytro Balkhovitin (@donlandscape)
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A tractor cultivates a field in South Moravia, Czech Republic. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee writes, “Fantastic job capturing the tractor in the light, I love the hint of dust. I love the lines, textures, and patterns in the field. I love how wide you made this frame, you are taking advantage of everything that is beautiful in this scene.” This photo was selected for July 12, 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.


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[ #TBT From July 11, 2016 ] Top Shot: A Mooving Portrait | Photograph by Albert Dros (@albertdrosphotography)
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“A herd of cows in Doornsterg, which is located in the Netherlands, pose for their portrait underneath a rainbow. #YourShotPhotographer Albert Dros has used this location before, but never had a rainbow appear above the cows. ‘These cows with the rainbow show that the weather gods like me.’”

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.


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