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National Geographic Your Shot

Walking 300 Feet Under the Sea Level | Photograph by Guiseppe Fallica
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“The Realmonte Salt Mines (in southern Sicily) consists of 50 miles of tunnels made at 300 feet under the sea level,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Guiseppe Fallica. “Inside the mine, there is also a church carved in the salt — suddenly an unexpected spectacular layering of salt and clay.”

“This is such a graphic picture, with fantastic swirls, patterns, and tunnels. The figure gives some scale to size of the mine, with a wonderful shadow as a bonus. Also, there is a nice photographic game going on here — the image looks like it’s a black and white photograph, until you see the yellow helmet, and you realize it is actually a color photograph. A nice surprise, and well done.” — @natgeo photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel (@cookjenshel)


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Top Shot: Farmer’s Gold | Photograph by F. Dilek Uyar (@fdilekuyar)
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#YourShotPhotographer F. Dilek Uyar made this photograph of a worker in a granary in Turkey. She writes, “Grain is gold for farmers especially in Middle Anatolia.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on December 13, 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.


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[ #TBT From December 13, 2016 ] Top Shot: A Walk Through the Woods | Photograph by Veselin Atanasov (@veselin_atanasov_swqaz)
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#YourShotPhotographer Veselin Atanasov documented this scene of two deer who crossed his path while taking a walk in the frozen forests of Central Balkan National Park. The park is located in the heart of Bulgaria near the Balkan Mountains.

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 December 13, 2017 ] Top Shot: On the Lookout | Photograph by Akshay Valluru
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This image was taken in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya,“ writes #YourShotPhotographer Akshay Valluru. "This was during our game drive where we came across these Cheetahs walking around looking for prey in the Savannahs. I got to the floor of the safari vehicle and got this eye level image while three of them are looking in one direction and one of them is looking out on the opposite direction.”

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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Top Shot: Head in the Clouds | Photograph by Olga Kulakova(@olga_kulakova_photography)
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“When my friend and I reached this place and set up our camp, nothing was visible at all due to the foggy and rainy weather,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Olga Kulakova. “But when the night fell, the mist went away showing us the starry sky and the surrounding mountain peaks, and the clouds illuminated by the moonlight were quickly moving beneath – the view was absolutely breathtaking. This was perhaps one of the most beautiful nights over the past year of my mountain trips.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on December 12, 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.


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Snow Globe | Photograph by John Marcum
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“Because of the snow’s ability to absorb sound, it is amazing how quiet it can be during a heavy snow,” writes #YourShotPhotographer John Marcum. “It is so peaceful and quiet. It’s like being inside a snow globe.”

“You’re right, it’s absolutely the snowy scene that makes this image have a sense of magic. I also love the way the source of the light on the ground is hidden from plain view, making me want to investigate a little further.” — Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute for Technology Jenn Poggi (@jennpoggi)


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One of the Coldest Days of the Year | Photograph by Eleftherios Ted Panagiotopoulos (@e4rlyr1ser)
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“As a dad of four, my time to shoot can be pretty limited. What I’ve realized is that if I can get up at 4AM, drive an hour into the city, shoot for an hour, I can usually make it back home in time to make my family breakfast,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Eleftherios Ted Panagiotopoulos. “The coldest day we had last winter happened to fall on my Saturday shooting time, I believe it was -25 Celsius when I got to North Avenue Beach [in Chicago, Illinois]. I loved the natural split toning that was occurring over the city.”

“Wonderful shot of one of the coldest shorelines in the world! Love the depth and the color and how the cracked ice draws you into the image, and the contrast between the dark, bleak waters and the glittering city. Sublime!” — @natgeo photographer Renan Ozturk (@renan_ozturk)


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Top Shot: Highway to Hail | Photograph by Ryan Wunsch (@ryanwunsch77)
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“This photo was taken during a storm chase in the corner of Saskatchewan where I have spent my whole life,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Ryan Wunsch. “The storm was moving very quickly and had just dropped a tornado that hit a farmyard minutes earlier (no one was home, no injuries occurred). Each year I travel 10,000 miles in search of photographic storms but this year my favorite photos came from close to home. My mother joined me on this ‘backyard chase’ and she saw her first tornado ever.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on December 11, 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.


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Meerkats in South Africa | Photograph by Andrea Neuhauser (@andreaneu1810)
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“We had to get up very early to see the meerkats in their natural habitats. Looks like they were as tired as we were this morning,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Andrea Neuhauser. “But getting up sooo early was really worth it.”

“These meerkats are adorable — they do look tired. I love the way they are all huddled on top of one another, they look so comfortable, so cozy. I love the way they are all looking in different directions. A scene like this is definitely a great reward for waking up early. I love it.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee


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Reunion | Photograph by Anuar Patjane Floriuk (@anuarpatjane)
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“Some humpback mothers that migrate yearly to the Revillagigedo Islands, have encountered divers before and come back willingly and interact with us. Much research is still needed about this kind of curious interaction,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk. “Difficult to believe that some countries still hunt them for scientific purposes.”

“I love #YourShotPhotographer Kimberly Coates (@kimcoatesphoto)’s comment: ‘Wow, this picture is pretty incredible. I so rarely see underwater photos in black and white, but I love what you’ve done here. The lack of color gives it a great sense of depth and mysticism. I love it! Great work Anuar!” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)


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Top Shot: Flamingo at Golden Hour | Photograph by Anurag Bhatu (@anurag_bhatu)
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#YourShotPhotographer Anurag Bhatu captured this silhouette of a lesser flamingo in Porbandar, India. Your Shot Producer David Y Lee writes, “I agree with #YourShotPhotographer Kimberly Coates (@kimcoatesphoto) who commented, ‘This is such a subtle and minimalist photo, which is why I love it so much! I love the simplicity in your framing and how the subject is no more than a silhouette. And the warm lighting so beautiful as well. Great work, Anurag!’” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on December 10, 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.


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The Colors of Soil | Photograph by Quân Hoàng
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“Every year in June, after the heavy rains, the terracing fields of Mu Cang Chai district of the Yen Bai province sparkles with colors,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Quân Hoàng. This photo was selected for the December 7, 2018 edition of our Photos of the Week series.

“This view is incredible! The organic shapes and dreamy colors of the terraces make them look like nature’s stained glass. I love it!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)


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