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Top Shot: Taking a Leap of Faith | Photograph by Gerald Burns
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Wood duck chicks leap from a cypress stump to their mother duck below. #YourShotPhotographer Gerald Burns waited four hours for the chicks to take their leap. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee writes, “I agree with both Your Shot photographers K. Orr and Noreen Underwood that this was well worth the wait. Great job being patient Gerald. I love it. I applaud that you observed and anticipated this moment. It is fantastic. I feel myself cheering on the chicks on their leap of faith. I love how the cypress stump looks like an open rhino’s mouth, like these chicks are escaping from danger. Well done.” This photo was selected for April 18, 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.

Top Shot: Taking a Leap of Faith | Photograph by Gerald Burns
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Wood duck chicks leap from a cypress stump to their mother duck below. #YourShotPhotographer Gerald Burns waited four hours for the chicks to take their leap. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee writes, “I agree with both Your Shot photographers K. Orr and Noreen Underwood that this was well worth the wait. Great job being patient Gerald. I love it. I applaud that you observed and anticipated this moment. It is fantastic. I feel myself cheering on the chicks on their leap of faith. I love how the cypress stump looks like an open rhino’s mouth, like these chicks are escaping from danger. Well done.” This photo was selected for April 18, 2018 Daily Dozen.
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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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@birdguy1971

Good decumantation

@perpetualquest

Fantastic shot! 😍

@busraaerdgn

Excellent

@just.go.exploring

@samuelrmsmith that’s you flying the nest and me hanging on forever 😂

@mischastaehr

@lykkehaumann helt vildt! Men stadig vildt nuser 😍

@lykkehaumann

@mischastaehr Nuurh jaer 😍❤️ det godt nok længe siden 😳😅

@vvbphotos

So cute

@garryjbrown

Fantastic capture 😯👌

@skyaviatrix

Such a cool capture 😄

@menaroundindia

Bestest capture...

@marghebenty

Awww amazing!

@johnhile_15

Fantastic!!!!

@shettyruupi

Beautiful ❤️

@mielsoul

Love them

@meike.lee

Incredible shot!👌

@indergoneofficial

Outstanding!

@burningpixel

Astonishing!

@angefox_sutras

@suuuuuugar get the duck out of here

@daltonlanglois

I’ve heard most get swallowed by fish when they first get in the water

@made.in.mont

so adorable!!

@richardwhite.travel

What a stunning shot 🙏🏻

@_paul_kaushik_xo

Wonderful shot ..appreciate it

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