Top Shot: Shake it Off | Photograph by Subhash Nair (@itsmesubhash)
#YourShotPhotographer Subhash Nair captured this moment of a male lion shaking off water droplets from his mane. “Awesome Subhash. As you can imagine, I see A LOT of photos of lions in nature, so I love the different moment that you are sharing," writes Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee). "Fantastic use of a slow shutter speed to capture the motion of this majestic animal drying off. I love the shape its mane creates, I love how its eyes are closed, I love the water spraying off. I just love this moment. Great seeing. Well done. Very well done.” This image was selected for the July 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 @natgeoyourshotInstagram account.