Top Shot: Summer Bear | Photograph by Erik Mandre
#YourShotPhotographer Erik Mandre captured this serene moment of a bear during summertime. “I love this moment you are capturing here — I am glad you are shooting this frame with a 400mm lens, because you definitely have this bear’s attention,” writes Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee. “From this distance, this bear is cute standing on its rear legs. But I can only imagine how quickly that energy would change if it decided you were a threat… This is one scene I never want to see when I go camping.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on August 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