Top Shot: Gearing Up | Photograph by Arun Kumar Krishnaiah (@arunkumarkrishnaiah)
#YourShotPhotographer Arun Kumar Krishnaiah photographed this spot-billed pelican at the Rangnathittu Bird Sanctuary in Karnataka, India. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee writes, “I agree with Your Shot photographer Kimberly Coates (@kimcoatesphoto) who commented, ‘Wow! The lighting here is so exquisite and lovely. The sharpness you managed to capture is also spot-on, highlighting the water droplets and details of the pelican in flight. And I love that you captured this while the subject was in the middle of building a nest — adds a great story. Great work, Arun!’” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on December 6, 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.