photo by: @renaeffendiphoto // Visitors posing for pictures on top of the rock formations in Gobustan National Park where prehistoric cave carvings were found dating back to 40,000 years. Check out "Caspian Mystique", the story I photographed in my home city of Baku in the April-May issue of the National Geographic Traveler magazine @natgeotravel #baku #azerbaijan #prehistoric #caves #art #history #travel

Baku, Azerbaijan

What's your favorite photo? Swipe to see the images that caught our attention this week. #WhatWeLiked | #horses by @keithladzinski | #boats by @petekmuller | #girls by @williamalbertallard


Meteora - Greece ✨❤️❤️❤️✨ Picture by ✨✨@minogiannisvalantis✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


Photo by @CarltonWard // As the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico, a local shrimp boat motors past St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge on its way back to harbor in Apalachicola, a town in the Florida panhandle where most households still rely on fish and shellfish for their livelihoods. For anyone near Washington, DC, please join me Tuesday, March 20 at National Geographic for my presentation Wild Florida: Hidden in Plain Sight (link in my bio for tickets). @dceff_org @insidenatgeo @fl_wildcorridor #floridawild #pathofthepanther #keepflwild #natgeoDC

Apalachicola, Florida

Single Parent | Photograph by Navin Vatsa (@navinvatsa)
“Being a single parent, it is not easy to share the qualities of both father and mother at the same time,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Navin Vatsa. “When I lost my wife my wife in an accident eight years ago, it was very difficult and painful to handle [my son’s] innocence. But gradually with time, the understanding between us [has] become a guiding force to me for the years ahead…”

“Identity is among the most ambiguous subject matters a person can explore. Whether it’s looking at an individual’s relationship with him/herself or examining identity in the context of a larger group or culture, the challenge is to make images that thoughtfully convey something that isn’t necessarily obvious at first glance,” writes Documentary photographer Kholood Eid (@kholoodeid). “We’re asking you, the Your Shot community to explore what makes up your identity, how do you see yourself through a photograph.”
To submit to our “Visualizing Your Identity” assignment, curated by Kholood Eid, go to the link in our profile. #IDefineMe


Featured photo by @frederic_vasquez
We’re embracing the drama of black and white for this Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPblackandwhite.
Try our black-and-white filters in photos and stories, and make adjustments using the contrast tool. Grayscale has a wide range and it can help focus the subject by getting rid of distracting colors, especially if the light isn’t great.
Go to where the action is happening. Your photos and videos don’t have to be serious and moody. Find a dog park or outdoor concert to capture playful and dynamic scenes.
Look for texture and patterns. Back away from buildings to see the repeating shapes of windows and doors; or get close to flowers and leaves to magnify their lines and silhouettes.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPblackandwhite hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.


La Patagonia es un paraíso para escaladores 🏔️ En el extremo sur de América yace la mágica #Patagonia. Es una región vasta, remota e histórica y el hogar de algunas de las montañas más sublimes del planeta, como el macizo de Torres (en la foto). ¿Qué hace exactamente de este lugar el paraíso de los montañistas? Escaladores de cuatro de las ubicaciones más populares de la región comparten sus opiniones en nationalgeographicla.com


ATTENTION NEW YORK! This St. Patrick’s Day, the @aspca is celebrating St. Pitties Day! Tomorrow (March 17) and Sunday (March 18) the ASPCA Adoption Center in NYC will reduce adoption fees for adult Pit Bull mixed breed dogs to $17 (regularly $75 - $250). By lowering adoption fees, they’re hoping to give these dogs some extra luck finding their forever homes! If you’re interested, be sure to stop in this weekend! (Photographed here in order: Zeron, Bristol, and Orson)


ebb & flow // what’s your favorite borough of New York? Mine is def Brooklyn 🎢🎡🏟️🌭

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

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