Top Shot: Love at First Sight | Photograph by Russ Wiley
#YourShotPhotographer Russ Wiley photographed this mother giraffe with her one-day old calf in the Maasai Mara. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee writes, “Let’s all go ‘Awww’ together because this moment is so adorable, so sweet. This is beautiful moment of love between a mother and child. I love how the mother is tenderly touching its child. I love how this baby giraffe is staring right back at us. I love how tight you shot this frame, cropping the mom which focuses my attention on the baby. I love it Russ.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on December 15, 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.