Top Shot: Blossoms Under the Moon | Photograph by Yasutomo Kato
#YourShotPhotographer Yasutomo Kato captured this scene of cherry blossoms under a full moon while photographing landscapes in Nara-shi, Nara, Japan. “This is so beautiful Yasutomo,” writes Your Shot producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee). “The light is so soft, I love how it wraps around the foreground trees. I love how quiet and peaceful this scene feels. I love it. Well done.”

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.


Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto // There are some views you never forget. This one, from my hotel room in Guatemala features Volcano Atitlan and, to the north, Volcano Toliman making a dramatic backdrop to Lake Atitlan. Today’s landscape is a result of a massive eruption that occurred 85,000 years ago. So much magma was expelled that the terrain surface collapsed resulting in a circular hollow that filled with water to create Lake Atitlan. Situated in the Sierra Madre mountains, the lake measures 8km across from north to south and 18km from east to west with an average depth of approximately 300m. If you find yourself traveling in Guatemala, this is a sight not to be missed. To see more of my travels through Guatemala follow @jodymacdonaldphoto and check out National Geographic Travel’s Instagram story highlights from #TUMI. #Guatemala @natgeocreative #travel


Photo by @FransLanting Tomorrow, April 25, is World Penguin Day and we’re celebrating it by offering this image of an emperor penguin cradling its chick as part of a collection of signed prints of Earth’s wildlife and wild places by @natgeocreative photographers. See other amazing images by @daviddoubilet, @beverlyjoubert, @jimmy_chin, and @timlaman by swiping left or right. To see the full collection of images check the link in my Instagram profile. Each signed print costs only $100. The sale ends at midnight on April 28. To see more images of emperor penguins follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom.

@thephotosociety #emperorpenguins #penguins #parenting #cute #babyanimals #wildlifephotography


Wisteria shower in Hyogo - Japan 💜💜💜✨ Picture by ✨✨@godive2000✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💜


Photo by @nicholettat
On #EarthDay, you:
a) Went barefoot ✔️
b) Wore shoes


“Barkley's motto: "Always wear protection" #fromfleasduh
We always want to make sure Barkley is protected from fleas and ticks! Picking up PetArmor from @Walmart is so convenient and application is super easy.” writes @barkleysircharles #PetArmorApproved #ad #dogsofinstagram


Exploring Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market with some great folks to celebrate the launch of the brand new @chase Sapphire Six guide to #Seattle (link in bio), scroll through to see if we found the best grilled cheese in town #sapphireonlocation #chasepartner #sapphireinsider


Iguazu Falls is clearly one of the greatest waterfalls in the world. It isn’t the biggest in terms of height or water flow, but it is the most impressive in terms of sheer visual impact.

After visiting last October, I was able to visit both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the border. My opinion on which side is better is that the Argentine Falls are better, but they are better seen from the Brazilian side.

This photo is of Argentina but taken from Brazil.

#EverythingEverywhere #satwtravel #unesco #worldheritagesite #worldheritage #worldheritagesites #travelgram #instatravel #travelphotography #Brazil #argentina #iguazu #iguazufalls


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