Top Shot: Northern Harriers Airshow | Photograph by Jack Zhi
“Northern harriers are rarely seen birds. Getting a good shot of one can be a challenge. It took me a month to capture the shot, after work in the weeks plus weekends,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jack Zhi. “When I saw them engaged in a sky-dance in the distance, I was so surprised and excited! Of course, by the time I got there, they disappeared. I picked a spot with wind and the sun behind me and hoped for the best. Luckily, they reappeared, dancing up and down.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on October 16, 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.