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Top Shot: Ice Landing | Photograph by Takehisa Matsumoto (@toast2wildlife)
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Your Shot photographer Takehisa Matsumoto captured this image of sea eagles perched on some drift ice on the coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula. The peninsula, which is located on the easternmost portion of the Japanese island of Hokkaidō, is referred to as the place where the Earth protrudes.

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. #YourShotPhotographer


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Sardine Run | Photograph by Keding Zhu
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“Every year from July to August, billions of sardines from Cape Agulhas, South Africa migrate along the east coast all way to the north.” writes Your Shot photographer Keding Zhu. “Countless hunters besieged, presenting the full power of a visual feast.”

This photo was submitted to the Underwater category of the 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year photo contest. The grand prize winner will receive $7500; their winning image will be published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine, and featured on the @natgeo Instagram account. To enter, go to natgeo.com/photocontest. Good luck #YourShotPhotographer


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Near and Far | Photograph by Yaron Schmid (@yswildlifephotography)
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“I spotted a herd of approximately 80 elephants walking through the fields of the Serengeti. It was a dream of mine to capture a bull up close,” writes Your Shot photographer Yaron Schmid. “I waited quietly four hours until one of the larger bulls marched head-on towards me, while the rest kept their distance. It was as if he was their protector, and when he sensed I wasn’t a threat, he turned and allowed them to march peacefully by. I laid on the floor of the car, hoping to capture his magnificent profile with the other elephants between his legs.”

“There is an argument that a little imperfection actually can make an image better — we know what I’m talking about here. In this case, that argument is right on the edge! I still like it though, and keep coming back to it. What you have attempted is something interesting and visually exciting. Nicely done.” — @natgeo photographer Charlie Hamilton James (@chamiltonjames)
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This photo was submitted to our “Chasing Moments” assignment — #Sponsored by @nikonusa — and curated by @natgeo photographer Ami Vitale (@amivitale). To participate in our assignment and share your “Chasing Moments,” go to the link in our profile. #YourShotPhotographer


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Top Shot: Ride through the Light | Photograph by Zsolt Berend (@zsoltberend)
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Your Shot photographer Zsolt Berend captured this image of a bicyclist riding through Richmond Park during the early morning hours. Richmond Park is located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, was created by Charles I in the 17th century as a deer park.

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. #YourShotPhotographer


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Divine | Photograph by Manish Mamtani (@mmamtani)
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“I waited for a whole year for this one weekend in September to have fall foliage, and the Milky Way rising over the Maroon Bells and reflecting in the lake in one frame,” writes Your Shot photographer Manish Mamtani. “After reaching here, I had to wait for another couple of hours in the freezing weather for the moon to set and the Milky Way to align with the Maroon Bells. The green color in the sky is due to air glow. It was so quiet and calm that you could see the reflection of the Milky War in the lake clearly even with the naked eye.”

“Wow. I hope you have framed this photo nice and big for your wall Manis. And then I hope every time you look at it, you pause and have a quiet moment remembering the journey you took to be at this exact spot to capture this image.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
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This photo was selected for our “Quiet Moments” story, curated by David Y. Lee. To submit to our “Chasing Moments” assignment, curated by @natgeo photographer Ami Vitale (@amivitale) and “Because of Her” assignment, curated by @natgeo photographer Amy Toesning (@amytoensing) and David Y. Lee, go to the link in our profile. #YourShotPhotographer


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Hanging Out | Photograph by Darryl MacDonald (@clearbluephoto)
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“In my late 30’s, my wife convinced me to put aside my career as a firefighter/medic and return my original aspirations as a professional photographer. Given my interest in non-traditional photography, the transition has been difficult to say the least. I’ve been tempted to give up a number of times, and my wife refused and helped me push forward,” writes Your Shot photographer Darryl MacDonald. “I now work full-time as a photographer. This is one of the many images taken around the globe of my wife patiently waiting for me during an assignment.”

“I love it Darryl. I hope you have repeatedly thanked your wife for encouraging you to pursue your original aspirations to be a photographer. Look again at your photo: you are underwater swimming with fishes and a shark — which is so different from your other career as a firefighter/medic. And what I really love is how your photos reveal she also shares your new adventures as a photographer…” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee).
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This photo was submitted to our “Because of Her” assignment, curated by @natgeo photographer Amy Toensing (@amytoensing) and David Y. Lee. To share your photo and story of inspiring women in your life, go to the link in our profile. #YourShotPhotographer


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Top Shot: The Take Off | Photograph by Karthik Ravindran (@ourescapades)
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“It was an overcast and wet day as we got on the zodiac inflatable boat and cruised Wilhelmina Bay in Antarctica,” writes Your Shot photographer Karthik Ravindran. “In total silence, the zodiacs cruised slowly looking at the vast empty and dull ocean. With little visibility and no sign of any wildlife, we were about to turn back when we heard the whooshing sound of water spouting. Within minutes, hardly 20 feet away, we were surrounded by scores of humpback whales. Scared & jaw agape, we saw these huge gentle creatures as they passed us by!”

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. #YourShotPhotographer


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Way of the Worm | Photography by Katherine Henderson
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Sometimes art requires sacrifice. Your Shot photographer Katherine Henderson tells the story behind this beautiful and simple picture: "I found this gorgeous tomato horn worm eating away at my tomato plants and allowed him to stay so I could photograph him. The problem is this plant was in full sun. So, I had to wait for the perfect conditions to get the best shot. A day or two later the sun was behind some clouds, there was no wind blowing him every which way, and I took my shot. I lost all the tomatoes and leaves on my plant, but this shot was worth it."

Today we’re featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer


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Red, Hot, Sun | Photograph by MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan (@tanveer.rohan)
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In Bogra, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, women harvest and sort through red chili peppers and dry them in the sun. Your Shot photographer MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan writes, "There are nearly 100 factories, and more than 2,000 workers work every day. They get nearly $2 after 10 hours of work, and in some places they get less than this amount. They work very hard to maintain the best quality."

Today we’re featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer


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Over the Line | Photograph by Placido Faranda (@plaround)
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The eruption of Mount Etna in 2002 sent lava to devour this forest in Sicily. It was such a dramatic event that footage of it can be seen in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, as part of the landscape of the planet Mustafar.

Today we’re featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer


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Catch of the Day | Photograph by Nick Dale (@nickdalephotography)
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The annual salmon migration is practically an all-you-can-eat buffet for bears in Alaska. The journey upstream sometimes covers hundreds of miles, and the fish must leap out of the water to get over waterfalls. When the bear is at the right place at the right time, dinner is served.

Today we’re featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer


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Geishas on the Go | Photograph by Rosanna U
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As the sun sets over the city of Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa, Japan, a taxi carries three geishas to an event. Long a part of Japanese tradition, modern geishas perform at parties, singing and playing instruments.

Today we’re featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer


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Pink Power | Photograph by Andrei Duman (@dumangalleryla)
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A power line cuts through a salt flat in Northern California. Depending on the weather and time of year, certain microbes thrive in the dry lake, turning the surface pink.

Today we’re featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer


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Canoe Adventure | Photograph by Nitish Meena (@nitishq)
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“’Arh-woooo…’ I howl, echoing a call from deep within the forest on the other side of Maligne Lake. In return, a chorus of ‘Arh-wooo… arh-wooo…’ shatters any possibility of the signal being human. It’s a pack of wolves, calling to each other as the light begins to fade under gibbous moon above Jasper National Park,” writes Your Shot photographer Nitish Meena. “These are the wild spaces that shape who we are. Here, you may be short of breath, but never short on your sense of awe.”

“This is so beautiful Nitish. I agree with Your Shot photographer Birgith Norelli who commented, ‘It’s a wonderful picture uplifted by a wonderful text. I can hear the paddle dip into the water, and the wolves howling in the woods. It’s so clear that I can smell the air; [it] gives me goose pimples and a deep feeling of freedom and bliss.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee).
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This photo was selected for our “Quiet Moments” story, curated by David Y. Lee. To submit to our “Chasing Moments” assignment, curated by @natgeo photographer Ami Vitale (@amivitale) and “Because of Her” assignment, curated by @natgeo photographer Amy Toesning (@amytoensing) and David Y. Lee, go to the link in our profile. #YourShotPhotographer


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