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Masks On | Photograph by Jim Zuckerman
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During the Carnival of Venice, two people wearing traditional masks and costumes pose with a harp inside a palace. While the tradition of the Carnival dates back to the 12th century, the festival was revitalized as a tourist attraction in the 1970s. Since then, an average of 3 million visitors come to Venice for the annual celebration.

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


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Dangerous Ascent | Photograph by Saulius Damulevicius
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Climbers ascend Jengish Chokusu (also known as Victory Peak or Pik Pobeda), a summit between Kyrgyzstan and China that stands more than 24,000 feet tall. Your Shot photographer Saulius Damulevicius is one of a few hundred to ascend the dangerous mountain. Of the adventure, he says, "It remains my hardest climb despite subsequent expeditions in the Himalayas."

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After a While, Crocodile | Photograph by Jimmy S.
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In southern Mexico, near the Belize border, a wild American crocodile lies in wait. The crocodile can remain underwater for 30 minutes if necessary, which gave Your Shot photographer Jimmy S. time to get the perfect shot. "They are smart and quick when they hunt," he says, "so you better watch your back when you focus on shooting. Especially when I have to get really close to their teeth."

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


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Inside the Cockpit | Photograph by Martijn Kort (@martijn_kort)
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Two pilots land a plane at the Amsterdam airport. Your Shot photographer Martijn Kort is the pilot on the left. He fixed his camera at the back of the cockpit and set a timer, leaving him and his copilot to work in tandem and land the plane.

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


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Snowy Snuggles | Photograph by Quinn Chan
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In Canada's Wapusk National Park, a mother polar bear cuddles with her two cubs. When polar bears are born, they weigh only a pound. They'll stay with their mother in a hibernation den until they reach 20-30 pounds, at which point they all venture out into the world. Female polar bears have about five litters over the course of their lives, a significantly lower reproduction rate than other mammals.

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Double Trouble | Photograph by Patricia Wessant (@minousphotographyplus)
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“We followed this pair of lions as they marked an area to try and take over from another pair’s territory,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Patricia Wessant. “At one point, they stopped and were in between two vehicles. This allowed me to use one vehicle to light the front lion, and the other vehicle to create rim lighting on the back lion. It is one of my favorite shots from my trip to Sabi Sabi Game Reserve in Kruger National Park.”

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Challenging the Ocean | Photograph by Fancisco Santos (@franciscotsantos)
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“This day I woke up at 5:30AM with the feeling that this ‘secret’ spot would be nailing some sick waves and I should get some great shots. When I arrived, there were already three guys with their wetsuits on, and ready to start swimming out. So, I quickly put on my own wetsuit and followed them,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Francisco Santos. “The waves were too big and scary, but I managed to be at a safe point to photograph them. This wave in the photo was the biggest one surfed that day! I was impressed by what my eyes had just seen!.”

“This is a cool frame and requires a second look. Immediately I love the subject matter. Perfect timing as the surfer begins to fall down the wave. Beautiful colours and I love the spray flying off the crest of the wave. I also love the point of view you have shot the picture from Francisco. I feel like I am in the water and on a surfboard too! Great job. ‘Wow! What an adventure.” — @natgeo photographer Robbie Shone (@shonephoto)


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Top Shot: Out Foxed | Photograph by Shan W. (@_kikiharry_)
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“A fox broke into this mother’s territory, she had seen him coming but didn’t pay any attention to him,’ writes #YourShotPhotographer Shan W. "He walked slowly toward her and hid behind a stone to wait for the perfect time to strike. Suddenly he jumped out to attack her, this mother fox was really surprised.” This image was selected for the December 14, 2017 Daily Dozen by Your Shot producer Matt Adams (@themattadams).

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. Go the link in our profile to see more editor’s favorites.


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At Night | Photograph by Raffi B.
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“This lion was relaxed in the dry sand riverbed guarding his mating lioness a few feet away,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Raffi B. “Our night adventure took place during a photographic safari in October 2013 at the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa.”

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[ #TBT From December 14, 2015 ] Top Shot: Paint It Yellow | Photograph by Ganesh Bagal (@ganesh__bagal)
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The ritual called Gaj Nrutya (Elephant dance) is practiced in Lord Birdev Yatra which comes every year after the Diwali Festival. Approximately 300,000 people of the Dhangar (shephard) community from Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh state participate in this festival. “One of my favorite shades of yellow. Incredible to see the way it dominates the scene,” writes @natgeotravel Producer Marie McGrory (@mariemcg23). “I am happy to see a hint of red from the scarves, and the passionate dance that brings sound and motion into the scene. Beautiful frame.”

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. Go the link in our profile to see more editor’s favorites. #YourShotPhotographer


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Top Shot: On the Lookout | Photograph by Trevor Pottelberg (@trevorpottelberg)
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#YourShotPhotographer Trevor Pottelberg was photographing Lake Erie when he captured this massive wave exploding out from the murky depths during the passage of an arctic cold font. “Wow! This is a pretty epic scene to capture,” writes Your Shot producer Matt Adams (@themattadams), who selected this image for the December 13, 2017 Daily Dozen. “You can just feel the sheer force of the wave as it crashes against the wind here. I can only imagine how cold it was when this image was captured and it’s amazing that your camera survived the elements.”

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. Go the link in our profile to see more editor’s favorites.


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His Majesty’s Kingdom | Photograph by Nitin Vyas
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“When I spotted a pride of lions in the grasslands of Maasai Mara, I decided to wait for the right moment instead of making some boring close up portraits,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Nitin Vyas. “As anticipated, one of the lions decided to walk up the small hill and pose for me with the golden light falling on his face and the blue sky in the back drop!”

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