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National Geographic Your Shot

Best of 2018: Sunshine Girl | Photograph by Candy K. (@candykempsey)
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“A portrait of motion and connection and sunshine,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Candy K. “This image is not even close to ‘Katie's’ personal story. I hope she keeps finding the light and strength in each of these precious days.” This photo was featured in Your Shot's Best of 2018. To see more, go to the link in our profile.

“Another powerful portrait! Love the use of multiple exposures, definitely thought outside of the bow when you made the image happen. Thanks for sharing all your excellent work on Your Shot.” — @natgeoyourshot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)


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Best of 2018: Spring in Japan | Photograph by Takashi (@takashi_artfuji)
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“The five-storied pagoda of Arakurayama Sengen Park located in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi has become popular for both foreign and Japanese tourists because we can see the pagoda, Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms symbolizing Japan at the same time,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Takashi Nakazawa, “It gets very crowded when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. When you see this scene once, your visions of Mt. Fuji change forever.” This photo was published on the June/July 2018 National Geographic Traveler cover as part of @natgeoyourshot’s “Trip That Changed My Life” assignment — and was featured in Your Shot’s Best of 2018. To see more, go to the link in our profile.

“There’s a beautiful delicacy to this image, a sense of movement and a mood of anticipation. While it’s an exciting photograph that captures Mount Fuji, the cherry blossoms, and the pagoda in great detail, the image also has a sense of romance and optimism. Above all it’s the feeling this image conveys that speaks to me. I want to be there, in that moment, to feel the air and float away.” — @natgeotravel Editor in Chief George Stone (@georgewstone)


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Top Shot: Love at First Sight | Photograph by Russ Wiley
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#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.


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Golden Reflection | Photograph by Jassen Todorov (@jassensf)
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“This aerial image, taken from a plane at sunset, features Discovery Bay, California, a waterfront community built on a network of man-made dikes surrounded by freshwater, except for the southeast quadrant, which comprises of the Discovery Bay Country Club golf course,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jassen Todorov. “Some homes have private docks with access to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta." This photo was selected for the December 14, 2018 edition of our Photos of the Week series.

“I always love your aerial moments, but this one is one of my favorites because of the magical reflections that change throughout the frame. The punch of warmth from the clouds has an awesome contrast to the neutral tones on the neighborhoods. Simply lovely!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)


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Smile! | Photograph by Cristi Savin (@cristi.savin)
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“I was preparing my camera and tripod to capture this bench with the sea and the beautiful light behind,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Cristi Savin. “Suddenly these two elders came and sat down. The old lady took her photo to take a photo of her husband. It was the perfect picture for me. I hope for them too.” This photo was selected for the December 14, 2018 edition of our Photos of the Week series.

“What a serendipitous, heart-warming moment you captured here, Cristi. The timing is perfect with the man’s patient body language while the woman’s finger is just about to press the screen. That tiny little micro-composition between her finger and the phone is an awesome detail that brings the whole moment together. Well done!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)


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Top Shot: Bird Bath | Photograph by Shan W. (@_kikiharry_)
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“I like pigeons. Many people may not like pigeons that are too ordinary,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Shan W. “There are still people who do not know the attraction of pigeons. A pigeon is more dynamic in wing movements than small birds. It’s so beautiful. I wanted to convey the charm of a pigeon, so I thought that the best way was to think of the beauty of bathing.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on December 14, 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.


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Mother and Cub | Photograph by Thorsten Hanewald (@hanewald_photography)
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A cheetah cub plays with its mom in Kenya's Rift Valley. "What an absolutely lovely moment you captured here," commented Your Shot producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee).

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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A View of the Vatican | Photograph by Peter Nestler (@projectzero6)
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St. Peter's Basilica appears prominently in the skyline as the sun sets over Vatican City, which is located on the west bank of Tiber river. According to Catholic tradition, the Basilica is built above the tomb of St. Peter, who was the first bishop of Rome.

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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Prismatic Hills | Photograph by Diana C.
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The Serranía de Hornocal in Argentina displays vibrant hues and unique geological patterns that have made them a must-see destination for adventurous travelers willing to go off the beaten path. The mountain range is a part of the Quebrada de Humahuaca valley, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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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Autumn Colors | Photograph by Manish Mamtani (@mmamtani)
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The vivid hills surrounding Cascade Lake, located in upstate New York's Adirondack Park, display peak fall foliage colors. The trail that loops around the lake is a popular spot for birders and hikers.

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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Honey Harvesting | Photograph by Terra Fondriest (@terrafondriest)
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Local beekeepers in the Arkansas Ozarks remove honey from hives scattered around their property. "The Usrey brothers learned beekeeping from their father," says #YourShotPhotographer Terra Fondriest. "He’s kept bees most of their lives, but his health can’t keep up with it anymore, so the boys do the hive work now."

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


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Caught by a Hare | Photograph by Kalmer Lehepuu
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A hare gazes into #YourShotPhotographer Kalmer Lehepuu's camera. While hares appear similar to rabbits, they are actually a separate species. Hares are bigger, have longer ears, and are less social than bunnies.

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


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