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National Geographic Your Shot

Baby Teeth | Photograph by Yaron Schmid (@yswildlifephotography)
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#YourShotPhotographer Yaron Schmid captured this moment while in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. "The best moment was when three young cubs started playing and biting their mother’s tail—like kittens playing with yarn," he says. "I can't remember a time I laughed so hard!"

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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Proud Pose | Photograph by Joanna Grzyl (@momentsbyjoanna)
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A girl poses with her horse during a photo workshop in the Netherlands.

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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Blue River | Photograph by Zhou Chengzhou (@zhou_chengzhou)
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The Ili River takes on different colors depending on the seasons and on the presence of minerals in the water. The river stretches almost 900 miles from northwestern China to southeasten Kazakhstan.

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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Food Fight | Photograph by Sally Hinton
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To capture this picture of gannets fighting over fish, #YourShotPhotographer Sally Hinton placed her camera in an underwater housing and then lowered it over the side of her boat. She watched the birds and when they dove in to the water, she snapped the picture, without seeing what the final result might look like.

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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Magpie Tanagers | Photograph by Rebecca Field
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Two magpie tanagers have the look of an intense conversation in the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil. The noisy birds are social creatures, often present in pairs and groups.

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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Final Pitch | Photograph by Peter Laurenson
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“A view from my belay stance 30 meters away from the top of Mount Brewster (2,515 meters). My climbing buddy Piotr, now safe on top, savored his achievement before building an anchor to belay me up to join him,” writes #YourShhotPhotographer Peter Laurenson. “Our view was unfortunately short lived. Not only after I reached the summit, the clouds engulfed us in a white out. New Zealand is as dramatic as the landscape — the perfect place for adventure.”

“From #YourShotPhotographer Rose Ungvari: ‘When I view your image, I feel like I am there in your shoes, my heart pounding away with fear mixed with excitement and awe. I ask myself... will I be able to make this risky final stretch to the summit? It looks so dangerous and narrow, one wrong step. Wow, I really admire you for accomplishing this breathtaking feat of reaching the summit to be with your friend right before the white out conditions arrived.’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee


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Hungry, Hungry Hippos | Photograph by Martin Sanchez (@zekedrone)
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“At the last minute, my friend Ty asked me if I wanted to go on assignment to Tanzania and capture wildlife. We ended up in some isolated area where we came upon a small body of water,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Martin Sanchez. “As we approached closer, my eyes couldn’t believe the surprise that was in front of us. I knew in that instant moment, I needed to capture this once in a lifetime experience.” This photo was submitted to our “For Your Shot Instagram” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.

“This is an incredible perspective of this hoard of hippos! Great work filling the frame past the edges of the photo with hippos moving every which way. I agree with Leila that I love how the orange ears contrast against the colors of the mud and water in the frame. I love it.” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas(@kemcnicholas)


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Top Shot: Patiently Waiting in Waders | Photograph by Alexandr Sanin
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#YourShotPhotographer Alexandr Sanin made this image of a red fox while wearing waders in cold water.

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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[ #TBT From January 17, 2017 ] Top Shot: Watchful Mother | Photograph by Marco Antonio Bustos (@marco_a_bustos_fotografia)
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A mother stork watches over her nest high above waterfall cliffs in Portugal. #YourShot Photographer Marco A. Bustos captured this moment as her young hatchlings stay close to their mother.

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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[ #TBT From January 17, 2018 ] Top Shot: Icelandic Views | Photograph by Jorge B. (@jorgebfoto)
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#YourShotPhotographer, Jorge B. found the Aldeyjarfoss Falls to be one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland. “The exposure you used for this image helps slow the action of the waterfall and my eye went directly to that point,” writes Your Shot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams). “I also noticed the blue tones that are used in this photo and how it gives this image a cool and cold feeling which works well with the landscape.”

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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Pure Magic | Photograph by Samuel Resendiz (@samuel.resendiz)
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“There are moments I will cherish for the rest of my life,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Samuel Resendiz. “I witnessed a newborn sea turtle getting out of its nest, while being sun-kissed by the soft light of a beautiful sunset… pure magic, feeling blessed.” This photo was submitted to our “Celebrating the Planet” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.

“I agree with #YourShotPhotographer Pam Hanlan who commented, ‘Congratulations! This is amazing. We usually see the small turtles heading toward the ocean. I never expected to see a baby in the golden light and with such intensity. I can see the effort and power it takes to emerge from the sand. The face is so expressive with the eyes closed and the head tilted. It speaks to me. This is a powerful image and a sight that I never expected to see. Thank you so much for sharing.’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)


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Crabeater Seals | Photograph by Florian Ledoux (@florian_ledoux_photographer)
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“Crabeaters seals rest on the broken ice of the Antarctic peninsula in December 2018,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Florian Ledoux. “Most feeding dives occur within the top 50 meters and are short. They have a general pattern of feeding from dusk until dawn, and hauling-out in the middle of the day. They can be seen swimming together in herds estimated to be up to 500 animals, breathing and diving almost synchronously.” This photo was submitted to our “Celebrating the Planet” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.

“This scene is awesome, Florian. I love how you created a balanced composition with the seals in the lower third and then letting the background have some breathing room. It gives us an awesome sense of place as the sun behind the clouds is getting low in the sky. I love it!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)


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