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Top Shot: The Love of Big Mama | Photograph by Girish Londhe
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#YourShotPhotographer Girish Londhe captured this tender moment between a mother giraffe and her calf in Maasai Mara. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee writes, “Beautiful and tender moment that you documented here Girish. I love it. Great job using the 600mm lens, the long glass compresses your frame and shooting at f/4 helps make the foreground and background out of focus, allowing for my attention to focus on the two giraffes and their love for one another. Well done.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on August 13, 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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Unforgettable Experience | Photograph by Piotrek Deska (@dhclimbing)
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“The Las Ventanas del Mascún sector in Rodellar, Spain is famous for its great rock arches, where you can climb on crazy roof formations like this one,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Piotrek Deska. “When you are on the lip of this roof, about 100 meters above the Mascun river, it is an unforgettable experience.”

“This image makes me so nervous and I’m just staring at it from my office desk! Excellent uses of a silhouette and a great adventure image. I am always in awe of seeing images of climbers taking great risk to get to the next level.” — @natgeoyourshot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)


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Operation Toy Drop | Photograph by Tim Koster (@trkoster)
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“An Army Reserve Combat Medic — who is providing support for the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop — watches paratroopers perform airborne operations at Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 2, 2017,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Tim Koster. “Operation Toy Drop allows soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupational specialty, maintain their airborne readiness, and give back to the local community.”

“Love how everything just lines up in this frame for you, Tim. The soldiers on the ground make up for a nice layer in the foreground, and then you have the paratroopers coming in from above. Just a really nice moment, and thanks for including such a detailed caption.” — @natgeoyourshot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)


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Top Shot: Fighting in Flight | Photograph by Loren Mooney (@loren.mooney)
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“Every winter bald eagles come in large numbers to the Skagit Valley in Western Washington,” writes #YourShotphotographer Loren Mooney. “This last winter, I captured a shot of two immature eagles fighting over a salmon carcass. The light was perfect and the moment was amazing."

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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[ #WorldElephantDay ] Distant Thunder | Photograph by Deborah MacEwen
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“I was flying to the Okavango Delta in a little three-seater plane, scared to death to open my eyes,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Deborah MacEwen, “but when I did, and saw this wonder, my fear left and I started shooting. An experience of a lifetime!!”

“This is fantastic, this is so epic. Even without the elephants, this photo would be gorgeous — the textures in the landscape is beautiful. love Your Shot photographer G. Luvztigger's comment: ‘Sometimes the things that scare us the most, can also open up the greatest possibilities.’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)


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[ #WorldElephantDay ] Love and Safety | Photograph by I. Ogila
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“Love transcends species,” writes #YourShotPhotographer I. Ogila. “For these little elephant calves, it means that they get a chance to live and die of old age.”

“What a truly wonderful moment! We have done many stories on the elephant sanctuaries and the work these conservationists are doing to protect these wonderful creatures. This image just shows the caring and support that goes into these places that will ensure this species continues to live. I love how close you got with this frame and the expression on both the human and elephants faces.” — @natgeoyourshot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)


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Colorful Close-Up | Photograph by Raul Mcm
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A pet chameleon's close-up reveals the bright colors of its scaly skin. The common assumption that chameleons change color to blend into their surroundings isn't the whole story: the reptiles' showy skin also communicates information to its potential enemies or mates.

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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Windmills in the Mist | Photograph by Albert Dros (@albertdrosphotography)
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Windmills peek out from the fog in Zaandam, Netherlands. "I have been dreaming of these conditions for years and I finally got them!" says #YourShotPhotographer Albert Dros. "Being able to capture it with these conditions was magical."

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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[ #WorldLionDay ] In Father’s Footsteps | Photograph by Marc Mol
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“’Look Simba, everything light touches is our kingdom. A king’s time as a ruler rises and falls like the sun,’ Mufasa tells Simba in the famous scene from ‘The Lion King,'" writes #YourShotPhotographer Marc Mol. "'One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.’”

“Wow! I would be lying if I said the ‘Circle of Life’ didn’t immediately start playing in my head when I saw this image. The silhouette of these lions set against this gorgeous sky emotes a sense of serenity. Now I’m going to go home and watch ‘The Lion King.’” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)


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[ #WorldLionDay ] The March | Photograph by Torie Hilley (@torie_hilley_fineart)
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“On a safari in Zambia, the grass was so tall that it seemed there was no chance to see anything interesting,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Torie Hilley. “Then this pride of lions came walking toward us, taking advantage of the road to travel on. They seemed they were tired of the tall grass swatting at their faces!”

“I don’t know if I have ever witnessed a scene like this where the pride of lions are walking in single formed lines. So interesting to see and I love how you composed this moment. The lighting and toning has a warm feeling to it, which just adds a nice layer to this image.” — @natgeoyourshot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)


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Top Shot: Under Protection | Photograph by Boris Barabáš (@borisbarabas)
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#YourShotPhotographer Boris Barabáš captured this image of a young curious silvery langur embraced by his mother. “You may ask, why is he not ‘silvery?,’“ writes Barabáš. "This is due to the fact that youngsters are born as bright orange. Only later, is their fur transformed into grey/silver.” This image was selected for the August 9, 2018 Daily Dozen.

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 August 9, 2016 ] Top Shot: Wish You Were Here | Photograph by Erik McRitchie (@erikmcr)
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#YourShotPhotographer Erik McRitchie captured this beautiful landscape image of Moraine Lake, located in Banff National Park. The lake is a glacially-fed lake found in Alberta, Canada.

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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