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Top Shot: Winter Survival | Photograph by Eric Gurwin
An arctic fox carries the last remains of a caribou carcass in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. #YourShotPhotographer Eric Gurwin writes, “A harsh winter means tough times for an arctic fox. Finding the last remains of a caribou carcass may mean the difference between life and death. Ironically, wolves which may be a threat to the fox’s survival may leave just enough of the caribou to sustain the fox until prey becomes more abundant.” This photo was selected for April 25, 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.


Image by @joelsartore | Did you know there’s a National Park off of the coast of California called Channel Islands? It consists of eight small islands, one of which is the only place on earth one can find a Santa Catalina Island fox like this one. These tiny foxes weigh just 4-6 pounds (2 kg) and are 25 percent smaller than gray foxes, their ancestors found on the mainland. Though they are one of the smallest canid species in the world, these little guys are the largest mammalian predators on their island home. Because they have no land predators to fear, these foxes are not nocturnal hunters and can often be seen roaming the island during the day.
In the 1990s, predation by non-native golden eagles caused a severe decline of Santa Catalina Island foxes along with their neighboring subspecies, leaving just a few dozen island foxes alive. Intensive efforts to save these little foxes began in 1999, which involved the relocation of golden eagles, introduction of bald eagles (who mostly eat fish), and the breeding of Island foxes in captivity. In less than a decade, more than 200 captive bred foxes were released back into the wild. Today, Channel Islands houses almost 6,000 of them. Experts say that the recovery of Island foxes was the fastest of any mammal ever listed under the Endangered Species Act.
To see more images of this beautiful fox check out @joelsartore!


“Muffin’ in the 🌷” writes @goldens.unleashed


Spring Vibes in Hoi An, Vietnam 🌸


📷: @krystlejwright // So often in our line of work as a photographer is to feel as if we were never there, to document a natural moment in time that remains uninterrupted from the click of the camera. In adventurous scenarios such as swimming through the famous surf breaks of Tahiti, photographer @benthouard has to work harder to put himself in the right position to photograph the waves and surfers. Getting a photo can certainly be an adventure in itself! #underwaterphotography #tahiti


Hallstatt - Austria ✨❤️❤️❤️✨ Picture by ✨✨@cbezerraphotos✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


Photo by @farshadusyan
“I use photography as a tool for social change,” says Farshad Usyan (@farshadusyan), a 25-year-old photojournalist from northern Afghanistan. “I am interested in people’s stories, cultures, livelihoods, struggles and how they overcome them, and my photography depicts the everyday challenges that my country faces. Many people outside of Afghanistan only know it through media covering the war, but do not know what we face in our everyday lives — how women are still being mistreated, how many children are still laborers and how climate change is affecting our agriculture. I believe that photojournalism is a way to promote change because images touch people and compel them to act.”
Watch our story to see photos of everyday life in Afghanistan.


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"Nómadas del mar”: los primeros humanos adaptados genéticamente para sumergirse que se conocen 🌊
La mayoría de personas puede aguantar la respiración bajo el agua durante unos cuantos segundos; algunas durante unos pocos minutos. Pero un grupo de personas conocidos como los Bajau llevan la actividad del buceo al extremo: ellos son capaces de estar sumergidos unos 13 minutos a profundidades cercanas a los 60 metros. Lee la nota completa en nationalgeographicla.com


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