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Hungry, Hungry Hippos | Photograph by Martin Sanchez (@zekedrone ) . “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 )
Top Shot: Patiently Waiting in Waders | Photograph by Alexandr Sanin . #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.
[ #TBT From January 17, 2017 ] Top Shot: Watchful Mother | Photograph by Marco Antonio Bustos (@marco_a_bustos_fotografia ) . 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.
[ #TBT From January 17, 2018 ] Top Shot: Icelandic Views | Photograph by Jorge B. (@jorgebfoto ) . #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.
Pure Magic | Photograph by Samuel Resendiz (@samuel.resendiz ) . “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 )
Crabeater Seals | Photograph by Florian Ledoux (@florian_ledoux_photographer ) . “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 )
Top Shot: Mirror, Mirror on the Mountain | Photograph by Molly McCormick (@mollymccormickphoto ) . “An early morning at the infamous Maroon Bells in Colorado,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Molly McCormick. “This is one of my favorite spots, it never gets old. It was pretty chilly this morning but patience and a lot of warm layers (and coffee) paid off. The reflection is one of the most beautiful things to witness.” — 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.
Photographer’s Eye | Photograph by Nico Trinkhaus (@sumfinity ) . “The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, with its many architectural highlights completely stole my heart and will keep it forever,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Nico Trinkhaus. “It doesn’t matter where you look, you always discover something remarkable. But the L’Hemisfèric is truly the icing on the cake; Santiago Calatrava excelled himself with its design and created a masterpiece.” 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. . “From #YourShotPhotographer Elizabeth Paoletti: "Amazing! This really does look like an eye! The colors are gorgeous, and of course the inclusion of the reflection is awesome. I love how you kept the ISO so low." — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee
Journey Behind the Falls | Photograph by Jose Marvin Ramos Evasco (@marvinevasco ) . “This image was taken few minutes before sunrise at Niagara Falls, Ontario. I have been visiting this place almost every winter to capture its stunning view and icy waterfalls,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jose Marvin Ramos Evasco. “This day was one of the worst weather conditions I have ever experienced in winter photography. A -25C temperature greeted us that morning. A very challenging experience, but in the end, I am still able to capture the beauty of this iconic waterfall.” 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. — “From #YourShotPhotographer Stephanie Thomson: "This is amazing Jose! It almost doesn't look real; the building looks like a miniature on some sort of set against the large waterfall and massive amounts of snow. It's an amazing perspective! Hands off to you for braving the cold. it was worth it!" — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee
Mohamad Banguar, Amputee Footballer | Photograph by Chris Parkes (@chris.parkes.photo ) . “Bombali Amputee Football Association team captain Mohamad Bangura intercepts the ball mid-flight, showing off the athleticism and resilience that is so core to these individuals. The decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone was witness to horrifying deliberate amputations by rebel forces. Out of this grew amputee communities and amputee football teams,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Chris Parkes. “This shot was taken at sunset at the Wusum playing field in Makeni. It took several takes to get the moment right; Mohamad was tireless throughout.” This photo was selected for the January 11, 2019 edition of our Photos of the Week series. — “This is a bad-ass portrait, Chris. The light is absolutely gorgeous. I feel like I could see this in Sports Illustrated. I don't have any photographic suggestions but I would advise that in your caption you lead with your characters' name first then go into background information about them. You always want a portrait to be about the person, not physical or mental qualities about them. Keep up the great work!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas )
Top Shot: My Dutch Inspired Self-Portrait | Photograph by Laura Wood (@ourkiddo ) . “I love lifestyle and documentary images but also enjoy dabbling in fine art and taking ordinary moments and making them feel painterly through the use of light and styling,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Laura Wood. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee writes, “I agree with #YourShotPhotographer Toni Minchev (@minchev.toni ) who commented, ‘Brilliant! The whole set up, the light, the colors, the mood — you really transported me into another era, Laura! You have an amazing way to visualize your ideas and turn them into beautiful paintings!’” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on January 14, 2019. — 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.
Her Place is in Skin | Photograph by Briana Gardener (@brianagardener ) . “This photograph features women of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. Wearing absolutely no makeup and in outfits styled to match the tone of their skin, the women will combat unhealthy beauty standards by celebrating their so-called ‘flaws,’ proving that beauty is no one color, size, or shape, and that true empowerment is much deeper than the skin,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Briana Gardener. “Posing together, these women will celebrate the strength that lies in community and the power that lies in unity.” This shoot was part of the Her Place Is In (@herplaceisin ) community; styled by Michelle Singleton (@mishellly ). This photo was selected for the January 11, 2019 edition of our Photos of the Week series. — “This is one awesome portrait, Briana! It's an intersectional celebration of women of all shapes and tones. Their tender pose reinforces the reminder that women and female-identifying folks should be supporting each other across the board. Well done!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas )
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