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  • Fragility of Ecosystem | Photograph by Julia Wimmerin (@juliawimmerlin)
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“Everything we see in this photo from Anilao, Philippines is very fragile and can soon disappear. Dying corals, fish full of plastic coming all the way from plankton and going all the way up the food chain,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Julia Wimmerlin. “Polluted water and air... The more we hear it and say it, the more likely it is that this will change. And generations later, people can still take photos of this incredible beauty.” This photo was selected for the “Celebrating the Planet” story. Go to the link in our profile to submit to our current assignments (“For National Geographic’s Photo of the Day” and “Climate Action in Your Community”) and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.
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“Losing an ecosystem like this can be truly heartbreaking. You start to wonder when will we ever wake up and realize the damage that is being done. I love how the coral is set in the bottom foreground of this image as the fish move above in a pattern. Excellent work with this angle as I'm sure this was a tough underwater image to capture.” — @natgeoyourshot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)
  • Fragility of Ecosystem | Photograph by Julia Wimmerin (@juliawimmerlin)
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    “Everything we see in this photo from Anilao, Philippines is very fragile and can soon disappear. Dying corals, fish full of plastic coming all the way from plankton and going all the way up the food chain,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Julia Wimmerlin. “Polluted water and air... The more we hear it and say it, the more likely it is that this will change. And generations later, people can still take photos of this incredible beauty.” This photo was selected for the “Celebrating the Planet” story. Go to the link in our profile to submit to our current assignments (“For National Geographic’s Photo of the Day” and “Climate Action in Your Community”) and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.

    “Losing an ecosystem like this can be truly heartbreaking. You start to wonder when will we ever wake up and realize the damage that is being done. I love how the coral is set in the bottom foreground of this image as the fish move above in a pattern. Excellent work with this angle as I'm sure this was a tough underwater image to capture.” — @natgeoyourshot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)
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  • Plastic Problem Without Border | Photograph by Shan W. (@_kikiharry_)
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“Planet or plastic? This photo shows my wife walking to the sea. There was plenty of plastic at the feet of my wife, and there was a family to play in the ocean,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Shan W. “Plastics from China and Korea was also flowing there a lot. Plastic problems have no borders. Plastics in my country, and other countries’ plastics that flowed to the coast are garbage throughout the Earth too. We straddle a lot of plastic garbage and arrive at the sea. How long will the earthlings leave the plastic problem?” This photo was selected for the “Celebrating the Planet” story. Go to the link in our profile to submit to our current assignments (“For National Geographic’s Photo of the Day” and “Climate Action in Your Community”) and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.
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“Your framing is intimate and compelling. It shows us just how real this problem is while making a point that this plastic travels from opposite sides of our Mother Earth. Thank you for making an image like this that shows us what is at stake.” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)
  • Plastic Problem Without Border | Photograph by Shan W. (@_kikiharry_)
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    “Planet or plastic? This photo shows my wife walking to the sea. There was plenty of plastic at the feet of my wife, and there was a family to play in the ocean,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Shan W. “Plastics from China and Korea was also flowing there a lot. Plastic problems have no borders. Plastics in my country, and other countries’ plastics that flowed to the coast are garbage throughout the Earth too. We straddle a lot of plastic garbage and arrive at the sea. How long will the earthlings leave the plastic problem?” This photo was selected for the “Celebrating the Planet” story. Go to the link in our profile to submit to our current assignments (“For National Geographic’s Photo of the Day” and “Climate Action in Your Community”) and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.

    “Your framing is intimate and compelling. It shows us just how real this problem is while making a point that this plastic travels from opposite sides of our Mother Earth. Thank you for making an image like this that shows us what is at stake.” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)
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  • Top Shot: Heavenly Monkeys | Photograph by Debarghya Sengupta (@debarghya_nature)
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#YourShotPhotographer Debarghya Sengupta photographed these two monkeys basking in the sunshine in the Sundarbans mangrove forest in West Bengal, India. This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on February 14, 2019.
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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.
  • Top Shot: Heavenly Monkeys | Photograph by Debarghya Sengupta (@debarghya_nature)
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    #YourShotPhotographer Debarghya Sengupta photographed these two monkeys basking in the sunshine in the Sundarbans mangrove forest in West Bengal, India. This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on February 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.
  • 26,971 246 10 hours ago

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  • [ #TBT From February 14, 2017 ] Top Shot: Painters By Number | Photograph by Alexander Alexandrov
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On a “gray gloomy day” in Bulgaria, #YourShotPhotographer Alexander Alexandrov noticed the yellow buckets against the background outside of his house. Senior producer Matt Adams, who selected this image for the February 13, 2017 Daily Dozen commented, “The timing is perfect here, but those yellow buckets just stand out in this image. The placement of each painter and where they are during their progress makes some nice space for you to work with when you created this composition.”
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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 February 14, 2017 ] Top Shot: Painters By Number | Photograph by Alexander Alexandrov
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    On a “gray gloomy day” in Bulgaria, #YourShotPhotographer Alexander Alexandrov noticed the yellow buckets against the background outside of his house. Senior producer Matt Adams, who selected this image for the February 13, 2017 Daily Dozen commented, “The timing is perfect here, but those yellow buckets just stand out in this image. The placement of each painter and where they are during their progress makes some nice space for you to work with when you created this composition.”

    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 February 14, 2018 ] Top Shot: Snow Run | Photograph by Claudio Piccoli (@claudiopiccoliphotographer)
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#YourShotPhotographer Claudio Piccoli photographs Fox, a border collie, as he dashes through the snow towards the camera. Piccoli’s series entitled Dogs in Action shows what a dog looks like when their quick movements are caught on camera. “I live with 4 border collies that inspire me every day,” writes Piccoli. “For me it’s very important to freeze an instant, and show the dog in a dynamic situation.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on February 13, 2018.
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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 February 14, 2018 ] Top Shot: Snow Run | Photograph by Claudio Piccoli (@claudiopiccoliphotographer)
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    #YourShotPhotographer Claudio Piccoli photographs Fox, a border collie, as he dashes through the snow towards the camera. Piccoli’s series entitled Dogs in Action shows what a dog looks like when their quick movements are caught on camera. “I live with 4 border collies that inspire me every day,” writes Piccoli. “For me it’s very important to freeze an instant, and show the dog in a dynamic situation.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on February 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.
  • 28,189 145 14 February, 2019
  • Top Shot: Abbey Road Meets Swan Lake | Photograph by Jesus Garrido Moreno (@kenoz_)
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“I was in the city of Fussen, when crossing the Austrian border with Germany, in the Alps, when I saw these baby swans and after almost an hour looking for the perfect pose, this photo happened,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jesus Garrido Moreno. This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on February 13, 2019.
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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.
  • Top Shot: Abbey Road Meets Swan Lake | Photograph by Jesus Garrido Moreno (@kenoz_)
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    “I was in the city of Fussen, when crossing the Austrian border with Germany, in the Alps, when I saw these baby swans and after almost an hour looking for the perfect pose, this photo happened,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jesus Garrido Moreno. This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on February 13, 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.
  • 23,318 142 14 February, 2019

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  • Memoirs of a Geisha | Photograph by Federico Bonifazi (@federico.bonifazi.photo)
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#YourShotPhotographer Federico Bonifazi paired his portrait of Geisha Chiyoro from Matsuyama with this quote from the 2005 film Memoirs of a Geisha: “A story like mine should never be told. For my world is as forbidden as it is fragile; without its mysteries it cannot survive.” This photo was selected for the “For Your Shot Instagram” story. Go to the link in our profile to submit to our current assignments (“For National Geographic’s Photo of the Day” and “Climate Action in Your Community”) and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.
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“I agree with #YourShotPhotographer Stephanie Thomson who commented, "This is a beautiful portrait Federico. I love how the silky, blue robe compliments the bright, tan colors of the space. The light coming in through the window seems to act as a natural diffuser, creating a softness to the tones, which also emphasizes the softness of the woman's face and her overall body langue as she sits on the ground. Beautiful work!" — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee
  • Memoirs of a Geisha | Photograph by Federico Bonifazi (@federico.bonifazi.photo)
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    #YourShotPhotographer Federico Bonifazi paired his portrait of Geisha Chiyoro from Matsuyama with this quote from the 2005 film Memoirs of a Geisha: “A story like mine should never be told. For my world is as forbidden as it is fragile; without its mysteries it cannot survive.” This photo was selected for the “For Your Shot Instagram” story. Go to the link in our profile to submit to our current assignments (“For National Geographic’s Photo of the Day” and “Climate Action in Your Community”) and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.

    “I agree with #YourShotPhotographer Stephanie Thomson who commented, "This is a beautiful portrait Federico. I love how the silky, blue robe compliments the bright, tan colors of the space. The light coming in through the window seems to act as a natural diffuser, creating a softness to the tones, which also emphasizes the softness of the woman's face and her overall body langue as she sits on the ground. Beautiful work!" — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee
  • 13,967 77 14 February, 2019
  • Underground Adventure | Photograph by Rémi Flament (@remiflamentphotographe)
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“The underground adventure begins where the last rays of sun stop,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Rémi Flament. “The entrance of Alum Pot cave is extraordinary. The atmosphere is very photogenic, between mist and vegetation.” This photo was selected for the “For Your Shot Instagram” story. Go to the link in our profile to submit to our current assignments (“For National Geographic’s Photo of the Day” and “Climate Action in Your Community”) and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.
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“I agree with #YourShotPhotographer Michelle Zheng (@the.michelle.zheng) who commented, ‘What an amazing perspective to be watching this climber scaling down the rope which looks incredibly thin compared to the vast open space in the cave. The size of the climber really highlights how large this cave opening really is and I am sure there's more below! I really like the glow of the light bursting into the cave illuminating the space near the entrance. It must have been a ‘Wow!’ experience being there in the cave!’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
  • Underground Adventure | Photograph by Rémi Flament (@remiflamentphotographe)
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    “The underground adventure begins where the last rays of sun stop,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Rémi Flament. “The entrance of Alum Pot cave is extraordinary. The atmosphere is very photogenic, between mist and vegetation.” This photo was selected for the “For Your Shot Instagram” story. Go to the link in our profile to submit to our current assignments (“For National Geographic’s Photo of the Day” and “Climate Action in Your Community”) and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.

    “I agree with #YourShotPhotographer Michelle Zheng (@the.michelle.zheng) who commented, ‘What an amazing perspective to be watching this climber scaling down the rope which looks incredibly thin compared to the vast open space in the cave. The size of the climber really highlights how large this cave opening really is and I am sure there's more below! I really like the glow of the light bursting into the cave illuminating the space near the entrance. It must have been a ‘Wow!’ experience being there in the cave!’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
  • 36,588 214 14 February, 2019
  • Nice Roof | Photograph by Armando Froio // #sponsored by @bloombergdotorg // "An old turf house located in Iceland," writes Your Shot photographer Armando Froio. "This kind of isolation of the roof offers a superior insulation compared to buildings solely made of wood or stone." // Check out @paristopittsburgh to learn more about how communities across America are coming together to act on climate change. #ParistoPittsburgh
  • Nice Roof | Photograph by Armando Froio // #sponsored by @bloombergdotorg // "An old turf house located in Iceland," writes Your Shot photographer Armando Froio. "This kind of isolation of the roof offers a superior insulation compared to buildings solely made of wood or stone." // Check out @paristopittsburgh to learn more about how communities across America are coming together to act on climate change. #ParistoPittsburgh
  • 14,243 60 13 February, 2019
  • Top Shot: Antlers in the Sky | Photograph by Amardeep Singh (@amardeep17aug)
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“The setting was just perfect,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Amardeep Singh. “With my wide-angle lens I positioned myself in such a way that I could match reindeer’s antlers with the streaks in the sky.” This image was selected for Daily Dozen on February 12, 2019.
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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.
  • Top Shot: Antlers in the Sky | Photograph by Amardeep Singh (@amardeep17aug)
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    “The setting was just perfect,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Amardeep Singh. “With my wide-angle lens I positioned myself in such a way that I could match reindeer’s antlers with the streaks in the sky.” This image was selected for Daily Dozen on February 12, 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.
  • 26,621 127 13 February, 2019
  • Snow Hill Island | Photograph by Christine Margaret Matthews
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“This photograph was taken on a recent visit to Snow Hill Island while on the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov. It was an amazing experience, and the Emperor penguins were absolutely incredible,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Christine Margaret Matthews. “After traveling to the ice sheet by helicopter, we had to walk about two miles to reach the Emperor penguin colony. It was possible to hear the chicks before you actually go there.” This photo was submitted to our “For National Geographic’s Photo of the Day” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.
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“I love Your Shot photographer Stephanie Thomson's comment: "I love your depth of field in this image Christine. The focus on the baby penguins in the foreground, and the lines of penguins that move from the middle to the back of the frame makes it feel as if there are endless penguins and endless babies to attend to. What a spectacular experience! Certainly, worth walking two miles in the cold!" — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee
  • Snow Hill Island | Photograph by Christine Margaret Matthews
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    “This photograph was taken on a recent visit to Snow Hill Island while on the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov. It was an amazing experience, and the Emperor penguins were absolutely incredible,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Christine Margaret Matthews. “After traveling to the ice sheet by helicopter, we had to walk about two miles to reach the Emperor penguin colony. It was possible to hear the chicks before you actually go there.” This photo was submitted to our “For National Geographic’s Photo of the Day” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot.

    “I love Your Shot photographer Stephanie Thomson's comment: "I love your depth of field in this image Christine. The focus on the baby penguins in the foreground, and the lines of penguins that move from the middle to the back of the frame makes it feel as if there are endless penguins and endless babies to attend to. What a spectacular experience! Certainly, worth walking two miles in the cold!" — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee
  • 18,928 102 13 February, 2019
  • Mi Fuego | Photograph by Albert Dros (@albertdrosphotography)
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“One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in nature is an erupting volcano,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Albert Dros. “I planned this shot to align with the Milky Way. This was very difficult to achieve as I had to shoot it early in the blue hour to be able to capture everything in one shot, due to the dynamic range of the lava and stars. I flew over 30 hours to get here, and luckily everything came together. One of my best photographic moments as of yet. I will never forget this unique experience.” This photo was submitted to our “Starstruck” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot. Submission deadline is tomorrow (February 13, 2019 at 12PM EST).
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“I love #YourShotPhotographer Haitong Yu (@yht2009)'s comment: "I have been mesmerized by two of your pictures at different circumstances: this volcanic milky way and the Busan skyscraper photo. And not until today did I realize they are made by the same photographer! So wonderful astrophotography and cityscape works. Massive congrats." — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
  • Mi Fuego | Photograph by Albert Dros (@albertdrosphotography)
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    “One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in nature is an erupting volcano,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Albert Dros. “I planned this shot to align with the Milky Way. This was very difficult to achieve as I had to shoot it early in the blue hour to be able to capture everything in one shot, due to the dynamic range of the lava and stars. I flew over 30 hours to get here, and luckily everything came together. One of my best photographic moments as of yet. I will never forget this unique experience.” This photo was submitted to our “Starstruck” assignment. Go to the link in our profile to participate and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot. Submission deadline is tomorrow (February 13, 2019 at 12PM EST).

    “I love #YourShotPhotographer Haitong Yu (@yht2009)'s comment: "I have been mesmerized by two of your pictures at different circumstances: this volcanic milky way and the Busan skyscraper photo. And not until today did I realize they are made by the same photographer! So wonderful astrophotography and cityscape works. Massive congrats." — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
  • 28,427 169 12 February, 2019