Coming Up Roses
National Geographic

Your Shot member Ankit Narang photographed this couple a few days before their wedding. “It was taken at a farmhouse away from the city,” Narang writes. “I went before the actual day of the shoot to explore camera angles and interesting light, and I came across this aerial angle and imagined the couple in the morning light along with the shadows of the trees.”

Glacial Place
National Geographic

Laguna Colorada
National Geographic

“I was traveling in South America last year, and one of the last places I visited was Uyuni in Bolivia, which is famous for its salt flats,” says Your Shot member Dharshana Jagoda. “There was a stop at Laguna Colorada on our tour, which made up for the disappointment of being at the salt flats months ahead of the rainy season (too early to see the reflections produced by rain on the flats). I first saw the lake from quite a distance and didn’t see the flamingos, only the contrast of the red water against the crystallized minerals. This photo was taken on my way back from the base of the lake.”

Girl’s World
National Geographic

“I captured this moment of my daughter’s reckless abandon in a suburban playground in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia,” says Gina Waga, a member of National Geographic Your Shot whose picture was recently featured in the Daily Dozen. “I chose an evening during a specific time of year, when the sunset would be enhanced by the smoke from the local canefires, creating the stunning, merging colors.”

Île Europa Atoll
National Geographic

Few divers ever explore the reefs around the Île Europa atoll, which lies in a stretch of the Mozambique Channel known for its massive eddies, productive nutrient upwellings, meandering currents—and spectacular surf.

Île Europa Atoll
National Geographic

Few divers ever explore the reefs around the Île Europa atoll, which lies in a stretch of the Mozambique Channel known for its massive eddies, productive nutrient upwellings, meandering currents—and spectacular surf.

Break Time
National Geographic

“This photo was taken at the break wall at Marina del Rey in southern California,” says Your Shot member Karine Gabrielian. “It’s a hot spot for brown pelicans, seagulls, and other birds. The excretion patterns that cover the rocks of the break wall create the impression of artwork. The scenery changes every minute: You see birds landing, taking off, thinking, relaxing, and talking to each other.”

Break Time
National Geographic

“This photo was taken at the break wall at Marina del Rey in southern California,” says Your Shot member Karine Gabrielian. “It’s a hot spot for brown pelicans, seagulls, and other birds. The excretion patterns that cover the rocks of the break wall create the impression of artwork. The scenery changes every minute: You see birds landing, taking off, thinking, relaxing, and talking to each other.”

Break Time
National Geographic

“This photo was taken at the break wall at Marina del Rey in southern California,” says Your Shot member Karine Gabrielian. “It’s a hot spot for brown pelicans, seagulls, and other birds. The excretion patterns that cover the rocks of the break wall create the impression of artwork. The scenery changes every minute: You see birds landing, taking off, thinking, relaxing, and talking to each other.”

Break Time
National Geographic

“This photo was taken at the break wall at Marina del Rey in southern California,” says Your Shot member Karine Gabrielian. “It’s a hot spot for brown pelicans, seagulls, and other birds. The excretion patterns that cover the rocks of the break wall create the impression of artwork. The scenery changes every minute: You see birds landing, taking off, thinking, relaxing, and talking to each other.”