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Disappearing Glaciers | Photograph by Nahid Bhadelia
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“Dear future generations, we had large bodies of ice called glaciers. This is the Perito Moreno Glacier, located 78 miles from El Calafate in the Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina,” writes Your Shot photographer Nahid Bhadelia. “The ice trekking tour on this glacier had to be one of the most surreal experiences of my life. A lot of the northern hemisphere glaciers are shrinking, but Perito Moreno is one of the most stable glaciers in the world. Being on this body of ice makes you realize how ephemeral and ever changing even the most solid appearing elements of our surroundings are.”
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“This is so beautiful. I love the letter you wrote to the future generations; it feels so personal. You make me care — which makes your epic photo more meaningful. I love how wide you’ve shot this frame, creating a sense of scale to the people joining you in ‘one of the most surreal experiences of [your] life.’ Well done.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) #YourShotPhotographer

Top Shot: Sea of Clouds | Photograph by Tomoyuki Yabe (@tomo_yabe)
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Your Shot photographer Tomoyuki Yabe woke up early to catch this sea of clouds that rushed over the tops of the mountains below. “It was such a beautiful sight, that I just had to capture this moment with a photo,” writes Yabe. This image shows the Shin Izumo Wind Farm, located in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the largest wind turbine fields in Japan.
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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. #YourShotPhotographer

Moken Sea Gypsies | Photograph by Ellen Harasimowicz
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“The Moken are a semi-nomadic Austronesian people who live in the Mergui Archipelago — a group of about 800 islands in the Andamen Sea in both Burma and Thailand,” writes Your Shot photographer Ellen Harasimowicz. “The men spear fish for rays, dugongs, sea cucumbers, and crustaceans while women catch crabs and oysters closer to shore.”
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“Great action image here, I love how you were able to freeze the spear fisherman in the air as he goes to strike through the water. Great timing and composiing of this photo.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams) #YourShotPhotographer

Explorers | Photograph by Eric Guth
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"Surveyed and explored for the first time in June 2014, a team of scientists, cave surveyors, and photographers mapped nearly a mile of previously unexplored passages and galleries in a glacier cave within the crater of Mount St. Helens,” writes Your Shot photographer Eric Guth. "At this moment, the team stands in awe at the beauty they had discovered lying just beneath the surface of the only advancing glacier in the lower 48 states: Crater Glacier.”
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“I love it — this feels like a scene from a sci-fi movie. Thank you for the detailed caption. I cannot even imagine the experience of being among the first in a previously un-entered glacier cave. Wow!” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) #YourShotPhotographer

Top Shot: Ring of Anole | Photograph by Danny Young
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“I was making images of hummingbirds when I saw movement on the stalk of the bee balm plant,” writes Your Shot photographer Danny Young. “I focused on the anole that was right in front of me and as I watched she made a u-turn and headed back up, creating an almost perfect circle with her tail and body.”
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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. #YourShotPhotographer

Sharked | Photograph by Nadia Aly (@nadia.aly.photo)
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“Nothing like 40 sharks hanging around a girl to show that they really aren’t dangerous,” writes Your Shot photographer Nadia Aly, “or are too interested in the human species for consumption.”
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“This is such a compelling way to dispel the myth of sharks and replace it with the wonder and reverence they so deserve! Lovely group photo, it is what we should all aspire for beneath the undulating membrane of the sea.” — @natgeo Explorer and Creative Conservationist Asher Jay (@earthheiress)
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This photo was published in our “Ocean Encounters” assignment, curated by Asher Jay. This assignment — in partnership with the @natgeoencounter: Ocean Odyssey team — asked the @natgeoyourshot community to capture what it feels like to meet the ocean. To learn more about National Geographic’s powerful new experience, go to www.natgeoencounter.com. #YourShotPhotographer

Eclipsed | Photograph by Colleen Pinski
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An onlooker of the annular solar eclipse witnesses the celestial event from New Mexico on May 20, 2012.
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Today (August 21, 2017) tens of millions of lucky people will be able to watch the moon completely cover the sun and turn day into night for a few fleeting minutes as a total solar eclipse races over the entire United States for the first time since June 1918.
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Join @natgeo #LiveFrom coast to coast on @facebook to hear from experts around the country, see stunning photos — including your own — and to see the eclipse. #YourShotPhotographer

Top Shot: The Road to Banff | Photograph by Tal Vardi (@tvardi)
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“After breathing fresh air up on the mountains of Jasper National Park, we started the three hour ride to Banff,” writes Your Shot photographer Tal Vardi. “This wave shaped road was something my eye couldn’t resist. It amazes me how even during daytime with the right light and clouds (and mountains of course) a scene can be so dramatic.”
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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. #YourShotPhotographer

Morning Worship | Photograph by Serge Bouvet (@sergebouvet)
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Every morning, these Jain monks in Udaipur, India, visit temples for worship. Jainism is an ancient religion in India, practiced by 7 million people worldwide. To be a monk, one must forgo all worldly possessions. Your Shot photographer Serge Bouvet says that the monk on the left had been a chemical engineer until only a few years before this photo was taken.
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Today we’re featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo June’s “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

Across the Bridge | Photograph by T. Sweetman (@tominspires)
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Your Shot photographer T. Sweetman used a drone to photograph this bridge in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In this moment, he captured the sight of two elderly people riding scooters over the Ping River.
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Today we’re featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo June’s “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

Flying Stars | Photograph by Mariusz Prusaczyk (@curioso.photography)
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At Aerofestival, an air show in Poznań, Poland, a team called the Turkish Stars flies in formation. The air show started in 2015, welcoming large crowds to watch hours of acrobatic flying.
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Today we’re featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo June’s “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

Concrete Jungle | Photograph by Eric J. Smith (@esmith_images)
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This view of Times Square in New York City shows off the iconic lights and legendary hustle. "From above, the flashing lights and hustle of Times Square reminded me of a scene from Blade Runner," says Your Shot photographer Eric J. Smith. "When this image is printed large, you can spend a lot of time just looking at all the people walking through on
Broadway."
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Today we’re featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo June’s “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer

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