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Top Shot: Play or Prey | Photograph by Jacqueline Crivello
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On an early February morning in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, #YourShotPhotographer Jacqueline Crivello captured this moment between a mouse and fox. She writes, “The predation instincts of the fox caused him to catch the mouse, his curiosity caused him to carelessly throw the mouse in the air and enjoy his triumphant moment, then ultimately, lose his lunch due to the quick and craftiness of the mouse.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on March 20, 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.

Wave Rock | Photograph by Hugh Benson (@hb.travelphotography)
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“Isn’t nature fantastic? You get towers of rock, layers of coloured rock, and even like here, waves of rock,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Hugh Benson. “Wave Rock in Western Australia was carved by the wind and is just over 100m long.” This photo was submitted to our “My First Published Badge” assignment. To participate in our assignments –- and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot -- go to the link in our profile.

"What I like about this image is how the rock looks as if it has created its own shoreline at the bottom, which adds to the illusion that it is a real wave. The shadows and highlights of the rock also make it look as if it is something I would see in the ocean. And the way the girl walks so calmly is initially disturbing, until realizing that this formation is not moving water, but still rock." — #YourShotPhotographer Stephanie Thomson

2018 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner: Mermaid | Photograph by Reiko Takahashi (@reiko.alice.takahashi)
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“I was fortunate to have encountered a humpback whale with her calf on my first-day snorkeling near Japan’s Kumejima Island. Most of the time, the calf stayed close to her mom,” describes Reiko Takasahi. “At one point, the calf began jumping and tapping its tail on the water near us—it was very friendly and curious. Finally, the mother, who was watching nearby, came to pick up the calf and swim away. I fell in love completely with the calf and its very energetic, large, and beautiful tail.’

The 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest has started. Enter for a chance to win up to $10,000 and to be featured on the @natgeotravel Instagram account. See our Instagram Story for more information. Good luck #YourShotPhotographer

Green House | Photograph by Jonas Alsleben (@jonasalsleben) // #sponsored by @bloombergdotorg // “This is a traditional Norwegian house that must have been vacant for years,” writes Your Shot photographer Jonas Alsleben. “Green roofs have a lot of advantages such as better indoor climate, improved city climate, and additionally a habitat for plants and animals. Because of the lack of clay, people used peat from the many marshes in the region for their roofs. A wooden roof was covered with birchbark first and peat placed above it. In this case, the natural resources provided the substrate for two fir trees.” This image was selected for the Climate Action in Your Community story curated by National Geographic Photographer Katie Orlinsky (@katieorlinsky) // Check out @paristopittsburgh to learn more about how communities across America are coming together to act on climate change. #ParistoPittsburgh

Top Shot: The Wee One at the Waterhole | Photograph by Sandy Sharkey (@sandysharkeyphotography)
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#YourShotPhotographer Sandy Sharkey photographed this elephant calf amongst its family at a waterhole in Savuti, Botswana. She writes, “It is amazing to watch the care and protection these giants have over their young.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on March 19, 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.

Springtime | Photograph by Trung Pham (@phtrung0611)
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“At this time of the year from March to April,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Trung Pham, “the pink trumpet flowers are blooming all around Nam Phuong lake in Bao Loc, Vietnam.”

This photo was submitted to our “Plant Kingdom” assignment, guest edited by @natgeo Explorer Prasenjeet Yadav (@prasen88). Submission deadline is March 26, 2019 at 12 p.m. EST. To participate in our assignments –- and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot -- go to the link in our profile.

Under the Bonsai Umbrella | Photograph by Allan Pudlitzke (@allanpudlitzke)
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“My favorite part about trees is that we all see something different in them. They carry an oddly surreal and magical illusion to what we view. The more unique and intricate the tree, the more is hidden within its being,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Allan Pudlitzke. “At this time, this Japanese Maple tree at the Portland Japanese Garden was just very alluring and drew me in. I hunched down to a lower perspective to capture the color of the light glistening through the leaves and branches.”

This photo was submitted to our “Plant Kingdom” assignment, guest edited by @natgeo Explorer Prasenjeet Yadav (@prasen88). Submission deadline is March 26, 2019 at 12 p.m. EST. To participate in our assignments –- and for your chance to be featured on @natgeoyourshot -- go to the link in our profile.

Top Shot: A Queen Left in the Dust | Photograph by Clement Kiragu (@clement.wild)
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#YourShotPhotographer Clement Kiragu made this dramatic photo of a lioness after a failed hunt. He writes, “This big cat clearly didn’t calculate her moves very well, all her prey escaped and left confused in a cloud of dust. This image represents the larger percentage of lion hunts which end in failure.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on March 18, 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.

Drawing Water | Photograph by Jamie Furlong // #sponsored by @proctergamble for #WorldWaterDay // “Before sunrise, this woman from the Mising Tribe on Majuli Island draws water from the communal well,” writes Your Shot photographer Jamie Furlong. “In the dry season, this area is hot and dusty. During the monsoon season, the place is transformed and the Misings, who live in stilted houses, can only get around by boat.” // Join @proctergamble and our Children’s Safe Drinking Water partners as we continue #DoingGoodEveryDay on our way to providing 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025.

Thirsty Cuban | Photograph by Yoandy Robaina (@xxtranyer) // #sponsored by @proctergamble for #WorldWaterDay // “Enjoy a well-deserved drink of fresh water at the end of a work day,” writes Your Shot photographer Yoandy Robaina. // Join @proctergamble and our Children’s Safe Drinking Water partners as we continue #DoingGoodEveryDay on our way to providing 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025.

Clean Water | Photograph by Sarah Bridgeman // #sponsored by @proctergamble for #WorldWaterDay // “I traveled to Sierra Leone, Africa with Let Them LOL, a non-profit organization that brings so much joy to poverty-stricken communities by providing them with the basic need of clean water,” writes Your Shot photographer Sarah Bridgeman. “You can see these communities change completely after receiving clean water.” // Join @proctergamble and our Children’s Safe Drinking Water partners as we continue #DoingGoodEveryDay on our way to providing 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025.

Collecting Water | Photograph by Amy-sinead Moran (@amysineadphotography) // #sponsored by @proctergamble for #WorldWaterDay // At 6 a.m., a young woman collects water outside her home in Angkor, Cambodia. // Join @proctergamble and our Children’s Safe Drinking Water partners as we continue #DoingGoodEveryDay on our way to providing 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025.

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