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The Three Amigos | Photograph by Donna Bourdon
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#YourShotPhotographer Donna Bourdon photographed “these three [penguins] rushing out of the sea during a sandstorm on Saunders Island in the Falkland Islands.”
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“What a beautiful threesome you have here! Just love their expressions. They look like holding hands/wings and so happy, despite the fact that you can see what must have been a very cold wind around their feet! Great work making a portrait of these lovely birds!” — #YourShotPhotographer Nele Horemans
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The three amigos | photograph by donna bourdon
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#yourshotphotographer donna bourdon photographed “these three [penguins] rushing out of the sea during a sandstorm on saunders island in the falkland islands.”

“what a beautiful threesome you have here! just love their expressions. they look like holding hands/wings and so happy, despite the fact that you can see what must have been a very cold wind around their feet! great work making a portrait of these lovely birds!” — #yourshotphotographer nele horemans
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Cool Flames | Photograph by Carolyn Cheng (@carolynchengphotography)
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“From the air, I photographed the waters of Shark Bay crashing onto the beach many different ways,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Carolyn Cheng. “This image spoke to me the most, as to my delight, the waves look like white flames emanating from the water or, alternatively and metaphorically, like the open and curious fingers or tentacles of an exploratory organism.”
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“What an incredible view, Carolyn! I love that you mentioned that the waves look like flames because that's what I thought when I first had this image catch my attention during the daily edits. The colors and textures throughout would make this image for such a beautiful, HUGE print matted on the wall in a frame. I love it.” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)
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Cool flames | photograph by carolyn cheng (@carolynchengphotography )
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“from the air, i photographed the waters of shark bay crashing onto the beach many different ways,” writes #yourshotphotographer carolyn cheng. “this image spoke to me the most, as to my delight, the waves look like white flames emanating from the water or, alternatively and metaphorically, like the open and curious fingers or tentacles of an exploratory organism.”

“what an incredible view, carolyn! i love that you mentioned that the waves look like flames because that's what i thought when i first had this image catch my attention during the daily edits. the colors and textures throughout would make this image for such a beautiful, huge print matted on the wall in a frame. i love it.” — @natgeoyourshot associate photo editor kristen mcnicholas (@kemcnicholas )
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Dive | Photograph by Michael Brown (@m_brownoo)
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“The moment a Sperm whale decides to dive, you get all but a few seconds to capture it­,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Michael Brown. “I managed to take a few shots looking through the lens of my camera and the other few seconds watching in amazement with my own eyes. This shot was taken off the Kaikoura Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.”
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“I love how the shape of the tail mimics the mountains, so simple and beautiful.” — @natgeo photographer Erika Larsen (@erikalarsen888)
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Dive | photograph by michael brown (@m_brownoo )
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“the moment a s***m whale decides to dive, you get all but a few seconds to capture it­,” writes #yourshotphotographer michael brown. “i managed to take a few shots looking through the lens of my camera and the other few seconds watching in amazement with my own eyes. this shot was taken off the kaikoura coast of new zealand’s south island.”

“i love how the shape of the tail mimics the mountains, so simple and beautiful.” — @natgeo photographer erika larsen (@erikalarsen888 )
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Lake Bosumtwi Fisherman | Photograph by António Mesquita (@ajtmesquita)
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“This one million-year-old sacred lake was created when a giant meteorite crashed in what was once a lush rainforest. Lake Bosumtwi is revered by locals as sacred. Souls are said to say goodbye to God here,” writes #YourShotPhotographer António Mesquita. “Therefore, it is forbidden to use boats on the lake, and tradition dictates that they are only allowed to fish in the lake using wooden planks. During July and August, fishing is forbidden altogether because the spirit of the lake is resting.”
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“Beautiful!” — @natgeo photographer Maggie Steber (@maggiesteber)
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Lake bosumtwi fisherman | photograph by antónio mesquita (@ajtmesquita )
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“this one million-year-old sacred lake was created when a giant meteorite crashed in what was once a lush rainforest. lake bosumtwi is revered by locals as sacred. souls are said to say goodbye to god here,” writes #yourshotphotographer antónio mesquita. “therefore, it is forbidden to use boats on the lake, and tradition dictates that they are only allowed to fish in the lake using wooden planks. during july and august, fishing is forbidden altogether because the spirit of the lake is resting.”

“beautiful!” — @natgeo photographer maggie steber (@maggiesteber )
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Drink and Be Merry | Photograph by Marc Ressang (@unioz)
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In Shanghai, China, #YourShotPhotographer Marc Ressang photograph a group of waiters carrying a bathtub full of sparklers and expensive alcohol to a patron's table.
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“Wonderful composition and collection of faces. And the looming boss or patron on the right adds a sense of social stratification, perhaps? An image that a viewer can't help but linger on... I love those kinds of images and you don't get them every day.” — @natgeo photographer Renan Ozturk (@renan_ozturk)
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Drink and be merry | photograph by marc ressang (@unioz )
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in shanghai, china, #yourshotphotographer marc ressang photograph a group of waiters carrying a bathtub full of sparklers and expensive alcohol to a patron's table.

“wonderful composition and collection of faces. and the looming boss or patron on the right adds a sense of social stratification, perhaps? an image that a viewer can't help but linger on... i love those kinds of images and you don't get them every day.” — @natgeo photographer renan ozturk (@renan_ozturk )
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Dust to Dust | Photograph by José Antonio Zamora
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Through clouds of dust, #YourShotPhotographer José Antonio Zamora photographed riders making their journey to El Rocío in southern Spain. Every year, the pilgrimage attracts around a million visitors, who pay homage to an historic and sacred statue of the Virgin Mary.
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Dust to dust | photograph by josé antonio zamora
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through clouds of dust, #yourshotphotographer josé antonio zamora photographed riders making their journey to el rocío in southern spain. every year, the pilgrimage attracts around a million visitors, who pay homage to an historic and sacred statue of the v****n mary.

"wow! like an opening scene from a movie... the mysterious strangers riding through the thick dust into the foreground! love the perspective, the many layers and hues created from the dust, the excitement and the anticipation of what will happen next as this marvelous scene unfolds. great eye to capture this story telling visual josé! so brilliant!" — #yourshotphotographer rose ungvari
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Make a Splash | Photograph by Ujjal Dey (@ujjaldey)
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#YourShotPhotographer Ujjal Dey photographed kids playing in a water fountain on a hot day in Hyderabad, India. May is typically the hottest month in Hyderabad, with temperatures averaging around 98 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Make a splash | photograph by ujjal dey (@ujjaldey )
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#yourshotphotographer ujjal dey photographed kids playing in a water fountain on a hot day in hyderabad, india. may is typically the hottest month in hyderabad, with temperatures averaging around 98 degrees fahrenheit.

"impressive. i love everything in this picture. the light, the movement of the kid, the visual space you left on the right. very cool.” — #yourshotphotographer joris delphin
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Shadow Boxing | Photograph by Sergii Salomatin (@salomatin.sergii)
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Boxers compete in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Shadow boxing | photograph by sergii salomatin (@salomatin.sergii )
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boxers compete in kiev, ukraine. "every moment in the fight is the display of two opposites: one attacks, the other defends," says #yourshotphotographer sergii salomatin. "the unexpected unity of two opposites comes in their hope to win."

“i love how you have chosen the low to the ground pov looking up at this combating moment. the light is phenomenal and adds much to the drama and action. great idea to observe the essence of 'opposites' in a sport like boxing! i can feel the turmoil and the powerful undercurrent of emotions that takes this moment beyond the physical expression of 'opposites' to a blend of fascinating emotions!!!” — #yourshotphotographer sukanya de (@being_sukanya )
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Where the Flowers Bloom | Photograph by Libby G.
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“Springtime in Texas is full of wildflowers,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Libby G. “This patch of blue and purple flowers was the perfect place to play with my new drone. The flower pattern from above is all Mother Nature’s doing.”
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Where the flowers bloom | photograph by libby g.
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“springtime in texas is full of wildflowers,” writes #yourshotphotographer libby g. “this patch of blue and purple flowers was the perfect place to play with my new drone. the flower pattern from above is all mother nature’s doing.”

"wow. this is just amazing! a work of art! you have filled the frame so perfectly and completely with absolutely no distractions at the perimeter. having the sisters in the center with their arms crisscrossed is an unexpected delight that creates a bit of tension before the eye is engulfed in all those beautiful wild flowers. i would frame this." — #yourshotphotographer elizabeth paoletti
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Wave of Fury | Photograph by Oscar Martinez Diego (@omartinezdiego)
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#YourShotPhotographer Oscar Martinez Diego photographed dramatic winter storms sending crashing waves into Spain's Mouro Island, upon which a lighthouse stands. For decades after its construction in the 19th century, such a storm would have stranded the lighthouse keeper, the island's sole resident. But the light has been automated for almost one hundred years.
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Wave of fury | photograph by oscar martinez diego (@omartinezdiego )
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#yourshotphotographer oscar martinez diego photographed dramatic winter storms sending crashing waves into spain's mouro island, upon which a lighthouse stands. for decades after its construction in the 19th century, such a storm would have stranded the lighthouse keeper, the island's sole resident. but the light has been automated for almost one hundred years.

"this is amazing! when i first looked at it, for a split second i thought it was snow. you captured it beautifully, and it's powerful and amazing. so full of action i can feel the energy. love it, oscar!! :)" — #yourshotphotographer janet ellison
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Look Out Below | Photograph by Francois Lallier (@francoislallier)
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“Discovered and explored in 1972, at more than 1,000 feet deep, the chasm of Aphanicé (Pyrénées) has the deepest vertical of France,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Francois Lallier. “In January 2019, we decided to go to the bottom of the chasm and take the time to take a picture from the relay at -90m, from the most spectacular view towards the bottom of the ‘Pirates Well.’”
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“This is a great attempt at one of, if not ’the’ most challenging photographs in a cave. In these locations, you as a photographer and a caver are tested to the max. You have managed to achieve a great job with the back-lighting. The walls around the figure in the foreground are very well and illuminated with a good balanced range. I particularly like that your eye can travel down the rope, all the way to the second figure hanging on the rope all that way down. That is an important piece to the jigsaw as it extends the length and life of the photograph. Very well done in a very challenging environment.” — @natgeo photographer Robbie Shone (@shonephoto)
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Look out below | photograph by francois lallier (@francoislallier )
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“discovered and explored in 1972, at more than 1,000 feet deep, the chasm of aphanicé (pyrénées) has the deepest vertical of france,” writes #yourshotphotographer francois lallier. “in january 2019, we decided to go to the bottom of the chasm and take the time to take a picture from the relay at -90m, from the most spectacular view towards the bottom of the ‘pirates well.’”

“this is a great attempt at one of, if not ’the’ most challenging photographs in a cave. in these locations, you as a photographer and a caver are tested to the max. you have managed to achieve a great job with the back-lighting. the walls around the figure in the foreground are very well and illuminated with a good balanced range. i particularly like that your eye can travel down the rope, all the way to the second figure hanging on the rope all that way down. that is an important piece to the jigsaw as it extends the length and life of the photograph. very well done in a very challenging environment.” — @natgeo photographer robbie shone (@shonephoto )
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Grand Geyser | Photograph by Andrew Thomas
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Grand Geyser erupts in Yellowstone National Park. In recent years, the geyser has become one of the most predictable in the park, erupting every six to seven hours with a show that lasts between nine and twelve minutes.
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Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer
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Grand geyser | photograph by andrew thomas
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grand geyser erupts in yellowstone national park. in recent years, the geyser has become one of the most predictable in the park, erupting every six to seven hours with a show that lasts between nine and twelve minutes.

today we are featuring @natgeo yourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “photo of the day.” to see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #yourshotphotographer