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[ #WorldOrangutanDay ] Lonely Orangutan | Photograph by Yosuke Kashiwakura
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“When brought to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, this orphaned orangutan infant was inside its cage wearing a towel on its head. There was also an orphan who, because of serious trauma, couldn’t keep its food down,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Yosuke Kashiwakura. “Due to deforestation as a result of lumbering and agricultural development, a large number of Borneo’s endemic species are facing critical conditions. At the point when civilization and the wild collide, orphaned wild animals will likely continue to increase.”
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“I love Your Shot photographer Karri N.'s reaction: ‘When I first saw this shot, I thought it was absolutely adorable. But now that I know the story behind it, it's heartbreaking. It is a wonderful capture of this young one. Although he may not know it at the time, he is in good hands.’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
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[ #worldorangutanday ] lonely orangutan | photograph by yosuke kashiwakura
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“when brought to the orangutan rehabilitation center, this orphaned orangutan infant was inside its cage wearing a towel on its head. there was also an orphan who, because of serious trauma, couldn’t keep its food down,” writes #yourshotphotographer yosuke kashiwakura. “due to deforestation as a result of lumbering and agricultural development, a large number of borneo’s endemic species are facing critical conditions. at the point when civilization and the wild collide, orphaned wild animals will likely continue to increase.”

“i love your shot photographer karri n.'s reaction: ‘when i first saw this shot, i thought it was absolutely adorable. but now that i know the story behind it, it's heartbreaking. it is a wonderful capture of this young one. although he may not know it at the time, he is in good hands.’” — @natgeoyourshot producer david y. lee (@davidylee )
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Tower Living | Photograph by Mike Berry
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A modern high-rise building stands alongside older apartment complexes in Hong Kong's Central and Western District. The burgeoning metropolis, which is one of the most densely populated regions of the world, has experienced rapid economic development in recent decades—but now also suffers from stark wealth and income inequality.
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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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Tower living | photograph by mike berry
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a modern high-rise building stands alongside older apartment complexes in hong kong's central and western district. the burgeoning metropolis, which is one of the most densely populated regions of the world, has experienced rapid economic development in recent decades—but now also suffers from stark wealth and income inequality.

today we are featuring @natgeo yourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “photo of the day.” to see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #yourshotphotographer
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Squinting Squid | Photograph by Luis Felipe Puntel (@lfpuntel)
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#YourShotPhotographer Luiz Felipe Puntel captured a close encounter with a curious squid attracted by the dive light. Cephalapods—like squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish—are among the most intelligent invertebrates, often able to solve simple puzzles in addition to their dazzling camouflage skills.
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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.
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Squinting squid | photograph by luis felipe puntel (@lfpuntel )
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#yourshotphotographer luiz felipe puntel captured a close encounter with a curious squid attracted by the dive light. cephalapods—like squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish—are among the most intelligent invertebrates, often able to solve simple puzzles in addition to their dazzling camouflage skills.

today we are featuring @natgeo yourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “photo of the day.” to see more, go to natgeo.com/pod.
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Golden Morning | Photograph by Weng Sang Wong
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The early morning sun bathes Mandalay, Myanmar, in golden light. #YourShotPhotographer Weng Sang Wong was not completely sure what kind of image he would capture when he got up that morning for this shot. “I reached the top of the mountain in the early morning without knowing what would happen next,
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Golden morning | photograph by weng sang wong
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the early morning sun bathes mandalay, myanmar, in golden light. #yourshotphotographer weng sang wong was not completely sure what kind of image he would capture when he got up that morning for this shot. “i reached the top of the mountain in the early morning without knowing what would happen next," he says. "luckily, i saw the sunrise turning the blue sky into a crimson color, and then the amazing golden sunlight appeared."

today we are featuring @natgeo yourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “photo of the day.” to see more, go to natgeo.com/pod.
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Ring of Life | Photograph by Anuar Patjane Floriuk (@anuarpatjane)
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#YourShotPhotographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk photographed a swarm of bigeye trevally at Cabo Pulmo National Park in Mexico. “This place is a unique example of the power of preserving marine hot spots, and is example of what can be achieved when communities, the scientific community, and government work together in favor of conservation,
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Ring of life | photograph by anuar patjane floriuk (@anuarpatjane )
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#yourshotphotographer anuar patjane floriuk photographed a swarm of bigeye trevally at cabo pulmo national park in mexico. “this place is a unique example of the power of preserving marine hot spots, and is example of what can be achieved when communities, the scientific community, and government work together in favor of conservation," writes floriuk. "by selecting and protecting strategic marine areas, the biomass of the ocean can increase rapidly and improve the overall health of the oceans.”

“every time i see an incredible underwater image i am always wondering the difficulty it must be to capture this photo. you can’t control the fish, so to be able to photograph them as they move in this pattern is just amazing. i’m always so inspired by the underwater photographers on your shot. this is also a very well-toned image, and works great as a black and white photo.” — @natgeoyourshot senior producer matt adams (@themattadams )
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Top Shot: A Bouquet in the Air | Photograph by Fumiya Hirano (@fumiya0408)
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#YourShotPhotographer Fumiya Hirano captured this spectacle of fireworks in the summer of 2017. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) writes “Wow. I love how wide you made this frame, visually revealing the size of the fireworks show in comparison to the city below. I love how there is a faint red glow behind the skyline on the left. I can only imagine how exciting this must have been to witness in real life. What a show!” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on August 16, 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.
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Top shot: a bouquet in the air | photograph by fumiya hirano (@fumiya0408 )
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#yourshotphotographer fumiya hirano captured this spectacle of fireworks in the summer of 2017. your shot producer david y. lee (@davidylee ) writes “wow. i love how wide you made this frame, visually revealing the size of the fireworks show in comparison to the city below. i love how there is a faint red glow behind the skyline on the left. i can only imagine how exciting this must have been to witness in real life. what a show!” this image was selected for the daily dozen on august 16, 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.
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[ #TBT From August 16, 2016 ] Top Shot: All Secured | Photograph by Tariq Zaidi (@tariqzaidiphoto)
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“A woman makes sure that her child — the eagle hunter’s grandson — is safely secure,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Tariq Zaidi. “Hunting with eagles is currently only practiced by a handful of Kyrgyz and Kazakhs in one of the planet’s most desolate and harsh terrains, the Altai Mountains. This form of falconry, the practice of hunting with the aid of birds of prey, can be traced back as far as 4,000 years in Central Asia.”
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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.
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[ #tbt from august 16, 2016 ] top shot: all secured | photograph by tariq zaidi (@tariqzaidiphoto )
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“a woman makes sure that her child — the eagle hunter’s grandson — is safely secure,” writes #yourshotphotographer tariq zaidi. “hunting with eagles is currently only practiced by a handful of kyrgyz and kazakhs in one of the planet’s most desolate and harsh terrains, the altai mountains. this form of falconry, the practice of hunting with the aid of birds of prey, can be traced back as far as 4,000 years in central asia.”

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 August 16, 2017 ] Top Shot: Ride Through the Light | Photograph by Raul Jichici
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#YourShotPhotographer Raul Jichici documented this moment of a young Romanian girl training a horse for a show jumping competition. “The light pouring in from the windows here is just beautiful,” writes Your Shot Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams), who selected this image for the August 15, 2017 Daily Dozen. “During my edit I saw that Raul had uploaded different two images from this scene to his Your Shot profile. One was a wide horizontal while the other one was a tight crop vertical. I think the vertical image works better in this location, the tightness brings my view right to the center of the frame as the horse is frozen mid-jump. The small shadow added to the left corner of this frame adds a nice layer to this image as well.”
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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.
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[ #tbt from august 16, 2017 ] top shot: ride through the light | photograph by raul jichici
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#yourshotphotographer raul jichici documented this moment of a young romanian girl training a horse for a show jumping competition. “the light pouring in from the windows here is just beautiful,” writes your shot producer matt adams (@themattadams ), who selected this image for the august 15, 2017 daily dozen. “during my edit i saw that raul had uploaded different two images from this scene to his your shot profile. one was a wide horizontal while the other one was a tight crop vertical. i think the vertical image works better in this location, the tightness brings my view right to the center of the frame as the horse is frozen mid-jump. the small shadow added to the left corner of this frame adds a nice layer to this image as well.”

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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Top Shot: Meet the Kraken | Photograph by Guerino Salvatore (@grnsub)
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“During a dive, a huge octopus, annoyed by my presence, tried to take away my camera,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Guerino Salvatore. “I did not let myself be intimidated and I took a couple of shots. This is one of those shots.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on August 15, 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.
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Top shot: meet the kraken | photograph by guerino salvatore (@grnsub )
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“during a dive, a huge octopus, annoyed by my presence, tried to take away my camera,” writes #yourshotphotographer guerino salvatore. “i did not let myself be intimidated and i took a couple of shots. this is one of those shots.” this image was selected for the daily dozen on august 15, 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.
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Playing Around | Photograph by Leighton Lum (@photography_by_leighton)
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“Baby humpback whales are very inquisitive by nature. Their curiosity used to be their downfall during the times of whaling in Tonga, as they were easy targets,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Leighton Lum. “Since the whaling has stopped, more whales have shown up every year to breed and raise their calves.”
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“What an incredible view of a peaceful creature! I love how it looks like this ‘little’ whale is giving us the eye. Though I love the deep blue of the ocean, seeing this scene in black and white slows it down to let us truly appreciate this awesome mammal. Well done!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)
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Playing around | photograph by leighton lum (@photography_by_leighton )
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“baby humpback whales are very inquisitive by nature. their curiosity used to be their downfall during the times of whaling in tonga, as they were easy targets,” writes #yourshotphotographer leighton lum. “since the whaling has stopped, more whales have shown up every year to breed and raise their calves.”

“what an incredible view of a peaceful creature! i love how it looks like this ‘little’ whale is giving us the eye. though i love the deep blue of the ocean, seeing this scene in black and white slows it down to let us truly appreciate this awesome mammal. well done!” — @natgeoyourshot associate photo editor kristen mcnicholas (@kemcnicholas )
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Carnival Ride | Photograph by Susanne Skyrm
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“This tiny creature, about the size of a thumbnail, was found on a wreck off Grand Cayman. The little yellow arthropod to the left of the center of the hydroid (Ralpharia gorgoniae) was making its home on the organism,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Susanne Skyrm. “I’m always amazed at the beauty of even the smallest creatures underwater. It is rewarding to go beyond the large animals and look for tiny creatures underwater — they are often more colorful and more interesting than anything else.”
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“I love Your Shot photographer Richard Wylie (@richardwylie1017)’s comment: ‘This is an absolutely gorgeous shot Susanne and I love your detailed and informative description as well! I am always so impressed with those who master the art of macro photography underwater — it’s a massively difficult but rewarding process — one that you’ve clearly achieved! Love your work!” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
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Carnival ride | photograph by susanne skyrm
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“this tiny creature, about the size of a thumbnail, was found on a wreck off grand cayman. the little yellow arthropod to the left of the center of the hydroid (ralpharia gorgoniae) was making its home on the organism,” writes #yourshotphotographer susanne skyrm. “i’m always amazed at the beauty of even the smallest creatures underwater. it is rewarding to go beyond the large animals and look for tiny creatures underwater — they are often more colorful and more interesting than anything else.”

“i love your shot photographer richard wylie (@richardwylie1017 )’s comment: ‘this is an absolutely gorgeous shot susanne and i love your detailed and informative description as well! i am always so impressed with those who master the art of macro photography underwater — it’s a massively difficult but rewarding process — one that you’ve clearly achieved! love your work!” — @natgeoyourshot producer david y. lee (@davidylee )
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Top Shot: 99% Human | Photograph by Carmen Huter (@carmenhuter)
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#YourShotPhotographer Carmen Huter made this portrait of a mountain gorilla in October 2017. “Despite it only lasting a split-second, this eye-to-eye moment with an alpha male gorilla in Uganda is a memory I shall cherish for the rest of my life,” Carmen writes. Mountain gorillas, a subspecies of the Eastern gorillas, are considered critically endangered due to war, human disease, habitat loss and poaching. This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on August 14, 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.
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Top shot: 99% human | photograph by carmen huter (@carmenhuter )
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#yourshotphotographer carmen huter made this portrait of a mountain gorilla in october 2017. “despite it only lasting a split-second, this eye-to-eye moment with an alpha male gorilla in uganda is a memory i shall cherish for the rest of my life,” carmen writes. mountain gorillas, a subspecies of the eastern gorillas, are considered critically endangered due to war, human disease, habitat loss and poaching. this image was selected for the daily dozen on august 14, 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.