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July 21, 2015 [Jul. 21st, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of women selling items from steps at a market, Dalat, Vietnam

Step Sellers

Photograph by Quang Tran, National Geographic Your Shot

In the mountain city of Dalat in southern Vietnam, women work on market stepsadapted to the sloped terrainafter a heavy shower. Your Shot member Quang Tran was walking through the city observing people do different things to earn [a] living ... and that way I caught this moment in front of an old market.

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July 20, 2015 [Jul. 20th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of the Yaqing Temple, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China

River of Ten Thousand Souls

Photograph by Thierry Bornier, National Geographic Your Shot

Dwellings housing Tibetan Buddhist nuns flank Yaqing Temple in Chinas Garz Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Your Shot member Thierry Bornier traveled here after learning about it from a friend. Relatively undiscovered, the places beauty remains untouched by modernism and tourism, he says. He spent four days near the temple to capture this image with a blue sky and big white clouds in order to give the landscape a 3-D quality.

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July 19, 2015 [Jul. 19th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a man carrying mirrors with people reflected in them, Kenya

Mirrored Gazes

Photograph by Randy Olson

Lake Turkana, the worlds largest permanent desert lake, sustains the tribes in Kenyas remote northbut projects upstream threaten its lifeblood. Here, a man sells mirrors in the Kakuma Refugee Camp. Located a hundred miles from Lake Turkana, the UN camp holds 180,000 refugees who fled conflicts in Sudan, Somalia, and other nations.

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July 18, 2015 [Jul. 18th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of lightning and a rainbow during a storm in Iowa

Warring Weather

Photograph by Paul Brooks, National Geographic Your Shot

While trying to provide storm coverage for local affiliates, Iowa storm chaser Paul Brooks followed a cell from Albia to Mount Pleasant at sunset. He captured this scene just east of Mount Pleasantlightning to the south and a well-defined rainbow to the eastby stacking seven separate shots on top of each other, forming a composite image of the weather events. Truly a perfect alignment of the elements, he writes.

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July 17, 2015 [Jul. 17th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a man surfing down the barrel of a wave

Perfect Ride

Photograph by Massimo Rumi, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Massimo Rumi spent a month photographing on Sydney, Australias Bondi, Tamarama, and Bronte beaches, where some of the best surfers can be seen when the conditions are right, he says. He captured this perfect ride on the beach at Tamarama. My goal was to freeze the subject [while] capturing the essence of motion.

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July 16, 2015 [Jul. 16th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a car seeking shade, White Sands, New Mexico

White Hot

Photograph by Elliot Ross, National Geographic Your Shot

On a sun-bleached afternoon cresting 100F at White Sands National Monument [in New Mexico], I was making my way to the only shade visible, writes Your Shot member Elliot Ross. As I approached, out of nowhere these travelers rounded a dune and beat me to it. My frustration melted when I saw how perfectly symmetrical their vehicles made my frame. I took a dozen steps back to highlight the immensity of this surreal landscape. After a few frames, I was on my way to find new shelter.

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July 15, 2015 [Jul. 15th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a pod of dolphins, Makua, Hawaii

Poster Dolphins

Photograph by Erika Hart, National Geographic Your Shot

A pod of spinner dolphins swims off Makua Beach, Hawaii, in this picture captured by Your Shot member Erika Hart during a solo swim. Groups of the sociable spinners can number in the thousands.

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July 14, 2015 [Jul. 14th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of Chhau dancer performing in costume, West Bengal, India

Chhau Dancer

Photograph by Arghya Chatterjee, National Geographic Your Shot

A costumed Chhau dancer performs in Purulia in West Bengal, India. Prevalent in eastern India, the traditional martial and dramatic art comes in several forms, one of which incorporates colorful, outsize masks such as the one seen here.

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July 13, 2015 [Jul. 13th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a mouse poking its head out of a hole

Whos There?

Photograph by Cezary Wyszynski, National Geographic Your Shot

Who was knocking on my door? This is what Your Shot member Cezary Wyszynski imagines this mouse thinking as it pokes its head from a hole. A possible culprit? Wyszynski wryly hints at the departing rat thats slightly visible in the background.

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July 12, 2015 [Jul. 12th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a lionfish underwater in the Red Sea

Sunblocker

Photograph by Christian Schlamann

Traveler Photo Contest entrant Christian Schlamann encountered this very friendly and curious lionfish in the Red Sea. Native to the reefs and rocky crevices of the Indo-Pacific, lionfish have found their way to warm ocean habitats worldwide. In the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, the voracious predators are considered a destructive invasive species.

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest.

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