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May 6, 2015 [May. 6th, 2015|11:00 am]
National Geographic Photo of The Day
Picture of an abandoned torpedo station, Gdynia, Poland

Factory Setting

Photograph by Trynidada, National Geographic Your Shot

An abandoned World War II torpedo station appears suspended between a moody sky and a calm bay near Gdynia on the coast of Poland. Setting out from Warsaw, Your Shot member Trynidada drove through the night to catch the first light of sunrisebut as the sun came up, the weather turned dark. The sky had this steel-like color, with just a hint of white clouds moving slowly on the horizon, Trynidada writes.

Trynidadas image was recently featured in Your Shots Daily Dozen.

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May 5, 2015 [May. 5th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a robber fly, South Africa

Robber at Rest

Photograph by Mervin Pearce, National Geographic Your Shot

A robber fly saved from a pool rests on the tip of a bottlebrush flower in Boksburg, South Africa. Using post-processing software, Your Shot member Mervin Pearce created a composite image consisting of multiple shots of the fly stacked on top of each other.

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May 4, 2015 [May. 4th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of girls standing in front of a fan in Roswell, Georgia

Fan Girls

Photograph by Kate Parker, National Geographic Your Shot

We all know that sound it makes when you yell into a fan, writes Kate Parker, who shared this picture with our Your Shot community. Parker had volunteered to take a friends children outside after an early dinner out. This was shot in July in Georgia, she writes. Lots of restaurants have these huge fans outside in case anyone is looking to sweat while they eat. [As] soon as the girls saw the fan, they were drawn right to it. Parker recalled doing this herself as a child. It is universal. I knew I wanted to capture that moment ... yelling freely, with the wind blowing their hair, and just being kids.

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May 3, 2015 [May. 3rd, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of men performing a ceremony at the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand

Temple Dance

Photograph by Kampol Jindaprom, National Geographic Your Shot

A ceremony takes place in the courtyard of the Put Jaw Chinese Temple during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand. A wonderful moment, writes Your Shot member Kampol Jindaprom, who visited the temple to pay homage during the nine-day event. It stems from ... belief and faith.

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May 2, 2015 [May. 2nd, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a girl swimming with golden jellyfish, Jellyfish Lake, Palau

Yellow Jellies

Photograph by Ciemon Frank Caballes, National Geographic Your Shot

The residents of Jellyfish Lake on Eil Malkone of the Rock Islands of Palausurround a snorkeler in their midst. The saltwater lakes golden jellyfish, harmless to humans, spend much of their lives following the sun as it makes its daily progress across the sky. For these jellies, sunlight is essential: It nourishes the algae-like organisms that live symbiotically in their tissues.

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May 1, 2015 [May. 1st, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a snowboarder jumping over an ice cave, Austria

In the Hole

Photograph by Christoph Jorda, National Geographic Your Shot

To get this shot, taken in Austria, Your Shot member Christoph Jorda set up two Profoto B1 flash systems: one on top of the ice cave and one inside. We had to dig out the entrance of the cave because it was almost totally closed by the snow you see in the foreground, Jorda writes. The problem? According to Jorda, the ice cave was at an altitude of nearly 9,800 feet, the temperature was at minus 4F, and the flash didnt work properly. So he [had] to jump a couple of times to get it right, he says.

Jordas image was recently featured in Your Shots Daily Dozen.

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April 30, 2015 [Apr. 30th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of men sitting by a fire on the beach, United Arab Emirates

Fireside Chat

Photograph by Muhammad Babar Swaleheen, National Geographic Your Shot

While shooting at the seaside in the United Arab Emirates, Your Shot member Muhammad Babar Swaleheen was about to pack up when he spotted these men discussing daily life around a small fire. Swaleheen asked if he could photograph them, and they gladly agreed.

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April 29, 2015 [Apr. 29th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of traffic on a busy city road in Bangkok, Thailand, at night

Going Electric

Photograph by David Guttenfelder, National Geographic

Dams are rising all along the Mekong River to bring the people of Southeast Asia clean electricity. In Thailand the hunger for electricity is driving dam construction on the lower Mekong in Laos and Cambodia. Bangkoks CentralWorld complex (at right) houses some 500 shops, a hotel, and an ice-skating rink.

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April 28, 2015 [Apr. 28th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a man creating fire trails using burning wool on a starry night, Salcombe, England

Sparks Fly

Photograph by Steve Bradburn, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Steve Bradburn used wire wool and a long exposure to create this fiery effect in Salcombe, England. Above, stars wheel in the night sky.

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April 27, 2015 [Apr. 27th, 2015|11:00 am]
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Picture of a man rowing a boat on the Yamuna River, Mathura, India

Boatman of Mathura

Photograph by Andrew Louis Kleynhans, National Geographic Your Shot

While taking pictures of Hindu holy men in the Indian city of Mathurabirthplace of the Hindu god KrishnaYour Shot member Andrew Louis Kleynhans came across a boatman on the Yamuna River who asked to have his picture taken. To get this angle Kleynhans got on his stomach in the boats stern, his feet dangling in the water. In the end ... the boatman was very happy with his image, he writes.

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