July 11, 2015

Picture of a man crossing the road from shadow to light

End of the Road

Photograph by Nilton Quoirin, National Geographic Your Shot

In this picture from Your Shot member Nilton Quoirin, a worker crosses a road at a hydroelectric power plant at the Itaipu Dam on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The dam is touted as the largest generator of renewable clean energy in the world.

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July 10, 2015

Picture of Vestrahorn, Iceland, at sunset

Planet Iceland

Photograph by Sophie Carr

This [was] taken at the volcanic beach at Stokksnes in southeastern Iceland in February 2015, writes photographer Sophie Carr. I used a two-second exposure to capture the water trails as the waves receded over rocks at the edge of the beach, just as the sun was setting behind me, illuminating the mighty Vestrahorn mountain and some peaks in the far distance.

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest.

July 9, 2015

Picture of a chameleon

Golden Eye

Photograph by Florence Bennett, National Geographic Your Shot

A chameleon heads for a heat lamp in Chester, England, at an incredibly slow pace, with robotic movements, writes Your Shot member Florence Bennett. As seen here, chameleons have two finger-like appendages on each foot, and each foot has five clawstwo on one "toe" and three on the other.

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July 8, 2015

Picture of a man in a boat with birds overhead reflected in the water, Bangladesh

Skies Below

Photograph by SK JaYed, National Geographic Your Shot

With teeming skies above and below, a fisherman rows out to make his catch during the rainy season in Bangladesh. Your Shot member SK JaYed captured the shot from the top of a bridge.

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July 7, 2015

Picture of a woman talking on her phone with a large rabbit in the foreground, Kolkata, India

Abrakolkata

Photograph by Rana Pandey, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Rana Pandey captured this picture of a woman and rabbit in Kolkata, India. Pandeys intimate portraits of life in India can be found on our photo community.

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July 6, 2015

Picture of young woman carrying her infant sibling, Ethiopia

A Sisters Care

Photograph by Ali Al-Zaidi

Losing a mother is especially painful for young children, and older children may take on the bulk of the responsibility afterward, writes photographer Ali Al-Zaidi. Here, a young woman cares for an infant sibling in Ethiopia. But still the sadness shows on the little kids face, because something is missing, which is the mother, Al-Zaidi writes.

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest.

July 5, 2015

Aerial picture of land meeting sea near Dubai

Between Land and Sea

Photograph by Abrar Mohsin

Though Dubai is known for its grandiose cityscapes, it also has a vast and awe-inspiring natural beauty, writes Abrar Mohsin, who captured this aerial view from a helicopter above the seaside UAE metropolis. The serene turquoise water and the golden hues in the desert sand present an interesting contrast, he writes.

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest.

July 4, 2015

Picture of a young girl squatting on a brick palette, India

Brick World

Photograph by Aditya Varma, National Geographic Your Shot

Bricks surround a young child in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. The countrys brick industry is particularly harsh on both its workerswho suffer dangerous conditions under much criticized labor practicesand the environment, consuming around 24 million tons of coal annually.

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July 3, 2015

Picture of a red fox walking in the snow.

Fox Spring

Photograph by Fred Lemire, National Geographic Your Shot

A red fox levels a suspicious gaze on a spring day near Iqaluit on Baffin Island in the Canadian territory of Nanavut. The wide-ranging omnivores diverse habitats include grassland, desert, forestand even the suburbs.

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July 2, 2015

Picture of young ballerinas sitting in front of dressing room mirrors

Ballerina Rainbow

Photograph by Evelyn Reinson, National Geographic Your Shot

The second I walked into the dressing room at the Mahaffey Theater holding my little girl's hand, I knew this setting was magic, writes Your Shot member Evelyn Reinson, who captured this picture in St. Petersburg, Florida. In a room that moments before was bustling with dozens of little ballerinas, the photography gods gave me minutes with only these seven.

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