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  • Under the Moon | Photograph by Kuo Zei Yang (@shadowkuo_photography)
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“We pitched our tent during the night fall,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Kuo Zei Yang, “with the moon rising from the peaks at the same time, lightening up the area with a mood.”
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Today is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and to celebrate, we invited @usairforce Major General and @nasa astronaut Bill Anders to guest edit our assignment, “The Moon in Your Life.” To submit your best moon photo, go to the link in our profile (www.natgeoyourshot.com). Submission deadline is July 25, 2019.
  • Under the Moon | Photograph by Kuo Zei Yang (@shadowkuo_photography)
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    “We pitched our tent during the night fall,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Kuo Zei Yang, “with the moon rising from the peaks at the same time, lightening up the area with a mood.”

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and to celebrate, we invited @usairforce Major General and @nasa astronaut Bill Anders to guest edit our assignment, “The Moon in Your Life.” To submit your best moon photo, go to the link in our profile (www.natgeoyourshot.com). Submission deadline is July 25, 2019.
  • 19,251 88 4 hours ago
  • Last Hubble | Photograph by James Brown
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#YourShotPhotographer James Brown photographed STS-125 Space Shuttle Atlantis launching on May 11, 2009 for the final Hubble servicing mission. He made this photograph with a remote camera on the back side of the launch pad.
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"There's so much going on in those plumes of exhaust and the image of the shuttle holds an element of nostalgia (and a bit of sadness)." — #YourShotPhotographer George T. Probst (@iphotographsharks)
  • Last Hubble | Photograph by James Brown
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    #YourShotPhotographer James Brown photographed STS-125 Space Shuttle Atlantis launching on May 11, 2009 for the final Hubble servicing mission. He made this photograph with a remote camera on the back side of the launch pad.

    "There's so much going on in those plumes of exhaust and the image of the shuttle holds an element of nostalgia (and a bit of sadness)." — #YourShotPhotographer George T. Probst (@iphotographsharks)
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  • Fly Me to the Moon | Photograph by Juan Osorio (@juancosoriophotography)
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“My daughter wants to fly to the moon,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Juan Osorio. I wanted to create a surreal world with the balloons in which you have several angles of view, like having several cameras showing the landscape and Sophia the astronaut.”
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“Juan, I love this photo because it perfectly illustrates your love for your daughter, and your encouragement in the pursuit of her dreams. By making this image a reality for your daughter, you have revealed to her that anything is possible. And I love that. Your daughter will succeed beyond your wildest imagination because you're not telling your daughter ‘No,’ but ‘How can I help you achieve your dreams?’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
  • Fly Me to the Moon | Photograph by Juan Osorio (@juancosoriophotography)
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    “My daughter wants to fly to the moon,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Juan Osorio. I wanted to create a surreal world with the balloons in which you have several angles of view, like having several cameras showing the landscape and Sophia the astronaut.”

    “Juan, I love this photo because it perfectly illustrates your love for your daughter, and your encouragement in the pursuit of her dreams. By making this image a reality for your daughter, you have revealed to her that anything is possible. And I love that. Your daughter will succeed beyond your wildest imagination because you're not telling your daughter ‘No,’ but ‘How can I help you achieve your dreams?’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
  • 14,690 79 11 hours ago
  • Night Launch | Photograph by Niels Tang Christensen
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#YourShotPhotographer Niels Tang Christensen photographed the night launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on March 11, 2008.
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"The night launches were the most amazing sights. I live in central Florida and miss seeing the shuttles take off. The end of the program left a hole in many peoples' lives. I was very fortunate to have a friend who worked at [Kennedy Space Center] who invited my son and I to attend a friends and family event at the center while Endeavour was being outfitted for a mission. A moment I will never forget..." — #YourShotPhotographer Janet Steveley
  • Night Launch | Photograph by Niels Tang Christensen
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    #YourShotPhotographer Niels Tang Christensen photographed the night launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on March 11, 2008.

    "The night launches were the most amazing sights. I live in central Florida and miss seeing the shuttles take off. The end of the program left a hole in many peoples' lives. I was very fortunate to have a friend who worked at [Kennedy Space Center] who invited my son and I to attend a friends and family event at the center while Endeavour was being outfitted for a mission. A moment I will never forget..." — #YourShotPhotographer Janet Steveley
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  • Moonrise Over the Eastern Sierras | Photograph by Benjamin Kirsch
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“On a summer night in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, a friend and I reached the crest of a 12,000-foot mountain pass as the sun was setting,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Benjamin Kirsch. “We found that the moon was rising in the distance, and it made us feel as if we were on another planet looking up at a distant planet.”
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Today is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and to celebrate, we invited @usairforce Major General and @nasa astronaut Bill Anders to guest edit our assignment, “The Moon in Your Life.” To submit your best moon photo, go to the link in our profile (www.natgeoyourshot.com). Submission deadline is July 25, 2019.
  • Moonrise Over the Eastern Sierras | Photograph by Benjamin Kirsch
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    “On a summer night in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, a friend and I reached the crest of a 12,000-foot mountain pass as the sun was setting,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Benjamin Kirsch. “We found that the moon was rising in the distance, and it made us feel as if we were on another planet looking up at a distant planet.”

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and to celebrate, we invited @usairforce Major General and @nasa astronaut Bill Anders to guest edit our assignment, “The Moon in Your Life.” To submit your best moon photo, go to the link in our profile (www.natgeoyourshot.com). Submission deadline is July 25, 2019.
  • 17,971 63 15 hours ago
  • Play the Game | Photograph by Raceala Elena
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#YourShotPhotographer Raceala Elena took this picture of a boy playing football on the beach from the 13th floor of a hotel in the Mamaia resort on the Black Sea Coast of Romania.
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“You saw the shadow, the light, the boy and waited for the perfect moment to press your shutter. The boy connects the two realms of light and shadow beautifully in the way his torso is glowing against the shadow but the shadow of his head is striking the highlight. This is just awesome!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas
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This photo was published in our “Light and Shadow” story. To submit to our current assignments, go to the link in our profile.
  • Play the Game | Photograph by Raceala Elena
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    #YourShotPhotographer Raceala Elena took this picture of a boy playing football on the beach from the 13th floor of a hotel in the Mamaia resort on the Black Sea Coast of Romania.

    “You saw the shadow, the light, the boy and waited for the perfect moment to press your shutter. The boy connects the two realms of light and shadow beautifully in the way his torso is glowing against the shadow but the shadow of his head is striking the highlight. This is just awesome!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas
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    This photo was published in our “Light and Shadow” story. To submit to our current assignments, go to the link in our profile.
  • 15,247 63 20 July, 2019
  • Moonset | Photograph by Koustav Maity
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“This image was taken during the rare celestial trifecta (super-blue-blood moon) in 2018. We decided to watch the moon setting over the Pacific as there was a prediction for clear skies. As the partially eclipsed moon was setting over the Pacific, the seascape turned into a blue and pink canvas, reflecting light from the far east,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Koustav Maity. “This is a favorite of mine since luckily, I also got an early rise watching the setting moon from the pier in the frame. Superfecta moment!”
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"The moon has always been a source of poetic inspiration for man. Here it takes a particular dimension by the rarity of the phenomenon. The 'Super Blue Blood Moon' will not happen again until 2037. The colors, the size of the moon in perspective with the small human silhouette at the end of the pontoon make it a picture full of sweetness. Thank you for having captured this moment with so much poetry." — #YourShotPhotographer Marc Henauer (@marc_henauer)
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This photo was submitted to our “The Moon in Your Life” assignment, guest edited with Bill Anders, United States Air Force Major General and @nasa astronaut. To share your best moon photo, go to the link in our profile.
  • Moonset | Photograph by Koustav Maity
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    “This image was taken during the rare celestial trifecta (super-blue-blood moon) in 2018. We decided to watch the moon setting over the Pacific as there was a prediction for clear skies. As the partially eclipsed moon was setting over the Pacific, the seascape turned into a blue and pink canvas, reflecting light from the far east,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Koustav Maity. “This is a favorite of mine since luckily, I also got an early rise watching the setting moon from the pier in the frame. Superfecta moment!”

    "The moon has always been a source of poetic inspiration for man. Here it takes a particular dimension by the rarity of the phenomenon. The 'Super Blue Blood Moon' will not happen again until 2037. The colors, the size of the moon in perspective with the small human silhouette at the end of the pontoon make it a picture full of sweetness. Thank you for having captured this moment with so much poetry." — #YourShotPhotographer Marc Henauer (@marc_henauer)
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    This photo was submitted to our “The Moon in Your Life” assignment, guest edited with Bill Anders, United States Air Force Major General and @nasa astronaut. To share your best moon photo, go to the link in our profile.
  • 34,909 182 19 July, 2019
  • Top Shot: Lights in the Clouds | Photograph by Cao Ngoc Diem (@watermelon_1978)
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#YourShotPhotographer Cao Ngoc Diem documented this moment as lights were being placed on the Nhu Y River in Vietnam. This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on July 18, 2019.
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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.
  • Top Shot: Lights in the Clouds | Photograph by Cao Ngoc Diem (@watermelon_1978)
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    #YourShotPhotographer Cao Ngoc Diem documented this moment as lights were being placed on the Nhu Y River in Vietnam. This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on July 18, 2019.

    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.
  • 44,298 225 19 July, 2019
  • [ #TBT From July 18, 2016 ] Top Shot: Art in Nature | Photograph by Hidehiro Otake (@hidehirootake)
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“The Athabasca Sand Dunes are one of the most northerly active sand dunes in the world, estimated to be approximately 8,000 years old. The William River flows through the western section of the dunes carrying the sand for over thousands of years, which creates the brush pattern on the bottom,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Hidehiro Otake. “I flew over the river by bush plane and tried to get this image of its ever-changing art of nature.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on July 15, 2016.
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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.
  • [ #TBT From July 18, 2016 ] Top Shot: Art in Nature | Photograph by Hidehiro Otake (@hidehirootake)
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    “The Athabasca Sand Dunes are one of the most northerly active sand dunes in the world, estimated to be approximately 8,000 years old. The William River flows through the western section of the dunes carrying the sand for over thousands of years, which creates the brush pattern on the bottom,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Hidehiro Otake. “I flew over the river by bush plane and tried to get this image of its ever-changing art of nature.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on July 15, 2016.

    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 July 18, 2018 ] Top Shot: Having a Whale of a Time | Photograph by Kyle Aiton (@jkaiton85)
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A whale breaches near the Chilkat Range in Alaska. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) writes, “Great job being patient, getting ready, and anticipating a second chance at capturing this moment. Well done Kyle. I love how wide you made this frame, including the mountain range in the background which offers a fantastic sense of place.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on July 17, 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. #YourShotPhotographer
  • [ #TBT From July 18, 2018 ] Top Shot: Having a Whale of a Time | Photograph by Kyle Aiton (@jkaiton85)
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    A whale breaches near the Chilkat Range in Alaska. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) writes, “Great job being patient, getting ready, and anticipating a second chance at capturing this moment. Well done Kyle. I love how wide you made this frame, including the mountain range in the background which offers a fantastic sense of place.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on July 17, 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. #YourShotPhotographer
  • 26,768 111 18 July, 2019
  • Top Shot: A Summer Evening Swim | Photograph by Koen Hoekemeijer
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“Evening tours are the best when going whale watching during the Icelandic summers,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Koen Hoekemeijer. “Feeding humpbacks, arctic terns flying around to pick up the leftovers and the low standing sun creating beautiful colors.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on July 17, 2019.
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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.
  • Top Shot: A Summer Evening Swim | Photograph by Koen Hoekemeijer
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    “Evening tours are the best when going whale watching during the Icelandic summers,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Koen Hoekemeijer. “Feeding humpbacks, arctic terns flying around to pick up the leftovers and the low standing sun creating beautiful colors.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on July 17, 2019.

    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.
  • 34,510 172 18 July, 2019
  • Just After the Rain | Photograph by Naresh Balaguru
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“At sunrise, a storm approached the south rim of the Grand Canyon, and I almost packed my gear,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Naresh Balaguru. “But it cleared for a temporary period of time giving this amazing view from Powell Point. My first trip to this magnificent landmark left me speechless while I was taking this photo.” This photo was published in our “We are all Explorers” story, guest edited by @natgeo Explorer Becca Skinner. To submit to our current assignments, go to the link in our profile.
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“Naresh, there is something so exciting about catching a moment like this unfold, and then capturing it in a way that accurately translates that feeling to the viewers. Beautiful!” — @natgeo Explorer Becca Skinner (@beccaskinner)
  • Just After the Rain | Photograph by Naresh Balaguru
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    “At sunrise, a storm approached the south rim of the Grand Canyon, and I almost packed my gear,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Naresh Balaguru. “But it cleared for a temporary period of time giving this amazing view from Powell Point. My first trip to this magnificent landmark left me speechless while I was taking this photo.” This photo was published in our “We are all Explorers” story, guest edited by @natgeo Explorer Becca Skinner. To submit to our current assignments, go to the link in our profile.

    “Naresh, there is something so exciting about catching a moment like this unfold, and then capturing it in a way that accurately translates that feeling to the viewers. Beautiful!” — @natgeo Explorer Becca Skinner (@beccaskinner)
  • 24,585 117 17 July, 2019