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[ #TBT From September 19, 2017 ] Top Shot: The Journey | Photograph by Asaf Ud Daula . “ #YourShotPhotographer Asaf Ud Daula captured this moment of travelers riding on-top of a train through Bangladesh. “While traveling home some riders take risks by riding on-top of the train when there is no room in the cars,” writes Daula. “Love the use of motion here in this image,” writes Your Shot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams). “I’ve seen many images of these train rides before but love how you added a layer of motion to this image that makes it come to life. Great perspective as well from the top of the train.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on September 19, 2017. — 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 September 20, 2016 ] Top Shot: Two Familiar Faces | Photograph by Damilice Mansur . Two northern gannets meet face to face at a breeding ground. The northern gannet is the largest seabird in the North Atlantic, with a wingspan of up to two meters. — 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

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Top Shot: Hunter Becomes the Prey | Photograph by Neelutpaul Barua (@neel_barua_photography) . “A herd of close to 100 cape buffaloes chased this lion and he took refuge on an Acacia tree,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Neelutpaul Barua. “He wanted to be on higher grounds but kept slipping. It was a game of patience. The herd lost interest in the pursuit and the ordeal ended when the lion jumped from the tree and ran for his life.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on September 19, 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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Camping on the Diving Board | Photograph by Matthew Saville . “As technology shrinks the world around us, it becomes more and more difficult to find ourselves truly lost in the outdoors. This makes particular moments and scenes that much more special,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Matthew Saville. “Getting to the Diving Board was quite a challenge, as there is no official trail. For anybody who is prepared, careful, and respectful of nature, the reward is one of the most breathtaking views in all of Yosemite, in my opinion.” — “Surprising angle of the Half Dome in Yosemite! Actually, three domes arranged to replicate in almost concentric circles — the small tent, the mountain, and the curved Milky Way. Good idea and well executed!” — @natgeo photographers Orsolya & Erlend Haarberg (@haarbergphoto)

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The Gaunlet | Photograph by Douglas Croft (@douglascroftimages) . “Brooks Falls is the centerpiece of Katmai National Park in Alaska. We were there in July during the height of the summer salmon runs, and it did not disappoint!,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Douglas Croft. “Brooks Falls is a natural barrier for the fish on their way to spawn and the bears gather there to catch and eat salmon, and fatten up for the winter. Truly an amazing place.” — “We have seen a lot of images of Grizzly bears at Brooks Falls, but this one made us stop for a moment. The bears focus enormously on the fishing — you can feel the tension in the air… And all of them look in the right direction, forming a nice composition around the waterfall.” — @natgeo photographers Orsolya & Erlend Haarberg (@haarbergphoto)

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Top Shot: Mystical Dragon | Photograph by Viky Chillz (@vikychillzphotography) . #YourShotPhotographer Viky Chillz captured this dragonfly during rainfall. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) writes, “I agree with #YourShotPhotographer Laurens Kaldeway (@laurens.kaldeway) who commented, ‘It is hard to capture a unique dragonfly image, but you have done so! Effective use of light and composition along with environmental factors create a very interesting image. Well done.’” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on September 18, 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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Monsoon Green | Photograph by Mainak Ray (@mainak.ray) . “Rains are heavier now, the forest is greener, the undergrowth is thicker and the predators are stealthier,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Mainak Ray. “A late evening hide and seek with this beauty from the woods of southern India.” — “This is so awesome Mainak. I am glad you were using a 500mm lens, because at least you have the safety of distance between you and the tiger because I love the intensity of its stare, I feel it watching me. I love that it is partially hidden behind the vegetation, I feel myself being stalked. And then I wonder, are there other tigers in the forest that I can't see who are also tracking my movements...” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) . This photo was submitted to our “Explore Your State” assignment, curated by Your Shot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams). To see more, go to our Instagram Story, and swipe up to share your visual stories.

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Never Stop Exploring | Photograph by Hrach Hovhannisyan (@hrach_hovhannisyan_photography) . “Two weeks ago my wife gave me a great birthday — a flight in a small airplane above the Cascade mountains in Oregon,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Hrach Hovhannisyan. “This was the first time to fly so near to the mountain peaks, and being a mountaineer and photographer, I discovered new amazing views and angles of the mountains, which you can see only by flying so near, and which you can’t see in usual airplanes. This was an incredible experience, and now I’ll start to fly more often to see and shoot more stunning views of our planet…” — “Love this, Hrach! Adding the wing of the plane at the top of the frame makes for a very interesting aerial photo. Great idea with going wide within the image. Love the mix of the sunset in the background and the tones of the landscape.” — @natgeoyourshot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams) . This photo was submitted to our “Explore Your State” assignment, curated by Matt Adams. To see more, go to our Instagram Story, and swipe up to share your visual stories.

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Top Shot: Curiosity in Lavender | Photograph by Lazar Ovidiu (@ovidiulazar74) . #YourShotPhotographer Lazar Ovidiu captured a curious hare as it popped its head out from a field of lavender. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) writes, “Fantastic comment by Your Shot photographer Dipabrata Sur: ‘Amazing POV. Love the way you captured this. Amazing colors and placing the hare in the rule of thirds makes this photograph really beautiful.’ Great seeing Lazar. Well done.” This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on September 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.

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Starry Night Above Lone Tree | Photograph by Jiawei L. (@jwglai) . “A starry night at Yolo County, California,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jiawei L. “One of the most visited places I have ever been during my college life.” — “I can see why you often visited this location during college because it is just stunning! The star trails bring this landscape to life while also showcasing this lone tree silhouetted against the night sky. Lovely!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas). This photo was selected for the September 14, 2018 edition of our Photos of the Week series.

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Affection | Photograph by Pravir Patel (@pravirpatel) . “A gentle display of affection between a Spotted Hyena mother and her cub,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Pravir Patel. “Watching these magnificent creatures at their den site, interacting with their young, will definitely change anyone’s negative perception of this animal.” — “Great work capturing this moment shared between mother and cub! I love that you studied these misunderstood creatures and made a point to photograph a tender moment to dispel the stereotypes that plague hyenas. I love seeing a new perspective! Well done, Pravir!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas). This photo was selected for the September 14, 2018 edition of our Photos of the Week series.

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Top Shot: The Great Egret Battle | Photograph by Yash Darji (@yash_earth) . #YourShotPhotographer Yash Darji captured this dramatic moment at the Thol Wildlife Sanctuary in Gujarat, India. Thol Lake is a shallow freshwater body of water surrounded by marshes and forests on the edge. This man-made wildlife sanctuary has over 100 species of birds, including rare species of birds to see. This image was selected for the Daily Dozen on September 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.

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