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Laguna Colorada

“I was traveling in South America last year, and one of the last places I visited was Uyuni in Bolivia, which is famous for its salt flats,” says Your Shot member Dharshana Jagoda. “There was a stop at Laguna Colorada on our tour, which made up for the disappointment of being at the salt flats months ahead of the rainy season (too early to see the reflections produced by rain on the flats). I first saw the lake from quite a distance and didn’t see the flamingos, only the contrast of the red water against the crystallized minerals. This photo was taken on my way back from the base of the lake.”

Jagoda’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot Daily Dozen.

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Posted by on March 31, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Girl's World

“I captured this moment of my daughter’s reckless abandon in a suburban playground in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia,” says Gina Waga, a member of National Geographic Your Shot whose picture was recently featured in the Daily Dozen. “I chose an evening during a specific time of year, when the sunset would be enhanced by the smoke from the local canefires, creating the stunning, merging colors.”

Waga says a lower-angle composition captured her daughter’s silhouette perfectly. “It was then up to timing: teaching her how to position herself, pushing her on the swing, then getting back to the perfect spot in the overgrown grass to capture a moment of simplicity and beauty in a child’s life.”

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Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Île Europa Atoll

Few divers ever explore the reefs around the Île Europa atoll, which lies in a stretch of the Mozambique Channel known for its massive eddies, productive nutrient upwellings, meandering currents—and spectacular surf.

See more pictures from the April 2014 feature story “A Tale of Two Atolls.”

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Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Break Time

“This photo was taken at the break wall at Marina del Rey in southern California,” says Your Shot member Karine Gabrielian. “It’s a hot spot for brown pelicans, seagulls, and other birds. The excretion patterns that cover the rocks of the break wall create the impression of artwork. The scenery changes every minute: You see birds landing, taking off, thinking, relaxing, and talking to each other.”

Gabrielian, whose picture was a recent Daily Dozen selection, says one can spend hours watching the birds. “It’s impossible to resist the temptation to take hundreds of photos, even if you’re not a professional photographer. Since I’m not a professional, I didn’t use any specific technique knowingly. I just put into it lots of emotions and feelings.”

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Posted by on March 28, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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A Walk About Paris

While preparing for a tough business week in Paris, IT professional Oliver Kremer decided to take a walk through the city for a boost of energy. “On the Pont Alexandre III, I rested for a while watching the Eiffel Tower cast this fantastic light on the foggy sky. I couldn’t stop watching it.” It took more than an hour to capture the photo at the precise time that the tower’s lights pointed toward the sculptures on the bridge.

For Kremer, it was a life-changing moment. “I’ve quit my well-paid job to start all over and create a photography business, hoping that I’m able to make a living for my family and me. One of the first things I did was to pull out this very special photograph from my archives and share it with the community—it was the ignition for the move I made.”

Kremer’s picture was one of 19 selected for the final story in the I Heart My City assignment.

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Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Deserted Palms

“This group of palms was planted as part of a planned real estate project in Lucerne Valley, a small town in the California desert,” says Your Shot member Bill Brewer. “The development failed and years later these dead palms remain. I’ve shot this group of palms a few times, but never at night. [The night I shot this] I was returning home after shooting along old Route 66 and had driven up on these old friends. The palms were lit by a combination of moonlight and a streetlight. The artificial lighting gives the palms a weird glamour.”

Brewer’s picture was recently selected for the Your Shot Daily Dozen.

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Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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See Through

British artist and photographer Hugh Turvey uses x-ray technology to create what he calls Xograms, a fusion of visible light and x-ray imagery. Here, he captures a swimming goldfish.

Turvey’s work was recently featured on our Proof blog »

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Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Sexier

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Posted by on March 24, 2014 in The Front Page of the Internet

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DST

03/09/2014

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Posted by on March 24, 2014 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Fence

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Posted by on March 24, 2014 in The Front Page of the Internet

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