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Pronking Springbok

“I was on vacation in an area of South Africa where springbok are quite common, and I had a goal of capturing this behavior, called pronking,” writes Charles Jorgensen, a member of our Your Shot community. “On a self-drive safari in Mountain Zebra National Park, we found a plateau that attracted many herds of springbok, among other animals. After a few failed attempts at getting the shot, I came across a small herd. They started running, and one of them started to pronk, jumping to amazing heights. I fired away and managed to capture this animal in its acrobatic display.”

Jorgensen’s image recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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Posted by on February 28, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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I have been, and always shall be, your friend.

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Posted by on February 27, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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The Pinnacle

“We were near the summit of Sgurr Dearg, [also called] the Inaccessible Pinnacle, a famous feature of the Cuillin Ridge on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, shooting a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of ‘The Ridge,’” writes Chris Prescott of the Cut Media short film featuring trials cyclist Danny MacAskill.

“MacAskill grew up on Skye and wanted to make a film that showed off the beauty of the island. A traverse of the full Cuillin Ridge is considered one of the classic mountaineering challenges in the U.K. The film was shot over two weeks and meant transporting a lot of filming equipment onto the ridge every day. Fortunately we were very lucky with the weather!

“The shoot on the Inaccessible Pinnacle was one of the key moments of the film and meant a 3 a.m. start in order to get the best light and catch the cloud inversion. This was taken at around 6 a.m. in the middle of summer, and the sun was still low in the sky. I used the shadow of the pinnacle to block the sun and create the halo effect around Danny. It was taken handheld using a 17mm lens and a graduated neutral density filter.”

Prescott’s image recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment Behind the Adventure.

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Posted by on February 27, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Winter Lodgings

A solitary beaver pauses at dawn on its way home from a night of chewing off tree branches, newly within reach under the weight of freshly fallen snow. Your Shot member John Warner explains that the beaver, a mate, and two kits appeared late in the fall on Montana’s Lake Elmo and hastily built a lodge before the winter freeze.

Warner’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment First Light.

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Posted by on February 26, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Berlin’s Reichstag

Berlin, the imposing power city at the heart of Europe’s 20th-century tragedy, is learning to live with its troubled inheritance. Here, a central glass dome symbolizes transparency in the 1894 parliament building, the Reichstag, damaged in World War II and restored by British architect Norman Foster in the 1990s.

See more pictures from the March 2015 feature story “Two Cities, Two Europes.”

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Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Burmese Day

While walking the mountain villages between Kalaw and Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma), Your Shot member Alexandros Tsoutis woke early one morning to find this scene. “The foggy, exotic landscape gave me the opportunity to experience the beautiful sunrise hues while locals were making their way to the farms,” he writes.

Tsoutis’s picture was recently featured in the Your Shot assignment First Light.

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Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Posted by on February 23, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Gods of Magic

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Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Posted by on February 23, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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Winter White

Among the wildlife inhabiting Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park are ibex, chamois, red foxes, and ermines such as the one shown here wearing its white winter coat (its spring and summer coat is reddish brown).

See more photos from the February 2015 feature story “Paradise Found.”

Learn about how Stefano Unterthiner’s love of photography developed in Gran Paradiso National Park on Proof.

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Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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