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The Power of Few

“The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino,” writes Your Shot member Stefane Berube, who captured this shot at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda. “Skulking through the grass carefully, trying to stay 30 feet away to be safe, didn’t provide me the photo I was hoping for. In the morning, however, I woke up to all three rhinos grazing in front of me.” Berube used a 50mm lens rather than a wide-angle lens or telephoto “because of its sharpness and similarity to how our eyes perceive depth in real life.”

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Find your best travel photos and join the competition.

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Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Model Behavior

“I was in Kingston, Jamaica, volunteering at an HIV ward at Missionaries of the Poor and trying to learn how to do fashion photography,” writes Your Shot member Justin Anantawan. Working with amateur models, Anantawan spent the day near an abandoned fort at a beach in Port Royal, capturing this shot at sunset. “The shoot was very simple—I just bought some striped fabric and chiffon from a store in downtown Kingston, wrapped it around the men, and then let the scenery and ocean breeze do the rest of the work. The man on the right held up the chiffon, and I took around ten shots before I captured the fabric at the just the perfect moment.”

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Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Bird Feeders

Your Shot member Abderazak Tissoukai was near Xingping in China’s Guanxi region when he captured this picture of a cormorant fisherman at sunset. “Xingping is definitely one the most beautiful places in China, with its scenic karst landscapes [and] traditional and genuine people,” he writes. Curious to learn more about the local practice of cormorant fishing—in which trained birds with snared throats capture fish they’re unable to swallow—Tissoukai took a high-speed train from Zhuhai to Xingping to shoot fishermen on the Li River. “I wanted a complete, iconic definition of cormorant fishing,” he writes.

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Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Light in the Dark

Dancers pause during the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, the capital of the Philippine province of Cebu. The large festival of cultural and religious pageantry honors the Santo Niño, or child Jesus, whose statue is held aloft here by a colorfully costumed “queen.”

Jumangit’s image was recently featured in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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

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Cow-Eyed

Your Shot member Jawed Alam was passing through a village near the Purulia district of West Bengal, India, when he saw a boy and his calf standing in a field of wildflowers. Alam saw the perfect frame in the background of colorful flowers, the boy’s yellow T-shirt, and the black calf. “I quickly adjusted my camera setting and started clicking pictures,” he writes.

Alam’s image was recently featured in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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

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Staring at the Sun

A meerkat family warms up at sunrise in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. “Shortly after waking up, a meerkat family—also called a gang or mob—will warm in the sun to harvest energy for the day,” writes Your Shot member Clemens Capek. The animals are normally shy, but one family in the area became accustomed to humans in close proximity, allowing Capek to capture them in their natural surroundings.

Capek’s image was recently featured in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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

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Posted by on May 25, 2015 in The Front Page of the Internet

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

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Pure Life

Laborers work among the dust and debris at a brick field in Kolkata, India. “Men and women work together every day to earn some money for their family,” writes Shibasish Saha, a member of our Your Shot community.

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

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Cracking the Surface

“Ice on Lake Baikal is a very interesting phenomenon,” writes Your Shot member Alexey Trofimov. “Ice ridges, cracks, tears, hugging. All this creates unique and fantastic stories.” Trofimov spends a few months a year photographing landscapes at the lake—the world’s deepest and oldest—in southeastern Siberia. On this trip, he hoped to make an unusual picture of the ice, showing elements not normally visible. When one morning brought a strong frost and wind, which created unusual patterns in the cracks, Trofimov “had only to wait for sunrise to make this picture.”

This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Find your best travel photos and join the competition.

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

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