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Elephants on Parade

In the first morning light, female elephants and their young cross the plains of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park to feed in the marshes, says Your Shot member Daniel Pinheiro. Mount Kilimanjaro and its famed mantle of snow looms behind.

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

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Passing By

Passionate ski mountaineer and Your Shot member Peter Svoboda loves minimalist compositions in his winter-themed mountain photography. Svoboda saw this scene unfold from about a mile away on the summit of Kreuzkogel in the Austrian Alps. “The angle of [the] slope … and [the] afternoon sun created rather attractive shapes at first sight,” he writes. “I was waiting on the top of the mountain and took some pictures with the lonely tree. But it was not enough for me.” After he’d photographed a group of skiers who were enjoying the deep powder, this lone figure “was like icing on the cake,” he writes. “The mood was there.”

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

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Painting With Land

Terraced rice fields are seen from above in Lao Cai Province in northern Vietnam. Rice is one of the country’s key exports.

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

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The People’s Pope

At a general audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis rides in a popemobile without the protection of bulletproof glass. The pontiff wandered freely when he was a cardinal in Buenos Aires but cannot do so in Rome for his own safety.

See more pictures from the August 2015 feature story “Will the Pope Change the Vatican?”

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

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

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

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

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Bioluminous Larak

While walking along the shore of Larak, Iran—an island in the Persian Gulf—Your Shot member Pooyan Shadpoor came across this luminous scene. The “magical lights of [the] plankton … enchanted me so that I snapped the shot,” he writes.

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

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Audience Unmasked

Your Shot member Austin Beahm, a Latin American geography lecturer, uses photography to connect students to the beauty of the region he loves. Here, young folk dancers are juxtaposed with older onlookers at the four-day Señor de Choquekillca festival in the Andean town of Ollantaytambo, Peru. “While they are separated by two generations or even more, they still share the cohesive bond of tradition so common to villages in the Andes,” Beahm writes.

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

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Black-Hat Dancer

A monk pauses for a breath before dancing out into the crowd at the annual Black-Necked Crane Festival in central Bhutan. The festival celebrates “the auspicious migration of the endangered black-necked crane from Tibet to Bhutan in the winter months,” writes Your Shot member Vincent Roazzi, who captured the monk before the traditional black-hat dance at the Gangtey Monastery. “I tried to find a unique perspective on the festival dances by going behind the scenes and venturing inside Gangtey Monastery, where I found monks preparing intricate costumes for masked dances,” he writes.

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

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