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Those things that just seem out of place

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Posted by on August 20, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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In the Frame

A woman harvests rice from a field in Thailand in this picture by Your Shot member Sarawut Intarob. The photo was included in the final story for the recent Your Shot assignment What’s in a Frame? “This picture comes together so well,” says National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, who curated the assignment. Alvarez praised the light, the woman’s expression, and the way Intarob shot through the bundled rice plants to provide a low view.

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Posted by on August 13, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Water for Elephant

A bull elephant fully emerging from the Shire River in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park surprises a boat ferrying Your Shot member Szakács Cukrász, who snapped this picture as the vessel quickly reversed. Cukrász and others had thought that the water was much deeper, having only seen the elephant’s head and trunk as they approached in the boat. “The bull suddenly [stood] up in the shallow water and ran toward us,” he writes, adding that this “was the last shot.”

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Posted by on August 12, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Alaskan Air

“It is hard to ascend a mountain but it is worth it when you see views from the top and enjoy descending,” writes Your Shot member Saku Okamoto, who captured this image while on a winter expedition to Alaska’s backcountry.

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

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Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Sea Life

Divers mingle with sharks in Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina marine preserve, located off the island country’s southern coast. Established in 1996, the protected swath of Caribbean harbors coral reefs, grouper, angelfish, and other marine life in addition to its healthy shark population.

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Posted by on August 10, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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A Night at Deadvlei

“The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadvlei,” writes Beth McCarley, who was photographing in Namibia. “The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds. Deadvlei means ‘dead marsh.’ The camelthorn trees are believed to be about 900 years old but have not decomposed because the environment is so dry.”

McCarley’s image received a merit award in the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. See the winners and explore editors’ favorite photos »

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Posted by on August 9, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Silent Treatment

A street candid captured by Your Shot member Emanuele Toscano in Varese, Italy, seems to hint at an earlier feud.

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Posted by on August 8, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Window on Poverty

Amid the haze of toxic fumes from burning garbage, in an atmosphere filled with the overpowering stench of rotting waste and surrounded by millions of restless flies flitting ceaselessly, a young garbage scavenger from a swarm of Cambodia’s most destitute people fights to survive, writes Your Shot member Yap Kh. They search, Kh says, for scraps of recyclables in newly dumped loads of rubbish. “Covered in filthy rags, they were scruffy, sickly, and sad. They earned 4,000 riel ($1) a day—if they were lucky.”

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

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Posted by on August 7, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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Big Baby

A young humpback whale eyes Your Shot member Karim Iliya, who spotted the calf and its mother while diving in the waters off Tonga. “I could not help but wave and smile at the newborn whale almost three times my length,” Iliya writes. “Its curiosity got the better of it and emerging from under its mother’s fin, it swam toward me, approaching less than 30 centimeters [11 inches] from my face.”

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Posted by on August 6, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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The Dancer

“This picture was taken in the attic of an old house in Ferrara, Italy,” writes Your Shot member Giulia Pesarin. “The protagonist is the Italian dancer Elisa Mucchi.” Pesarin says that the shot is a continuation of a study that begins with an image in which the position of the dancer is similar. “The purpose is to represent a human body while moving and entering in relationship with the environment,” she writes. “But specifically I hide a part of [the] body … amplifying the imaginative power of the beholder.” Hiding, she says, is a catalyst for opening up new possibilities for the human imagination.

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Posted by on August 5, 2015 in Things that make you go Hmmm

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