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Photo by kevin p (@kevinpollock1 ) // #sponsored by @purenewzealand // #mynewzealandstory // "pauanui is a beautiful beach area on the north island of new zealand. you can catch a brilliant sunrise on almost any day," writes #yourshotphotographer kevin p. "while trying to catch a sunrise, i was joined on the beach by a lone paddleboarder. sometimes the action isn't where you think it will be. the sunrise was great. this was even better."

this image was submitted to the #mynewzealandstory hashtag challenge curated by national geographic photographer erika larsen (@erikalarsen888 ). share with us your images and stories that showcase the intangible things that make new zealand such a special place.
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Golden heights | photograph by katrin bell (@katrinpbell )
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“mike boyd (@mikeboyyd ) walks this newly established 260m highline in index, washington,” writes #yourshotphotographer katrin bell. “this line is currently the longest highline in washington state. established early september 2018, we began this day by hiking up to the line just before dawn. the location provided for spectacular views along with the gorgeous light.” this photo was selected for the october 19, 2018 edition of our photos of the week series.

“wow, katrin, this is just awesome!! i agree with #yourshotphotographer vanessa hirsch (@vhirsch1 ) that it’s a cool shot, but i love her observation, ‘…how you incorporated the light and bokeh into this shot! it adds a magical feeling to the scene.” bokeh can be really hard to pull off without being heavy-handed and this is the perfect balance of creative framing, great back light, and bokeh to make an intense moment almost feel like it is from a fairytale. i love it.” — @natgeoyourshot associate photo editor kristen mcnicholas (@kemcnicholas )
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Top shot: for the love of cubs | photograph by giuseppe d'amico (@d_amico_giuseppe )
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#yourshotphotographer giuseppe d'amico spent hours observing this mother cheetah with her cubs in the serengeti, tanzania. he writes that she “looked after her cubs, nursed them and watched them while they played or slept. always on alert and aware of the dangers.” this image was selected for the daily dozen on october 19, 2018.

top shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s daily dozen, 12 photos chosen by the your shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the top shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot instagram account.
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Home sweet high-rise | photograph by antonio leong (@antoniusphotoscript )
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high-rises of public housing bustle with life in macau, china. the autonomous region off the south coast of china used to be a portuguese colony until 1999 and is now a resort city. with approximately 55,000 people per square mile, it's the most densely populated region in the world.

today we are featuring @natgeo yourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “photo of the day.” to see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #yourshotphotographer
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Walk the line | photograph by aidan williams (@aidanwilliamsphoto )
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a slackliner walks a highline over navagio beach in zakythos, greece. slacklining is a sport involving a flat rope strung between two points, often with less tension than a tightrope. those who walk across wear harnesses connected to the slackline, to catch them in the event of a fall.

today we are featuring @natgeo yourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “photo of the day.” to see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #yourshotphotographer
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Three amigos | photograph by fabrice dudenhofer (@fabricedudenhofer )
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three silky sharks cruise in the waters of jardines de la reina, or gardens of the queen, a national marine park in cuba. the park covers 850 square miles, and remains one of the best protected areas in the caribbean.

today we are featuring @natgeo yourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “photo of the day.” to see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #yourshotphotographer
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White wolves | photograph by ejaz khan (@ejazkhanearth )
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a pack of arctic wolves strolls by on the arctic bay in nunavut, canada. it's hard for scientists to spend time studying the animals, as temperatures in their climate can get down to −63 °f.

today we are featuring @natgeo yourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “photo of the day.” to see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #yourshotphotographer
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Fighting fire | photograph by kyle miller (@wyoming_hotshots )
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in meeker, colorado, two firefighters from a hot shot crew use a special tool to start a backfire. creating a controlled burn is one way to fight a wildfire—the controlled fire consumes the grass and other fuel the wildfire depended on.

today we are featuring @natgeo yourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “photo of the day.” to see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #yourshotphotographer
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Rain room | photograph by neelima azad (@neelimaazad )
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“the rain room allows you to walk through a downpour of continuous rain without actually getting wet,” writes #yourshotphotographer neelima zad. “the motion sensors detect your movement so it rains all around you, unless you walk swiftly.”

“i agree with #yourshotphotographer carol worrell (@carol_worr ) who commented, ‘this looks like something out of a science fiction movie. the flashes of bright light and silhouette creates a surreal atmosphere. wonderfully captured neelima.” — @natgeoyourshot producer david y. lee (@davidylee )
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Blissful morning | photograph by neelima azad (@neelimaazad )
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“early risers are awarded with great energy and opportunity. i was supposed to sleep like a log after traveling a great distance to this amazing resort in the desert. i decided to wake up early just so i could roam around and explore,” writes #yourshotphotographer neelima zad. “i was in for a treat as the desert was covered in fog, and the lake close by had swans and this swan right here followed me wherever i moved. i set up my tripod and put it on timer, and ran and posed so i could forever cherish this morning.”

“i love #yourshotphotographer anoop bhaskar (@colourbinge )’s comment: ‘a very much balanced image, i like the tones of colors from the left to the right when you see them diagonally. it’s like opening a box and seeing candies inside :) love the composition and colour.” — @natgeoyourshot producer david y. lee (@davidylee )
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Top shot: entering the fire| photograph by katsu laufen (@katuka2 )
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people purify a mikoshi by fire-walking at a festival in hokkaido, japan. a mikoshi serves as a vehicle to transport a deity from a main shrine to a temporary shrine during festivals. this image was selected for the daily dozen on october 18, 2018.

top shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s daily dozen, 12 photos chosen by the your shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the top shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot instagram account.
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Close encounter | photograph by brice weaver (@briceweaverphotography )
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“i spent the entire week on the nautilus under sea at guadalupe island diving with this spectacular animal. what an amazing experience to see for myself how graceful, yet powerful the great white is,” writes #yourshotphotographer brice weaver. “ever since i was a child, i dreamed of one day diving with great whites. this close encounter with such a beautiful animal certainly did not disappoint!”

“i give underwater photographers all the credit for getting in the water with this magnificent creature. also, i feel you have to be very brave to see their mouths open and coming right for you and still be able to capture this moment. great frame, brice!” — @natgeoyourshot senior producer matt adams (@themattadams )
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