Picture of two male giraffes standing facing away from each other after a bout of necking in Tanzania
Two young male giraffes take a break from fighting in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Giraffes fight by bashing their necks against each other, trying to establish dominance and a reputation as the better mate.
Picture of an enormous storm cloud spiraling toward the ground in Nebraska
An enormous storm cloud swirls towards the ground in western Nebraska. Your Shot photographer Sean Ramsey took this picture with a 16mm lens, meaning he was incredibly close to this ominous cloud.
Picture of an octopus underwater, reaching up with one of its tentacles
"Photographing the octopus truly is an art and it is a skill that has taken me years to develop," says Your Shot photographer Ian Nelson, who took this shot off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. "Their camouflage is so effective that they can blend the color and texture of their skin with their surroundings. Once you have found an octopus, the fun begins. With some patience and a bit of luck, hopefully, you can witness them hunting, traveling, mating, or simply hiding in a hole."
Picture of a sunset behind the ruins of the Temple of Hercules in Amman, Jordan
The sun sets behind the Temple of Hercules on the Amman Citadel in Jordan. An inscription on the marble indicates that the temple was constructed in the year 162 AD.
Picture of a weightlifter picking up weights at Muscle Beach, California
A weightlifting enthusiast works out at Muscle Beach, an outdoor gym in Venice, California. The gym has long been a hotspot for famous bodybuilders, including Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Picture of a highland pony galloping across a snowy field in Scotland
A highland pony gallops across snowy fields in the rural highlands of Scotland. Highland ponies are native to Scotland, their thick coats helping them withstand the harsh winters.
Picture of people surrounded by a yellow mist while on Ipanema Beach in Brazil
"The sea was very rough and the undertow was very strong," says Your Shot photographer Sandra Cattaneo Adorno of this day on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "The bathers were hesitating to get into the sea. A thick mist hung over the beach and was coloured by the light of the sunset."
Picture of a dirt path going through a cedar forest in the Azores Islands
A thick forest of cedar trees stands tall on Terceira Island, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. You wouldn't know it by looking at this peaceful picture, but Terceira Island is home to the biggest city of the Azores, Angra do Heroísmo, which was founded in the 15th century.
Picture of the silhouettes of people against the large neon signs in Tokyo
People enjoy a night out on the town in Tokyo. Taking this photo meant taking a risk, as Your Shot photographer Alan Wong had to set his camera on a tripod in the midst of late-night revelers. "There were quite a few people who were drunk and attempted to push my camera," he recounts, "but it was definitely a shot to remember."
Picture of colorful buildings in Cape Town
When owned by slaveholders, the buildings of Cape Town's Bo-Kaap neighborhood were all painted white. Upon gaining their freedom, the quarter's majority-Muslim occupants painted their houses in bright colors to celebrate Eid, the end of Ramadan.
Picture of a humpback whale calf and mother
A humpback whale supports her very young calf near the ocean's surface. Though smaller than blue whales, humpback calves are born already about 10 feet long and weighing up to a ton.
Picture of Senencina, a Peruvian Shipibo wise man
A Shipibo man named Senencina overlooks a river in the Peruvian Amazon. The Shipibo-Conibo tribe includes about 20,000 people in Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia.
Picture of children playing football while the sun sets on their town in Morocco
The sun sets over a group of children playing soccer in Chefchaouen, Morocco. In the background, you can see some of the famous blue houses that gives Chefchaouen the nickname of "the Blue City."
Picture of a group of Japanese macaques huddling together for warmth
On Japan's Shodoshima island, winter temperatures drop below freezing. To cope, Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, huddle together for warmth.
Picture of a diamond squid lighting up with bright colors in dark water
A young diamond squid flashes its bright colors in the dark waters of night off the coast of Palm Beach, Florida. When full grown, this species of squid can weigh as much as 65 pounds.
Picture of women in colorful skull makeup and dresses observe the Day of the Dead in Vallejo, California
In Vallejo, California, a Day of the Dead festival is held every year. Participants spend the day honoring and remembering the dead by wearing colorful costumes and makeup to celebrate the lives of those they have lost.
Picture of a camel riding in the back of a Toyota pickup truck
Your Shot photographer Matt Pycroft was making a documentary about Bedouin people in Wadi Rum, Jordan, when a man drove by with a camel in the back of his truck. Matt recounts: "'What's wrong with her?' we asked, pointing at the camel. 'Nothing,' he replied, laughing. 'I'm taking her to town. She has a date.' He winked and smiled, rolled up his window, and drove on."
Picture of limestone towers standing in the ocean off the coast of Victoria, Australia
These limestone towers off the coast of Victoria, Australia, are known as the Twelve Apostles. It's a bit of a misnomer, though—there are only eight, after a ninth collapsed in 2005.
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