Picture of a lake reflecting a pink and purple sunrise, with mountains in the background and hotels sitting along the lake
A dramatic sunrise creates a colorful scene on Lake Misurina, Italy. The lake and surrounding hotels are framed by the Dolomites, part of the Alps.
Picture of two young girls huddled together under a jacket while sitting at a wooden shelter
Your Shot photographer Koen Hoekemeijer and his wife took their nieces for a walk around a lake. "When we arrived it started to rain so we moved under the wooden roof and waited," he says. "Suddenly it got colder so the girls borrowed my wife's jacket to get warm. They were so cute and you could feel their strong bond."
Picture of a humpback whale's tail coming up out of the water, with birds flying around it
On a summer night off the coast of Iceland, a humpback whale shows off its tail while looking for dinner. Terns hover above the water, eager to snatch up any food the whale might miss.
Picture of people walking across a suspension bridge in the fog
On a cold January morning in Rishīkesh, India, commuters make their way across Lakshman Jhula bridge. The suspension bridge is for pedestrians only, stretching 450 feet across the Ganges River.
Picture of a bear losing his balance and falling down a waterfall while waiting to eat salmon
"Anxious, aggressive and hoping to get a better angle at the leaping salmon, this bear reached out a bit too far and lost his footing," says Your Shot photographer Taylor Albright, who caught this moment in Brooks Falls, Alaska. "Splashing into the pool below unharmed, he eventually climbed back into his spot to wait for the next chance at a salmon."
Picture of a ballerina resting against a stair railing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany
A ballerina takes a quiet moment at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. The school has been around since the 18th century, educating some of the most well-known German artists.
Picture of a woman wearing a headlamp and climbing a mountain in the Alps
A climber adjusts her grip on the side of Zinalrothorn, one of the peaks of the Swiss Alps. Behind her you can see the Matterhorn, one of the most famous mountains in the world.
Picture of a man and woman holding hands in a field of grass
A couple hold hands in Cades Cove, Tennessee. "In between breaths, and steps, and the space from me to you, I find the quiet beauty of love," says Your Shot photographer Eastlyn B.
Picture of a fisherman wearing a pointy hat, using a large stick to steer his blue boat upon calm waters
A fisherman steers his boat through a placid lake in Kayseri, Turkey. It's a place known as "heaven for birds," says Your Shot photographer F. Dilek Uyar. "It ıs not only heaven for birds, also for one who wants to have a break from stressful daily life."
Picture of women playing underwater rugby in a pool
Women play a game of underwater rugby in Egersund, Norway. The ball is filled with saltwater, and so it sinks to the bottom of the pool. It must be placed in metal baskets on either end of the pool for the teams to score.
Picture of kids in a line closing their eyes and opening their mouths, while an adult places a bit of food on their tongues for a taste testing game
At a birthday party in Copenhagen, Denmark, kids line up for game. The close their eyes, stick out their tongues, and try to guess the food by taste alone.
Picture of a monk praying with incense in front of an enormous statue of Buddha in a temple in Myanmar
A monk prays in the Pahtothamya temple in Bagan, Myanmar. The temple is the oldest in Bagan, likely a thousand years old.
Picture of a tall pointy mountain covered in snow, rising above the clouds
Rysy is a mountain on the border between Poland and Slovakia. Your Shot photographer Artur Abramiv and his wife cherish this slide of the mountain as a souvenir of the time they climbed it.
Picture of a mountain peeking through low fog behind a frozen lake in Banff National Park
In Canada's Banff National Park, sunrise makes frozen Bow Lake sparkle. "I almost cried when the first ray of sunlight pierced the fog," says Your Shot photographer Ying Han. "You just couldn't resist it."
Picture of men shopping for pomegranates in a market in Nizwa, Oman
Crates of pomegranates attract many sellers at a market in Nizwa, Oman. The local fruit is "highly prized," says Your Shot photographer Haitham Al Farsi. He explains, "Efforts by the authorities and farmers to increase production are expected to keep the prices in check."
Picture of a hummingbird flying, while behind it fog covers rolling hills
"The morning after it rained here in the Ozarks of Arkansas, the valley behind our home filled with fog," writes Your Shot photographer Terra Fondriest. "The moon was still out, but the birds were chirping and the hummingbirds were starting to drink from our feeder. I stood on the porch for about 10 seconds before this hummer came into view, heading for sugar water from the feeder."
Picture of a young girl with cancer sitting by herself, while other children play at recess
"As much of the first grade class at St. Rose of Lima Elementary School enjoys a carefree recess Kaylee Marshfield sits alone amidst her peers," reports Your Shot photographer Maranie Rae. "After being diagnosed with cancer Kaylee has had to navigate the physical effect of cancer and chemotherapy as well as the social and emotional impact of isolation and feeling different. At the end of the day I asked her how she was doing; Kaylee responded simply, 'I feel alone.'"
Picture of a mountaineer walking along a narrow, snowy mountain ridge in white-out conditions
A mountaineer heads toward the peak of Nevado Copa, Peru. "Two hundred meters from the summit we were engulfed by a white out," says Your Shot photographer Henko Roukema. "We decided to continue, as the route was obvious on the ridge." They made it to the summit, spending all of five minutes at 20,300 feet above sea level, in temperatures of 5 degrees Fahrenheit.
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