Picture of a young hawksbill turtle swimming beneath a wave in Papua New Guinea
In Papua New Guinea, a young hawksbill turtle swims beneath a wave just minutes after hatching. As though the journey to adulthood weren't hard enough, hawksbill turtles are critically endangered due to human impact.
Picture of a man working on a traditional fishing boat in Sur, Oman
A shipmaker works on a boat in Sur, Oman, an area renowned for centuries of shipbuilding. "Traditional fishing boats are still produced by craftsmen from memory, without plans and drawings," explains Your Shot photographer Haitham Al Farsi.
Picture of a person standing on a roof while a lightning storm happens over Beijing, China
A summer storm settles in over Beijing, China. Your Shot photographer Qing Hu captured this dramatic scene by using a long exposure of three seconds.
Picture of a male lion with the wind blowing back his mane
Your Shot photographer Sonalini Khetrapal had the opportunity to photograph this lion, named Ziggy, while on a game drive in the Serengeti. "It was a bright and sunny day, with a strong wind blowing across the plains," she remembers. "This presented a rare opportunity to capture a close-up of a perfectly calm yet strikingly alert Ziggy as it walked past our vehicle."
Picture of fishermen sorting their fish in yellow crates before the day's market begins in Vietnam
In the early hours of the morning, fisherman sort their catch to see at a fish market in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam. The province's location on the southeastern coast makes fishing and aquaculture important economic activities.
Picture of an expedition boat under an arched iceberg off the coast of Greenland
Your Shot photographer Eric Lew truly froze a moment in time while on an expedition in Greenland. He photographed his expedition boat, the Kisaq, beneath an arched iceberg. "Twenty minutes after we finished viewing the berg," he says, "we looked back to see it collapsing!"
Picture of an Arabian horned viper digging itself into the sand in the United Arab Emirates
An Arabian horned viper digs itself into the desert sands of the United Arab Emirates. This picture wasn't so much the result of luck as it was of determination. Your Shot photographer Nimit Virdi was on a trip with friends, intent on finding snakes and reptiles in the desert. He says, "We scoured the dunes for traces of a distinct pattern left behind by these beautiful reptiles or watching our every step to find a snake hiding in the sand trap for unsuspecting prey."
Picture of an apartment building with balconies turned into hip coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, an old nine-story apartment building called the Café Apartment has been turned into a home for coffee shops, restaurants, and coworking spaces. "It's very funny," says Your Shot photographer Samsara Tran. "You could easily spend a whole day exploring this apartment."
Picture of ice climbers ascending a vertical shaft inside a glacier in the French Alps
Mer de Glace is a glacier in the French Alps. Here, adventurers climb up a moulin, a vertical shaft inside of the glacier, to emerge back on top.
Picture of people riding motorbikes on the walls of a tall cylinder at a fair in India
The Sonepur Cattle Fair in Patna, India, features an enormous cylindrical structure known as the "Wall of Death." From above, spectators watch as adventurous men and women drive vehicles at high speed around the walls, eventually riding parallel to the ground.
Picture of an elephant calf wrapped in blankets and lying in a truck bed
Your Shot photographer Freya Dowson tells us that this elephant calf has already beat the odds. "At only a few days old," she says, "this young elephant calf survived: days stuck in the mud of the Tana Delta, eventual abandonment by her family due to extreme drought conditions, discovery by the local community, transport on the back of a motorcycle, and a flight from the Delta in the back of a two-seater Super Cub. She was kept alive overnight on the cool tiles of the pilot’s bathroom floor until The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust arrived on the Kenyan coast to rescue her."
Picture of a waterfall surrounded by colorful autumn trees in Japan
Vibrant fall foliage surrounds Komadome Falls in Nasu, Japan. Nasu, approximately 120 miles north of Tokyo, is known for its hiking trails and stunning autumn colors.
Picture of skateboarders doing tricks in a Havana alley as a car mechanic looks on
Your Shot photographer Vincent Roazzi, Jr., was working in Havana, Cuba, when he reaped the benefits of being flexible. "I was originally photographing the green jumpsuited mechanic and his orange car when a group of skaters showed up," he says. Rather than being annoyed at the interruption, Roazzi struck up a conversation with the skaters. "We had an impromptu photoshoot as the mechanic watched, his tools laying in the street."
Picture of high-rise apartments in Macau, China
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.
Picture of a man walking a slackline over a beach in Greece
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.
Picture of three silky sharks underwater in Cuba
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.
Picture of colorful tents that comprise a night market in Bangkok, Thailand
A night market, called Talad Nud Rod Fai, bustles in Bangkok, Thailand, behind the large Esplanade shopping center. Open only in the evening and into the night, the market offers food stands and discounted goods for crowds of tourists and locals alike.
Picture of an Arctic fox walking on ice
An Arctic fox pauses on the ice while on the lookout for food. Smart foxes tail polar bears, hoping to claim their leftovers for dinner.
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