The sun sets over the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The area covers 40 square miles and is a popular destination for filming and racing.
Picture of a juvenile bald eagle fighting an adult bald eagle during a snowstorm in Alaska
In the air over Alaska's Chilkat River, a juvenile bald eagle challenges an adult to a duel. The battle was presumably over salmon below, but Your Shot photographer Hilary Bralove reports, "It was more of a bluff battle. In the end, they both had plenty to eat!"
Picture of fog surrounding birch trees in a forest in Finland
Fog whispers between birch trees in Joensuu, Finland -- a fitting scene for the city that is home to the European Forest Institute.
Picture of a herd of muskoxen standing in snow at sunset in Norway
Muskoxen are aglow at sunset in Dovrefjell National Park, Norway. The animals' special hooves allow them to climb through rocks and snow.
Picture of fog sweeping over rolling hills in Marin County, California
A long exposure captures morning fog sweeping over Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. The area is often foggy during summer months, as warm air inland and cool air off the water collide.
Picture of a free diver swimming among half-asleep sperm whales in the Indian Ocean
These sperm whales are half asleep, bobbing underwater while almost completely vertical. While conducting scientific research, a free diver swims between the whales, without using any equipment to breathe.
Picture of a safari group driving past two elephants in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park
A safari group passes by some elephants in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Approximately 80% of the countries elephants live in the park — but the population is constantly under threat from poachers seeking ivory.
Picture of a young boy with a headlamp, preparing to go spelunking in Iceland
A young explorer prepares to go spelunking in Iceland. "I took this portrait right before we entered the cave," says Your Shot photographer Hellen Barbara. "He was fearless and ready. Me, not quite sure."
Picture of colorful rectangular salt ponds in Andalusia, Spain
From above, salt ponds in Andalusia, Spain, take on an abstract quality. Micro-organisms give these salt ponds bright colors ranging from blue-green to deep red-magenta, depending on the salinity and season.
Picture of two long-haired cows locking horns in Scotland
On Scotland's Faroe Islands, two Highland cows lock horns to determine who is dominant. The hardy cows, bred to withstand frigid winters, are raised primarily for their meat.
Picture of a Mississippi State Fair attendee
Manerva Davis, an 82-year-old resident of Jackson, Mississippi, poses at the Mississippi State Fair. During the popular annual event—which typically lasts twelve days in the state capital—attendees enjoy carnival rides, games, and food.
Picture of a red-tailed comet hummingbird
A red-tailed comet displays its stunning, iridescent feathers as it feeds. Its deeply-forked tail makes it one of the most distinctive and well-known hummingbird species. "Your perspective really captures his feathers in their full beauty" commented Your Shot associate photo editor Kristen McNicholas. "I love how symmetrical your frame is and how I can immediately focus on the beauty of this bird!"
Picture of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City
St. Peter's Basilica appears prominently in the skyline as the sun sets over Vatican City, which is located on the west bank of Tiber river. According to Catholic tradition, the Basilica is built above the tomb of St. Peter, who was the first bishop of Rome.
Picture of a cheetah cub and its mom playing
A cheetah cub plays with its mom in Kenya's Rift Valley. "What an absolutely lovely moment you captured here," commented Your Shot producer David Y. Lee.
Picture of Suri tribe children in Ethiopia's Omo Valley
The Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia is one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world. Many of the people that call the region home were never subjected to European colonization and still practice centuries-old traditions—such as children of the Suri tribe, pictured here. Now, planned development projects, such as the the Gibe III Dam, threaten many of these communities' abilitiy to sustain their livelihoods.
Picture of Hornocal mountains in Argentina
The Serranía de Hornocal in Argentina displays vibrant hues and unique geological patterns that have made them a must-see destination for adventurous travelers willing to go off the beaten path. The mountain range is a part of the Quebrada de Humahuaca valley, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Picture of beekeepers in the Arkansas Ozarks
Local beekeepers in the Arkansas Ozarks remove honey from hives scattered around their property. "The Usrey brothers learned beekeeping from their father," says Your Shot photographer Terra Fondriest. "He’s kept bees most of their lives, but his health can’t keep up with it anymore, so the boys do the hive work now."
Picture of Cascade Lake in New York state during autumn
The vivid hills surrounding Cascade Lake, located in upstate New York's Adirondack Park, display peak fall foliage colors. The trail that loops around the lake is a popular spot for briders and hikers.
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