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The renowned beauty of Chile’s Patagonia region is exemplified in this photo of French Valley in Torres del Paine National Park, submitted by Your Shot member Roger Smith. The valley is ringed by the soaring granite peaks of the 19-mile Cordillera del Paine and is located at the center point […]

Patagonian Paradise


Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way. (unknown)  

Wild Stuff


Since May is photo month, I’m featuring some work of Jim Richardson on my blog this week.  Jim Richardson is a photographer for National Geographic Magazine and a contributing editor for its sister publication, ‘Traveler’ magazine. Richardson has photographed more than 30 stories for National Geographic. Richardson’s work takes him […]

Powell Aerial



“The Storr is part of the Trotternish geologic formation in the northeast corner of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The largest of the monoliths is called The Old Man of Storr. To the south are the Cuillins of southern Skye.” Credit: Jim Richardson Since May is photo month, I’m featuring […]

The Storr


“Sumac leaves turning red in the fall on the Tallgrass Prairie Natural Preserve north of Strong City, Kansas.” Credit: Jim Richardson Since May is photo month, I’m featuring some work of Jim Richardson on my blog this week.  Jim Richardson is a photographer for National Geographic Magazine and a contributing […]

Flaming Sumac


Primrose blooming in the spring at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City, Kansas. Credit: Jim Richardson Since May is photo month, I’m featuring some work of Jim Richardson on my blog this week.  Jim Richardson is a photographer for National Geographic Magazine and a contributing editor for its […]

Primrose before the storm



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“Bracted spiderwort blooming after spring burning at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City, Kansas.” Credit: Jim Richardson Since May is photo month, I’m featuring some work of Jim Richardson on my blog this week.  Jim Richardson is a photographer for National Geographic Magazine and a contributing editor for […]

Small World


Misty at Cemoro Lawang. Photo by Achmad Sumawijaya
Misty morning, fill in Cemoro lawang village in Mount Bromo East Java (Pananjakan Hills)

Misty at Cemoro Lawang


Early To Rise. Photograph by Hardik Desai.
“The place has its unique appeal,” Your Shot member Hardik Desai writes of Iceland’s Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. “Dawn happens two hours before sunrise, and the sunrise colors usually last almost 90 minutes if there are no clouds.” A day after scouting out the location, Desai drove 30 minutes to arrive […]

Early to Rise



An Icy Peek. Photograph by Fran Llano
Your Shot member Fran Llano sought a new way to capture Kirkjufell, Iceland’s well-known stand-alone peak. “I’ve used these icicles on the frame just trying to get something different from this famous spot,” he says. The 1,519-foot (463-meter) mountain, shown here partially illuminated by the northern lights, is located on […]

An Icy Peek


Simply Irresistible. Photograph by Chew Yen Fook
A New Zealand silvereye stretches toward a Puya alpestris, a dramatically colored flowering plant that is native to Chile and very attractive to nectar-sipping bird species. “When the flowers bloom, the silvereye is intoxicated. I spent a delightful afternoon capturing [images of] these fleeting birds at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens […]

Simply Irresistible


City Of Light. Photograph by Noemie Trusty.
Your Shot community member Noemie Trusty submitted this stunning photo taken in the City of Light: the sun gleaming through the apex of the glass Louvre Pyramid, designed by architect I. M. Pei. “Millions of visitors from all over the world walk to the Pei Pyramide in the Louvre courtyard […]

City Of Light