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Photo by @karimiliya / I took this aerial photograph a few years back in Iceland just as the sun was rising. A fast-moving fog rolled over this isolated plateau in a sea of black volcanic rock. Over time the black volcanic rock will break down into fertile soil, and life will flourish. #YourShotPhotographer

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Photo by @karimiliya / I took this aerial photograph a few years back in Iceland just as the sun was rising. A fast-moving fog rolled over this isolated plateau in a sea of black volcanic rock. Over time the black volcanic rock will break down into fertile soil, and life will flourish. #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by Jassen Todorov @jassensf / San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge makes a magical appearance during a late afternoon fog in October 2020. This aerial image was taken while I was flying my plane.

Nikon D810, 70-200 mm, 1/500, f/7.1, ISO 100. #YourShotPhotographer #karlthefog

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Photo by Jassen Todorov @jassensf / San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge makes a magical appearance during a late afternoon fog in October 2020. This aerial image was taken while I was flying my plane. Nikon D810, 70-200 mm, 1/500, f/7.1, ISO 100. #YourShotPhotographer #karlthefog

Photo by @bradyclarke_ / Last light is seen along the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The Olympic Peninsula tribes have a deep connection to these coastlines spanning thousands of years, and by working with Olympic National Park they have been granted rights to continue many of their traditional practices on certain beaches. These tribes have allowed the public to enter their reservation to explore these coastlines, but they have recently closed the borders to protect their people during the ongoing pandemic. It’s important to respect the decisions made by the tribes and remember there are plenty of other pristine beaches to explore safely (like this one).

This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

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Photo by @bradyclarke_ / Last light is seen along the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The Olympic Peninsula tribes have a deep connection to these coastlines spanning thousands of years, and by working with Olympic National Park they have been granted rights to continue many of their traditional practices on certain beaches. These tribes have allowed the public to enter their reservation to explore these coastlines, but they have recently closed the borders to protect their people during the ongoing pandemic. It’s important to respect the decisions made by the tribes and remember there are plenty of other pristine beaches to explore safely (like this one). This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

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Photo and video by Mike Carroll @jerseyportraits / The SpaceX Falcon 9, carrying 60 small satellites into low Earth orbit, streaks over the famed Judge's Shack on the Jersey Shore on March 14. This was quite an amazing sight, as the rocket lit up the beach while in flight and left its remains, which looked like clouds! This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from  #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

Photo by Nilanjan Chatterjee @neel4in // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // A “flying boat” in the pristine water of the Umngot River in Meghalaya, India. The water is so crystal clear in this river that from a certain distance you will find that it is as if the boat is flying in midair instead of floating! // Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. @erikalarsen888 will be curating submissions and featuring her favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

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Photo by Nilanjan Chatterjee @neel4in // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // A “flying boat” in the pristine water of the Umngot River in Meghalaya, India. The water is so crystal clear in this river that from a certain distance you will find that it is as if the boat is flying in midair instead of floating! // Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. @erikalarsen888 will be curating submissions and featuring her favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

Photo by @doug_gimesy / The breakfast table / A baby sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) currently in care laps up some breakfast formula. Not surprisingly, their common name refers to their predilection for sugary foods (such as sap and nectar) and their ability to glide through the air. Their scientific name translates from Latin as "short-headed rope dancer," a reference to their incredible acrobatic ability. #YourShotPhotographer #sugarglider #possum #marsupial

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Photo by @doug_gimesy / The breakfast table / A baby sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) currently in care laps up some breakfast formula. Not surprisingly, their common name refers to their predilection for sugary foods (such as sap and nectar) and their ability to glide through the air. Their scientific name translates from Latin as "short-headed rope dancer," a reference to their incredible acrobatic ability. #YourShotPhotographer #sugarglider #possum #marsupial

Photo by Trần Tuấn Việt @vietsui / The Meridian Gate (Ngọ Môn) is the main gate of the Nguyen dynasty's Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam. The area was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993. Built in 1833, the gate was used for solemn events for the king, as an entrance to the court, or when welcoming foreign ambassadors. #YourShotPhotographer #Vietnam

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Photo by Trần Tuấn Việt @vietsui / The Meridian Gate (Ngọ Môn) is the main gate of the Nguyen dynasty's Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam. The area was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993. Built in 1833, the gate was used for solemn events for the king, as an entrance to the court, or when welcoming foreign ambassadors. #YourShotPhotographer #Vietnam

Photo by TC Lin @taominglin / A man rests on a dock under a bridge after swimming at Bitan in Xindian, Taiwan. #YourShotPhotographer #Xindian #swimmer #Taiwan

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Photo by TC Lin @taominglin / A man rests on a dock under a bridge after swimming at Bitan in Xindian, Taiwan. #YourShotPhotographer #Xindian #swimmer #Taiwan

Photo by Subhash Nair @itsmesubhash / A lone tusker stands inside the dried elephant grass area at Kaziranga National Park, India.

This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

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Photo by Subhash Nair @itsmesubhash / A lone tusker stands inside the dried elephant grass area at Kaziranga National Park, India. This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

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Photos by @James.Rushforth / Dating back to the Middle Ages and used as a bomb shelter during the World Wars, the ancient salt mine at Turda was recently restyled as a subterranean amusement park. Featuring an underground boating lake, halotherapy center, Ferris wheel, and miniature golf course, this bizarre attraction was made possible by the extraction of around 300 billion tons of salt. #YourShotPhotographer #romania #tourism

Photo by Sandeep Mistry @sandeep.mistry1 // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // A beautiful greater flamingo stands in a freshwater lake in South Africa while the mild sunlight falling on it makes it look brighter than the surroundings. // Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. @erikalarsen888 will be curating submissions and featuring her favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

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Photo by Sandeep Mistry @sandeep.mistry1 // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // A beautiful greater flamingo stands in a freshwater lake in South Africa while the mild sunlight falling on it makes it look brighter than the surroundings. // Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. @erikalarsen888 will be curating submissions and featuring her favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

Photo by @marc_henauer / In January in Norway, the sun rises for only a few minutes each day. However, dawn and dusk last several hours and offer beautiful skies. In the foreground here, the beach and its round rocks are covered with ice. In the background, the snowcapped mountains of the island of Langoya are seen from the island of Andoya. In the center, the fjord has a milky aspect because I used an ND1000 filter for a long exposure.

Canon 5D Mark II, 120mm, f/8, 118s, ISO 50, natural light. #norway #landscape #YourShotPhotographer

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Photo by @marc_henauer / In January in Norway, the sun rises for only a few minutes each day. However, dawn and dusk last several hours and offer beautiful skies. In the foreground here, the beach and its round rocks are covered with ice. In the background, the snowcapped mountains of the island of Langoya are seen from the island of Andoya. In the center, the fjord has a milky aspect because I used an ND1000 filter for a long exposure. Canon 5D Mark II, 120mm, f/8, 118s, ISO 50, natural light. #norway #landscape #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by @juliawimmerlin / This photo is the result of a somewhat unexpected night hike around the Kowloon Peak, Hong Kong. It was my second attempt to find a location where the mountain would not go immediately downhill and would allow this juxtaposition of a human figure against the city. Since I was not sure if I’d ever find it, I had no one to model for me, so it ended up being a technically challenging self-portrait. Shot at 200mm, I had to go back and forth on a tiny path in the bushes in total darkness to see the result in the camera, adjust, and return back for a new trial. But it was all worth it when I saw this shot.

4.0sec at f/13, ISO 800. #YourShotPhotographer

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Photo by @juliawimmerlin / This photo is the result of a somewhat unexpected night hike around the Kowloon Peak, Hong Kong. It was my second attempt to find a location where the mountain would not go immediately downhill and would allow this juxtaposition of a human figure against the city. Since I was not sure if I’d ever find it, I had no one to model for me, so it ended up being a technically challenging self-portrait. Shot at 200mm, I had to go back and forth on a tiny path in the bushes in total darkness to see the result in the camera, adjust, and return back for a new trial. But it was all worth it when I saw this shot. 4.0sec at f/13, ISO 800. #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by @karimiliya / A female humpback whale (grayish color, top right) leads a group of 19 other whales during a mating battle called a heat run or competition pod. These heat runs can go on for many hours as the males try to fight off all the other whales for a chance to mate. As seen here, heat runs can resemble a race in which the males try to keep up with the female, though they can quickly turn violent. Juveniles often join, watching from the side or slightly behind without engaging in the fights, as the biggest males make trumpeting sounds, smash into each other, and blow bubbles to obstruct vision.  #YourShotPhotographer

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Photo by @karimiliya / A female humpback whale (grayish color, top right) leads a group of 19 other whales during a mating battle called a heat run or competition pod. These heat runs can go on for many hours as the males try to fight off all the other whales for a chance to mate. As seen here, heat runs can resemble a race in which the males try to keep up with the female, though they can quickly turn violent. Juveniles often join, watching from the side or slightly behind without engaging in the fights, as the biggest males make trumpeting sounds, smash into each other, and blow bubbles to obstruct vision. #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by Tristan Zhou @trystane / Spring has arrived in Seattle, Washington.

This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

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Photo by Tristan Zhou @trystane / Spring has arrived in Seattle, Washington. This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

Photo by @fdilekuyar / A foggy morning in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. I have made many hot air balloon flights in Turkey and am also a skydiver. But the silence, fog, and desert made for a unique experience in Sharjah. #YourShotPhotographer #sharjah

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Photo by @fdilekuyar / A foggy morning in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. I have made many hot air balloon flights in Turkey and am also a skydiver. But the silence, fog, and desert made for a unique experience in Sharjah. #YourShotPhotographer #sharjah

Photo by Irina Sigl @irina_sigl_photography // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // Water is the element we come from before we are born. It is the basis of all life on Earth, and it is the habitat of countless living beings.
When we as humans penetrate the surface of the water, we dive into a completely different world. Everything seems to be weightless and in motion with the endless ups and downs of the waves. The light is refracted, the noise is muffled. It is a magical world full of wonders that needs to be protected. // Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. @erikalarsen888 will be curating submissions and featuring her favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

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Photo by Irina Sigl @irina_sigl_photography // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // Water is the element we come from before we are born. It is the basis of all life on Earth, and it is the habitat of countless living beings. When we as humans penetrate the surface of the water, we dive into a completely different world. Everything seems to be weightless and in motion with the endless ups and downs of the waves. The light is refracted, the noise is muffled. It is a magical world full of wonders that needs to be protected. // Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. @erikalarsen888 will be curating submissions and featuring her favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

Photo by Eduardo Teixeira de Sousa @edtsousa / Going out / A street moment in Porto, Portugal. #NatGeoYearinPictures #YourShotPhotographer

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Photo by Eduardo Teixeira de Sousa @edtsousa / Going out / A street moment in Porto, Portugal. #NatGeoYearinPictures #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by @veronika_k_ko / Beauty in neglected yard / During one of my visits to the countryside, I noticed an abandoned house while walking the deserted streets of a small village. The setting sun illuminated the weeds and flowers in its overgrown yard. It was magical, and I jumped over the fence to take some pictures. 
For a moment, I felt like the little Thumbelina in the enchanted kingdom of flowers. Have you read this tale? If you haven't, I recommend you do it to step back into your childhood and the wonderful world of Hans Christian Andersen.

#YourShotPhotographer #flowers #fairytale #color #fineartphotography

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Photo by @veronika_k_ko / Beauty in neglected yard / During one of my visits to the countryside, I noticed an abandoned house while walking the deserted streets of a small village. The setting sun illuminated the weeds and flowers in its overgrown yard. It was magical, and I jumped over the fence to take some pictures. For a moment, I felt like the little Thumbelina in the enchanted kingdom of flowers. Have you read this tale? If you haven't, I recommend you do it to step back into your childhood and the wonderful world of Hans Christian Andersen. #YourShotPhotographer #flowers #fairytale #color #fineartphotography

Photo by @doug_gimesy / Koala care / A koala that was collected from the Otways for a health check is kept warm until being returned back into the wild. #YourShotPhotographer #koala #marsupial #Australia

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Photo by @doug_gimesy / Koala care / A koala that was collected from the Otways for a health check is kept warm until being returned back into the wild. #YourShotPhotographer #koala #marsupial #Australia

Photo by @aimeeglucinaphotography / I could not resist the shadow play created by full midday sun streaming through this incredible wooden sculpture. Luckily for me, my daughter couldn't resist playing! I shot this in "The Wood Pavilion" at Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Vineyard in Matakana, New Zealand.

Nikon D750, 24-70mm Tamron 2.8 G2 Lens @24mm, ISO 50, 1/1000s, f/2.8.

This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

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Photo by @aimeeglucinaphotography / I could not resist the shadow play created by full midday sun streaming through this incredible wooden sculpture. Luckily for me, my daughter couldn't resist playing! I shot this in "The Wood Pavilion" at Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Vineyard in Matakana, New Zealand. Nikon D750, 24-70mm Tamron 2.8 G2 Lens @24mm, ISO 50, 1/1000s, f/2.8. This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

Photo by Abhishek Pardeshi @abhishekpardeshi21 // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // Faithful dive in the Indrayani River, Pune, Maharashtra, India. The image was captured near Alandi, which is situated on the ghats of the Indrayani. It is revered as a holy river and is associated with such great religious figures as Sant Tukaram and Dnyaneshwar. Devotees always take a bath in this river, as they believe that it washes away all your sins. A daily ritual. These guys were taking baths in spite of the flooding due to heavy rainfall. Rivers are of cultural, religious, and historical importance to the lives of people around the world. // Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. @erikalarsen888 will be curating submissions and featuring her favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

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Photo by Abhishek Pardeshi @abhishekpardeshi21 // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // Faithful dive in the Indrayani River, Pune, Maharashtra, India. The image was captured near Alandi, which is situated on the ghats of the Indrayani. It is revered as a holy river and is associated with such great religious figures as Sant Tukaram and Dnyaneshwar. Devotees always take a bath in this river, as they believe that it washes away all your sins. A daily ritual. These guys were taking baths in spite of the flooding due to heavy rainfall. Rivers are of cultural, religious, and historical importance to the lives of people around the world. // Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. @erikalarsen888 will be curating submissions and featuring her favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

Photo by Tran Tuan Viet @vietsui / Featuring five colors, the red-shanked douc langur is known as the queen of deep forest primates for its extraordinary beauty. In Vietnam's Son Tra peninsula, there are more than 1,300 individuals—the largest group of this endangered species in the world.

600mm, f/6.3, ISO 640, 1/640s. #YourShotPhotographer #Animal #Vietnam

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Photo by Tran Tuan Viet @vietsui / Featuring five colors, the red-shanked douc langur is known as the queen of deep forest primates for its extraordinary beauty. In Vietnam's Son Tra peninsula, there are more than 1,300 individuals—the largest group of this endangered species in the world. 600mm, f/6.3, ISO 640, 1/640s. #YourShotPhotographer #Animal #Vietnam

Photo by Navin Kumar @navinvatsa / Some moments are very precious. I took this image at Jama Masjid, Delhi, during the month of Eid. A large number of devotees gathered on the premises of the mosque. The golden aroma of sunset combined perfectly with the mood that evening. I was not carrying my camera, but my mobile phone was in my hand. I captured this from one of the balconies of the mosque while celebrating the festival—just as a gust of wind blew a dupatta (part of a traditional female dress) into view. #YourShotPhotographer #india

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Photo by Navin Kumar @navinvatsa / Some moments are very precious. I took this image at Jama Masjid, Delhi, during the month of Eid. A large number of devotees gathered on the premises of the mosque. The golden aroma of sunset combined perfectly with the mood that evening. I was not carrying my camera, but my mobile phone was in my hand. I captured this from one of the balconies of the mosque while celebrating the festival—just as a gust of wind blew a dupatta (part of a traditional female dress) into view. #YourShotPhotographer #india

Photo by Veronika K Ko @veronika_k_ko // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // A blue-green mountain river from above. Green algae in rivers and streams often lends a blue-green color to the water. Some mountain lakes and streams that contain finely ground rock, such as glacial flour, are turquoise. The surface of water can also reflect skylight. Particles in water can scatter light. Rivers, lakes, marshlands, icebergs, glaciers, ice sheets, streams, ponds, and groundwater are all sources of freshwater. Water is critical to the survival of the great majority of all living organisms. Freshwater can easily be polluted by human activities or due to naturally occurring processes (for example, erosion). Each of us has a role to play in solving the worldwide water crisis. By sharing our actions and experiences, we can better understand what really works, learn quickly from failure, and adapt to changing realities. By understanding the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for all of us and for future generations.

Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. @erikalarsen888 will be curating submissions and featuring her favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

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Photo by Veronika K Ko @veronika_k_ko // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // A blue-green mountain river from above. Green algae in rivers and streams often lends a blue-green color to the water. Some mountain lakes and streams that contain finely ground rock, such as glacial flour, are turquoise. The surface of water can also reflect skylight. Particles in water can scatter light. Rivers, lakes, marshlands, icebergs, glaciers, ice sheets, streams, ponds, and groundwater are all sources of freshwater. Water is critical to the survival of the great majority of all living organisms. Freshwater can easily be polluted by human activities or due to naturally occurring processes (for example, erosion). Each of us has a role to play in solving the worldwide water crisis. By sharing our actions and experiences, we can better understand what really works, learn quickly from failure, and adapt to changing realities. By understanding the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for all of us and for future generations. Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. @erikalarsen888 will be curating submissions and featuring her favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

Photo by Brittany Crossman @bkcrossman / A bright yellow male evening grosbeak stands out against the drab winter backdrop in New Brunswick, Canada. #YourShotPhotographer

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Photo by Brittany Crossman @bkcrossman / A bright yellow male evening grosbeak stands out against the drab winter backdrop in New Brunswick, Canada. #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by @marc_henauer / In Europe during the winter, free divers and scuba divers can train in specially designed swimming pools. I took this image just above the tube that goes down to 20 meters (66 feet) deep. This free diver seems to be floating in a zero-gravity environment.

Canon 5D Mark II in a Subal underwater housing. 15mm, f/4, 1/80s, ISO 800. #freediving #underwater #YourShotPhotographer

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Photo by @marc_henauer / In Europe during the winter, free divers and scuba divers can train in specially designed swimming pools. I took this image just above the tube that goes down to 20 meters (66 feet) deep. This free diver seems to be floating in a zero-gravity environment. Canon 5D Mark II in a Subal underwater housing. 15mm, f/4, 1/80s, ISO 800. #freediving #underwater #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by Trần Tuấn Việt @vietsui / After each rainy season, the water level in the underground river in Hang Son Doong rises, creating a blue lake. In this photo the lake leads to the exit of the cave, which is the highest and the widest part. Son Doong is the largest cave in the world. It is located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, central Vietnam. #YourShotPhotographer #Vietnam

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Photo by Trần Tuấn Việt @vietsui / After each rainy season, the water level in the underground river in Hang Son Doong rises, creating a blue lake. In this photo the lake leads to the exit of the cave, which is the highest and the widest part. Son Doong is the largest cave in the world. It is located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, central Vietnam. #YourShotPhotographer #Vietnam

Photo by Steven Gaskin @stevenjay / A colorful sunset lights up the sky in Indio, California.

This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

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Photo by Steven Gaskin @stevenjay / A colorful sunset lights up the sky in Indio, California. This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

Photo by @karimiliya / I often find myself getting distracted by things in my day-to-day life, which can occasionally lead to fantastic results. As I was driving home, I looked out the window and saw light beams cutting through the clouds. I pulled over and ran down a nearby hill to take some photos. I had seen this view hundreds of times but never with light like this. I spent a while taking pictures and had just started a time-lapse video when a paraglider took off from the neighboring hill and flew directly in front of the golden mountains. Sometimes a little luck, patience, and the willingness to get distracted can go a long way. #YourShotPhotographer

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Photo by @karimiliya / I often find myself getting distracted by things in my day-to-day life, which can occasionally lead to fantastic results. As I was driving home, I looked out the window and saw light beams cutting through the clouds. I pulled over and ran down a nearby hill to take some photos. I had seen this view hundreds of times but never with light like this. I spent a while taking pictures and had just started a time-lapse video when a paraglider took off from the neighboring hill and flew directly in front of the golden mountains. Sometimes a little luck, patience, and the willingness to get distracted can go a long way. #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by Reiko Takahashi @reiko.alice.takahashi / A beautiful green light pierces the water in Cenote Tajma Ha, Mexico.

NikonD810 in anthis housing, 15mm, f/6.3, 1/100S, ISO3000.
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Photo by Reiko Takahashi @reiko.alice.takahashi / A beautiful green light pierces the water in Cenote Tajma Ha, Mexico. NikonD810 in anthis housing, 15mm, f/6.3, 1/100S, ISO3000. #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by Erika Larsen @erikalarsen888 // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River is a distributary of the Mississippi River and Red River. The Mississippi and its tributaries are the lifeblood of the midwestern states. Recreational water sports bring much needed attention to the local communities, who are stewards of this area that is threatened by wetland loss. 

Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. I'll be curating submissions and featuring my favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

National Geographic Your Shot

Photo by Erika Larsen @erikalarsen888 // Sponsored by @FinishDetergent // Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River is a distributary of the Mississippi River and Red River. The Mississippi and its tributaries are the lifeblood of the midwestern states. Recreational water sports bring much needed attention to the local communities, who are stewards of this area that is threatened by wetland loss. Freshwater is life! What images do you have that celebrate why freshwater matters? Upload your photos to your feed, tag @natgeoyourshot, and use #whywatermatterschallenge. I'll be curating submissions and featuring my favorites on the Your Shot account. // @FinishDetergent is dedicated to saving America’s water, so help us make a difference by pledging to #SkipTheRinse and save up to 20 gallons of water with every load of dishes. // By posting with this hashtag, you agree to Nat Geo’s Terms of Use at natgeo.com/whereourwatergoes/UnitedStates/, and that your photo does not infringe any third party’s rights.

Photo by @denemiles / Mount Shuksan is one of the more popular mountains in Washington State. It's easily accessible and next to Mount Baker. As the sun sets on a clear day, the alpenglow illuminates the mountain nicely, and there are multiple lakes and tarns for reflections. This was taken with a 24-70mm lens. #YourShotPhotographer

National Geographic Your Shot

Photo by @denemiles / Mount Shuksan is one of the more popular mountains in Washington State. It's easily accessible and next to Mount Baker. As the sun sets on a clear day, the alpenglow illuminates the mountain nicely, and there are multiple lakes and tarns for reflections. This was taken with a 24-70mm lens. #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by @doug_gimesy / Just a small g'day / Say hello to a supercute western pygmy possum. With a body growing to just under 8 centimeters and with an 8-centimeter-long tail, they seem pretty tiny. But they are actually one of the largest pygmy possums in the world. There are five species of pygmy possums (with Australia being lucky enough to have four). These include the western pygmy possum, the eastern pygmy possum, the Tasmanian pygmy possum, the long-tailed pygmy possum, and the mountain pygmy possum. #YourShotPhotographer #westernpygmypossum #pygmypossum #possum #marsupial

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Photo by @doug_gimesy / Just a small g'day / Say hello to a supercute western pygmy possum. With a body growing to just under 8 centimeters and with an 8-centimeter-long tail, they seem pretty tiny. But they are actually one of the largest pygmy possums in the world. There are five species of pygmy possums (with Australia being lucky enough to have four). These include the western pygmy possum, the eastern pygmy possum, the Tasmanian pygmy possum, the long-tailed pygmy possum, and the mountain pygmy possum. #YourShotPhotographer #westernpygmypossum #pygmypossum #possum #marsupial

Photo by Jassen Todorov @jassensf / If you have flown into San Francisco International Airport, you may have seen these colorful salt ponds over the bay. I have photographed them numerous times, as the colors and patterns constantly change thanks to microorganisms and salinity. This image was taken while flying my plane at 1,000 feet (305 meters).

Nikon D810, 70-200 mm, 1/500, f/4, ISO 100. #YourShotPhotographer

National Geographic Your Shot

Photo by Jassen Todorov @jassensf / If you have flown into San Francisco International Airport, you may have seen these colorful salt ponds over the bay. I have photographed them numerous times, as the colors and patterns constantly change thanks to microorganisms and salinity. This image was taken while flying my plane at 1,000 feet (305 meters). Nikon D810, 70-200 mm, 1/500, f/4, ISO 100. #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by @ivan_lesica / I captured the Brooklyn Bridge during a recent snowstorm. I love all the leading lines in this image and how the bridge fades away into the fog. I also really like how wonderfully the white snowflakes stand out against the dark water. Photographing New York during a snowstorm is one of my favorite things. The city looks so different, beautiful, and magical.

Samsung SM/N950U, f/1.7, 4.30mm, ISO 50, 1/700s. #YourShotPhotographer #snow #winter #blackandwhite #NewYork

National Geographic Your Shot

Photo by @ivan_lesica / I captured the Brooklyn Bridge during a recent snowstorm. I love all the leading lines in this image and how the bridge fades away into the fog. I also really like how wonderfully the white snowflakes stand out against the dark water. Photographing New York during a snowstorm is one of my favorite things. The city looks so different, beautiful, and magical. Samsung SM/N950U, f/1.7, 4.30mm, ISO 50, 1/700s. #YourShotPhotographer #snow #winter #blackandwhite #NewYork

Photo by Armand Sarlangue @armandsphotographie / The light draws otherworldly patterns on the gigantic snow dunes surrounding a skier in Chamonix, France.

This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

National Geographic Your Shot

Photo by Armand Sarlangue @armandsphotographie / The light draws otherworldly patterns on the gigantic snow dunes surrounding a skier in Chamonix, France. This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer. Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!

Photo by John Barton @johnnyjungle / For many intrepid surfers, this view is what daydreams are made of: perfect waves breaking on a remote island with not another soul in sight, all nicely framed with lush tropical jungle. This image was captured on a vintage 35mm camera. I love how the grain of film can enhance the dreamy feel of an image. #YourShotPhotographer

National Geographic Your Shot

Photo by John Barton @johnnyjungle / For many intrepid surfers, this view is what daydreams are made of: perfect waves breaking on a remote island with not another soul in sight, all nicely framed with lush tropical jungle. This image was captured on a vintage 35mm camera. I love how the grain of film can enhance the dreamy feel of an image. #YourShotPhotographer

Photo by @jc_fajardo / As you walk through Bilbao, Spain, it is difficult for the Guggenheim Museum to go unnoticed. After enjoying a day of the city and its gastronomy, I took in the views of this museum at sunset while it was reflected in the estuary.

Nikon D800, 14mm, f/16, 10sec, ISO 50. #YourShotPhotographer

National Geographic Your Shot

Photo by @jc_fajardo / As you walk through Bilbao, Spain, it is difficult for the Guggenheim Museum to go unnoticed. After enjoying a day of the city and its gastronomy, I took in the views of this museum at sunset while it was reflected in the estuary. Nikon D800, 14mm, f/16, 10sec, ISO 50. #YourShotPhotographer