Published Date:: 1391/09/30 - 22:08
Gallery Code: 60

National Geographic reader pics

National Geographic highlights the top photos from users in its ongoing gallery called Your Shot. Here are some of the best from this week.
“Hear me! There's not enough love in the world. Turn to the penguin next to you, put your flippers up, fluff him up a little bit and give him a great big hug!”—Lovelace. Two newly hatched gentoo penguin chicks get a quick look at the outside world as one of their parents stands up on the nest for a moment. Port Lockroy, Antarctica. (Photo and caption Courtesy Richard Sidey / National Geographic Your Shot)
Snowy owls are amazing hunters, and when you get the chance to see one hunt, even better. These raptors are present from mid-November till early March, and then they travel back north. This female was flying across the lake from one post to the next for a vantage point to look for her next meal. These owls love the cold, unlike the photographer. Temperature that day: minus 30ºC. (Photo and caption Courtesy Markusdivinicus Stevens / National ...
Image of lightning shot looking east toward Dallas. (Photo and caption Courtesy Ricky Niell / National Geographic Your Shot)
Two foxes play on the lakebed of Lake Accotink in Virginia. The lake was drained recently to repair damage to the dam caused by heavy rains and flooding. The lakebed gives the appearance this was taken in a desolate region, but it was actually in a well-populated suburb. (Photo and caption Courtesy Blaine Korcel / National Geographic Your Shot)
One of the beautiful snow leopards from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation, Big Cat Sanctuary, Kent, U.K. (Photo and caption Courtesy A M Symons / National Geographic Your Shot)
Whale watching near Provincetown, Massachusetts. (Photo and caption Courtesy Gerold Guggenbuehl / National Geographic Your Shot)
An elk decides to move elsewhere after digging through the snow to reach his meal buried below. This photo is a part of a series and was shot in Canada's Banff National Park in Alberta along Highway 1A. After a long, cold hike through Johnson Canyon, I decided to warm up and continue driving to reach Lake Louise. In the midst of the falling snow, I was fortunate enough to see this big guy, along with one of his friends, looking for something to ...
I took this picture at Port Lockroy in 2010 during my trip to Antarctica. The two penguins, almost touching flippers, looking at each other, and captured against the majestic frozen background, seemed romantically involved. (Photo and caption Courtesy Marius Ilies / National Geographic Your Shot)
I caught this funny shot of a male red kangaroo just chilling at the Jacksonville Zoo. (Photo and caption Courtesy Graham McGeorge/ National Geographic Your Shot)
Mother cheetah cleaning her baby after a meal. (Photo and caption Courtesy Diana Lakeland/ National Geographic Your Shot)

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