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Top Shot: 99% Human

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos selected by the Your Shot editors. The photo our community has voted as their favorite is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Click here to vote for tomorrow’s Top Shot.

Your Shot photographer Carmer Huter made this portrait of a mountain gorilla in October 2017. “Despite it only lasting a split-second, this eye-to-eye moment with an alpha male gorilla in Uganda is a memory I shall cherish for the rest of my life,” Carmen writes. Mountain gorillas, a subspecies of the Eastern gorillas, are considered critically endangered due to war, human disease, habitat loss and poaching. Photograph by Carmen Huter

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Corey Maison said she always knew in her heart that she was a female.The 14-year-old transgender teen describes herself as unique, outgoing, funny and has dreams of one day becoming a supermodel. But for now, Corey’s main focus is sharing her story of how she’s overcome bullying, in the hopes of supporting others who face the same obstacle.“We’re not a threat,” Corey wrote to ABC News. “We are just like any other kids. We only want people to accept and love us for who we are. …