Photos of the Week Series: August 10, 2018

Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas has been responsible for looking at daily uploads so she has the first set of eyes on every image that the Your Shot community shares. She starts each day looking through thousands of photographs and this series will be a selection of her favorites from the past week. Each Friday she will be sharing her favorites here!

“Hello Your Shot community! This is Senior Producer Matt Adams tagging in for Kristen with today’s Photos of the Week. I have to say she’s a tough act to follow and editing the best of from this amazing community is no easy task. My selections for this week involved images that made me want to be in the moment with our photographers. Whether it’s watching fireworks in Vancouver, riding a train in Sri Lanka or watching brown bears in Alaska feast on salmon these images made me want to be in these locations capturing these moments alongside our talented Your Shot photographers.”

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Photographs by Agnieszka Maruszczyk, Tim Koster, Wes Giang, David & Shiela Glatz, Mehmet Demırci, Loredana Bîtculescu, Piotrek Deska, Celia M., Steve Roe and Mehran Shariati.



Top Shot: Under Protection

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 Boris Barabáš captured this image of a young curious silvery langur embraced by his mum. “You may ask, why is he not “silvery”?“ writes Barabáš. "This is due to the fact that youngsters are born as bright orange. Only later, is their fur transformed into grey/silver.” Photograph by Boris Barabáš



Top Shot: Dreamscape

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen. The Daily Dozen is 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors each day from thousands of recent uploads. Our community has the chance to vote for their favorite from the selection.

Your Shot photographer Albert Dros found himself witnessing a beautiful morning scene in the Netherlands. “In August the Netherlands turns into a purple dreamscape,” said Dros. “Especially during the misty mornings when the mist brings a magic atmosphere to the scene.” Photograph by Albert Dros




Microbiologist and artist Simon Park created these images of
crystallized vitamin C using a technique called differential interference
contrast microscopy. With this microscopy method, Park could see differences in
the thickness of the samples, represented by the different colors. In the top
two images, Park decided to put a piece of himself into his art, literally, by
adding a bit of his blood to the vitamin C solution. The proteins, DNA, and
other biological molecules in Park’s blood interfered with vitamin C’s crystal
growth and created solids significantly different from those made by a solution
of plain vitamin C, which are shown in the bottom two images. All images were
taken at 100×


Credit: Simon Park

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London-based photographer Edward Horsford (previously featured here), shoots awesome high-speed photos of water balloons just a fraction of a second after they’ve been popped. The images are utterly mesmerizing. Those explosive moments, which ordinarily take place faster than our eyes can take them in, are frozen in time thanks to Edward’s skills. The water inside of the balloon still holds its shape as the balloon pulls away like the skin on a grape.

Visit Edward Horsford’s Flickr page to view more examples of his captivating high-speed photography.

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