Top Shot: Out of the Dust | Photograph by Shobha Gopinath (@shobhakgopinath )
“All 5 species of rhinos are either critically endangered, vulnerable or threatened. When the world’s last male white rhino died, something of mankind died with it too,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Shobha Gopinath. “For years they have been hunted for the supposed medicinal value of their horn. When will man learn to share this planet with our fellow creatures? This image of the baby rhino with its mother [in Cape Town, South Africa] standing still in the midst of a swirling sandstorm seemed like a perfect metaphor of their vulnerability.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on August 16, 2019.
Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. ...
August 19th is International Orangutan Day | Photograph by Mark Edward Harris (@markedwardharrisphoto )
A staff member at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation wheels orphaned orangutans in a wheelbarrow. "The orphans spend several hours every day attending forest school where they learn the skills necessary to be either returned or introduced into the Bornean forest," explains #YourShotPhotographer Mark Edward Harris. This photo was selected for the August 16, 2019 edition of our Photos of the Week series.
“My heart breaks for these lovely creatures but I'm happy there are institutions that exist trying to save them. Your focus is sharp here but center weighted compositionally. Keep up the good work!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas ) ...