Photo by @daisygilardini | I always find bears to be very expressive. I captured this cub's “guilty look” during a trip to Hallo Bay in Alaska. With his head down and looking up at mama, he seemed to be saying, "Sorry, mom. I won’t do it again." Quite often we tend to anthropomorphize animal behavior. This has happened ever since Charles Darwin first described recording emotions like joy and love among animals. Since then, the debate has evolved and expanded widely. While humankind was once thought to be the only species able to think, with feelings and emotions, we now have proof that some species have strong social behavior and are capable of compassion, empathy, anger, and grief. Even though anthropomorphizing animal behavior can sometimes lead to misunderstanding biological behavior, I think it helps people connect with animals. #YourShotPhotographer #brownbear #grizzlybear #Alaska #Katmainationalpark
Photo by @irina_sigl_photography | It had rained all day on the coast of Asturias. The rain stopped in the evening, and we decided to take a walk along the rugged cliffs. The sky ripped open and gave way to a dramatic sunset over the coast. Like on a stage, the rock incisions were illuminated by the last rays of the setting sun. The clouds and the ocean shimmered in beautiful blues. What a great sky spectacle. Nikon D600, 70mm, f8, 1/250s, ISO200. #YourShotPhotographer
Photo by Sam Austin @samsnaps77 | We took the slow roads from Arizona to Oregon. We stopped at some pretty amazing places along the way. I highly suggest taking a few back roads sometime in your life. It will be worth it! This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer . Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!
Photo by Juan Carlos Osorio @juancosoriophotography | The concept of camera obscura has always been interesting to me. Seeing in real time the outside, projected inside a room, a box of big proportions. This quarantine makes me feel like we are inside a box—our own rooms, our own house or apartment. Experimenting with several optical devices, I was able to flip the typical inverted image produced by a camera obscura. I wanted to establish a parallel between the inside and outside realities without distortion. We stay at home because we are all in this together; because we know that it will help to flatten the curve and prevent more cases of COVID-19. Doctors, nurses, and health workers need us to be inside. We also don't want to be sick or spread the virus to our loved ones. My daughters understand why we need to stay inside. They still study, learn, play, and love inside our new world—inside this camera obscura. #YourShotPhotographer #cameraobscura #isolation #Covid19 #stayhome
Photo by Beth Mancuso @intothewild .wego | This is an image of the St. Elmo ghost town in Colorado. It is Colorado’s most well preserved ghost town. It was founded in 1880 as a mining town. At its height, it had 2,000 residents, a telegraph office, a general store, a town hall, five hotels, saloons, a schoolhouse, and a dancing hall. In 1922 the railroad was abandoned, which led to all the mines shutting down. To get to St. Elmo you drive up twisty dirt roads. It’s quite the adventure! There are still a few residents, but for the most part it is deserted. #YourShotPhotographer #Colorado
Photo by Tetsuya Sato @tetsuyasato11100825 | I took this photo in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The sea of clouds had been here since before dawn, covering the city. It was a very beautiful morning scene. This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer . Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!
Photo by @justin_anantawan | I met this man wearing this unique face mask during a food outreach program for the homeless in Toronto. I wondered if he was wearing it because of COVID-19. He told me his name was Wes Trotman and that the mask was not for protection but an expression of his personality. He explained that he was an artist of stone jewelry and that he had made his mask using the tabs from aluminum cans of Monster Energy drinks. Although the mask could not protect him from the virus, he believed it scared people enough to keep them six feet away. He said that people had been gawking at him and that I was the first person to approach him. When I asked him how he intended to spend the day, he answered that he planned to buy popcorn and eat it on his couch—not surprising, given the quarantine we are under. #YourShotPhotographer #ViewFromQuarantine
Photo by @taylorthomasalbright | A brown bear in Alaska feeds mid-river on a freshly caught salmon. When salmon are plentiful, a bear will mainly eat the brain, eggs, and skin, which make up the fattiest portions. It efficiently uses its energy to allow for the greatest possible weight gain. #YourShotPhotographer
Photo by @juliawimmerlin | A train departs from New Delhi, India. Seven windows with seven different stories, like a set of short stories all in front of your eyes. It brought to my mind the concept of "sonder." According to the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, “sonder is the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own ... with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra"—in this case, photographing their departure from Delhi. #YourShotPhotographer
Photo by @daisygilardini | Two young males spar on the coast of Hudson Bay in Manitoba. Polar bears are normally solitary, but each year, usually in November, they congregate in this area and wait for the water in the bay to freeze. They have to wait until the ice is thick enough to support their weight, so they can hunt for seals. Play-fighting during this period is normal behavior. It’s practice for more serious standoffs during mating season. #YourShotPhotographer #polarbear #bear #wapusknationalpark #manitoba
Photo by @veronika_k_ko | Holland polders look like a green leaf from above. The effects of global warming and accompanying sea level rise are threatening many of the world's lowland areas. Most of these lands do not have the resources to protect themselves, but the polder regions of the Netherlands are examples of such efforts. Polders are low-lying tracts of land enclosed by dikes that form artificial hydrological entities, which water veggies or the famous tulip fields. #YourShotPhotographer #veronikakko #polders #travel #aerial
Photo by @irina_sigl_photography | The Miroir d'Eau in Bordeaux is the largest mirror fountain in the world at 3,450 square meters (37,135 square feet ). This huge water feature, surrounded by splendid 18th-century houses, fascinates with alternating mirror and fog effects. The regular metamorphosis of the two-centimeter-deep water on a gigantic granite slab transforms the place into a magnificent play area for children and a wonderful backdrop for photographers. Nikon D600, 35mm, f8, 1/2000s, ISO 250. #YourShotPhotographer
Photo by Luke Scott @lostwithlukes | Outrigger canoe paddlers glide through the water as they head back to shore after sunset in Hagåtña, Guam. Sony a7rii + Samyang 35mm F2.8 + AquaTech underwater housing. This is an Editor’s Pick chosen from #YourShotPhotographer . Submit your photos for a chance to be featured on the account!
Photo by @karimiliya | Volcán de Fuego violently explodes at dawn, sending lava into the sky. I slept very little on the side of the mountain that night, as the sound of explosions came from the neighboring volcano. This is a one-second exposure with my camera on a tripod. #YourShotPhotographer #Guatemala
Photo by Beth Mancuso @intothewild .wego | In my last house, my backyard overlooked a crop field. It made for the most impressive views of the sky. This shot was taken one summer as I watched a storm rolling in from my patio. My settings were 24mm, 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 320. #YourShotPhotographer #minnesota
Photo by @denemiles | Olympic National Park in spring really showcases all the moss and new growth. It's one of my favorite times to hike there. The trails are endless, and it's easy to find moments of solitude if you go to the less popular areas. I chose a longer shutter speed to relay the calmness I felt when I was there. #YourShotPhotographer