National Geographic Launches YourShot Photo-Sharing Platform [Gallery]

National Geographic has launched a photo-sharing platform, Your Shot.

  • Ki Monastery - Spiti Valley, India:The Ki Monastery is situated high in India's Himalayan region in the remote Spiti Valley. A few hundred Buddhist monks live here permanently, studying and worshiping in probably one of the most serene places I've ever seen. Photo: Stuart Edwards/National Geographic Your ShotKi Monastery - Spiti Valley, India:The Ki Monastery is situated high in India's Himalayan region in the remote Spiti Valley. A few hundred Buddhist monks live here permanently, studying and worshiping in probably one of the most serene places I've ever seen. Photo: Stuart Edwards/National Geographic Your Shot
  • Traditional Fishing:Fisherman catching baby shrimp using his traditional blue net. Gabura, Satkhira, Bangladesh. Photo: Pronob Ghosh/National Geographic Your ShotTraditional Fishing:Fisherman catching baby shrimp using his traditional blue net. Gabura, Satkhira, Bangladesh. Photo: Pronob Ghosh/National Geographic Your Shot
  • People at Prayer:Ijtema is the second largest muslim gathering in the world after Hazz. The gathering is so huge that people did not get a place at the field to pray jumma prayer and so sited themselves in the road. Photo: Junaid Ahmed/National Geographic Your ShotPeople at Prayer:Ijtema is the second largest muslim gathering in the world after Hazz. The gathering is so huge that people did not get a place at the field to pray jumma prayer and so sited themselves in the road. Photo: Junaid Ahmed/National Geographic Your Shot
  • Seagull: Feeding a seagull. Photo: Junichi Saito/National Geographic Your ShotSeagull: Feeding a seagull. Photo: Junichi Saito/National Geographic Your Shot
  • Night of Lightning at Grand Canyon:It was such a wonderful experience to witness this beautiful thunderstorm far across the Grand Canyon! Photo: Rolf Maeder/National Geographic Your ShotNight of Lightning at Grand Canyon:It was such a wonderful experience to witness this beautiful thunderstorm far across the Grand Canyon! Photo: Rolf Maeder/National Geographic Your Shot
  • Best Shelter Ever:A baby shelters under its mother one late afternoon in Sri Lanka. Photo: Arati Rao/National Geographic Your ShotBest Shelter Ever:A baby shelters under its mother one late afternoon in Sri Lanka. Photo: Arati Rao/National Geographic Your Shot
  • Perfect Catch:I'm amazed how easily the sea lions catch their food. I'm very happy for sea lion Lily and Seneca Park Zoo with the Daily Dozen end results! Photo: Wayne Panepinto/National Geographic Your ShotPerfect Catch:I'm amazed how easily the sea lions catch their food. I'm very happy for sea lion Lily and Seneca Park Zoo with the Daily Dozen end results! Photo: Wayne Panepinto/National Geographic Your Shot
  • The Ice Caves:Granite Falls, Washington is home to the Big Four Ice Caves; A large network of tunnels formed from heaps of avalanche-deposited snow, and hollowed by cascading water and warm winds. Spectacle and beauty must come with respect, as the ice is prone to collapse and cave-ins. Photo: Andrew Inaba/National Geographic Your ShotThe Ice Caves:Granite Falls, Washington is home to the Big Four Ice Caves; A large network of tunnels formed from heaps of avalanche-deposited snow, and hollowed by cascading water and warm winds. Spectacle and beauty must come with respect, as the ice is prone to collapse and cave-ins. Photo: Andrew Inaba/National Geographic Your Shot
  • While photographing lilies in a local swamp, a cloud of tadpoles swam by numbering in the thousands, all following along in a trail. Photo: Eiko Jones/National Geographic Your ShotWhile photographing lilies in a local swamp, a cloud of tadpoles swam by numbering in the thousands, all following along in a trail. Photo: Eiko Jones/National Geographic Your Shot

Over its 125 year history, National Geographic has published a number of beautiful and iconic photographs.

Now, National Geographic has launched a photo-sharing platform, Your Shot (NGYourShot.com), that allows photography fans to connect with photographers and editors around virtual assignments, get direct feedback on their work and participate in a unique photography-based community.

This selection of photographs are all from Your Shot, National Geographic’s photo community. The first assignment, “Explore our Changing World,” ends October 22.

Please take a moment to read the Official Rules for this assignment and watch the video for more information from the assignment editors.

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