About Your Shot

Welcome to Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community. Our mission is to tell stories collaboratively through big, bold photography and expert curation. Get started and show us your best!

All Storytellers Welcome
Whether you're a hobbyist or a pro, we want you to share your best photos with us.

National Geographic Staff
National Geographic photo editors review your shots and offer expert tips for great photography.

Be Recognized
We'll select and publish our favorite photos online and in National Geographic magazine.

Go on Assignment With National Geographic

Let's tell amazing stories together. Contribute your best photos and captions to an assignment, and our editors will handpick their favorites. The result? A published story created from your pictures and our editor commentary.

Submit your photos to a themed assignments

Assignments are curated into stories by National Geographic staff

Your Daily Dose of Photo Love

The Daily Dozen just got bigger. And better. Each weekday our editors showcase their top 12 submissions. You vote on your favorites, and the winners appear in National Geographic magazine. Learn more about the selection process from editor Jeanne Moddermann.

Get Published

See winning Your Shot photos in National Geographic each month.

Your Shot, Your Way

Showcase your best photography and make a statement with a big, bold cover image. Keep track of your favorite pictures, activity, and awards. Set up your profile today.

Learn about copyright and what participating
with Your Shot means for you.

Guidelines, Support and More

Photo Guidelines
Terms and Conditions