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Everyday Explorations

This assignment ran from Apr 9 to May 2, 2013.
Welcome to our first assignment! Contribute your best photos and captions, and our editors will handpick their favorites. The result? A published story created from your pictures and our editors' commentary.

Every day there are things to see and mysteries to uncover. Share your everyday explorations with the Your Shot Community. More...

Curated by:

Monica C. Corcoran
Former Director, Your Shot
Assignment Status
  • Open

    Everyone’s welcome to contribute their best shot to open assignments. Learn more.
  • Closed

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  • Published

    Once the submission period is over, we'll review all contributions and select our favorite images to be included in the story. Learn more.
Published May 13, 2013.
Thank you for your contributions!

Open Your Eyes!

Posted apr 9, 2013

We are all explorers—whether we are in our own backyards or the far-flung dunes of Namibia. Humans are curious by nature. We are hard coded to ask questions, learn, and share our experiences.

Keep your eyes open and you will be amazed. Some days I go through life with my head down—just trying to stay focused on what needs to get done—keeping one foot in front of the other. But most days, my head is up and my eyes are open to the wonder of the world that surrounds me.

National Geographic has supported exploration around the globe for over a century—it is in our organization's DNA. Lucky for us, there is not just one kind of exploration or type of explorer. Everyone fits the explorer mold, including you! Show us what makes you wonder. What are you questioning? What's new in your world?

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to learning about your world.

Monica C. Corcoran

Monica C. Corcoran

Former Director, Your Shot
Monica C. Corcoran is an award-winning photography producer with 20 years experience in visual storytelling. She is a former director at National Geographic for the Your Shot photo community.