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My Best Photos of August 2018

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Published Sep 17, 2018 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 31 Contributors

    31 photos selected by

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Running horses in Mongolian endless steppe...

    #nature #freedom #horse #wild #animal #one #family #horses #mongolia #stallion #steppe #running_animal

    The prompt of this assignment was simple: submit your best photos taken between August 1-31, 2018. The 31 photos selected for this final story — for the 31 days in August — are sequenced in chronological order, creating a visual diary of our world during the month. Through your submissions, I found myself reflecting on what I was doing on the same days of my favorite photos. Your photos transport me to somewhere else in the world without leaving Washington DC — and as I continue these "My Best Photos of (Month)" assignments, together we will be documenting the history of our world while revealing the similarities and differences in the everyday moments of our lives.

    In remembrance of the life of Father Frank Cassidy, a new age Catholic priest who encouraged medi...

    #religion #light #culture #praying #blackandwhite #catholic #spirituality #priest #blessing #bishop

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari's comment: "The lighting you have captured really makes your image even more special. I feel a higher power has entered this room in remembrance of the li... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The wind has been harsh all day, with these low clouds moving across the mountain sporadically, b...

    #australia #snow #action #sport #adventure #skiing #thredbo

    Editor's Note

    From Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari: "Wow, what an inspiring and surreal moment Adam. To capture such a powerful shot as this, during whiteout conditions, with the high winds is truly incredib... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    During a recent trip to Turkey. So hot the only place to be was in the pool and out of the sun.

    #child #boy #shadows

    Editor's Note

    The light is gorgeous on this boy...I love how the shadows play on the a column behind him and acts as a clean background for his figure. Beautifully captured, Amanda.

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot

    If I was to describe Summer with one image it would be this one. For me, this takes all of our ex...

    #water #fun #nature #landscape #lake #people #travel #weather #kids #adventure #places

    Editor's Note

    I agree with Your Shot photographer Rose Ungvari who commented, "Such a sweet and magical shot Jennifer! I love everything about this scene — the perspective makes me feel like I am there on the do... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    After being shocked by the devastation of red tide on our favorite beach, we visited a local pier...

    #beach #fishing #florida #sunshine #dock #annamariaisland

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Elizabeth Paoletti's comment: "I'm sorry about red tide on your favorite beach. It's been heartbreaking reading the stories regarding red tide and marine life. It real... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Driving up to the command center of the Lake Elsinore,Ca fire when the combustion explostion occu...

    Editor's Note

    Wow. Was everyone safe? I hope no one was hurt. I love how you composed this frame, with no hint of where the ground is, making this combustion explosion look massive. It looks like the end of the ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    To the shining future.

    #architecture #canon #boy #woman #man #people #light #amazing #travel #japan #place #lady

    Editor's Note

    This is such lovely portrait of this couple, I bet they love this photo. Fantastic job observing this scene, and composing a frame that successfully takes advantage of the colorful lights, and the ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A scene from the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

    #night #joy #lights #carnival #fair

    Editor's Note

    I absolutely love it Kelly, I have been to the Montgomery County Fair. It is so much fun. I can feel the joy from the crowd, you make me want to go to be there. Fantastic composition, I love the si... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Firefighter getting to the rooftop of his firefighting vehicle during a massive forest fire. Was ...

    #forest #nature #fire #silhouette #firefighter #burning #hell #firefighting #forest_fire

    Editor's Note

    I can feel the heat from the fire — fantastic job silhouetting this firefighter to make this scene feel ever more dramatic, more intense. Wow. Great job taking a beautiful photo in a stressful situ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This was us climbing a wrong hill and going away from the destined path. Later we found ourselves...

    #summer #people #hiking #adventure #myclimatereaction #protecttheselands

    Editor's Note

    I feel the exertion of your friend as he climbs up this hill, I love how his red shirt pops off the frame. I love how wide you shot this frame, revealing the epic-ness of the landscape you two are ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Sheep grazing in the steppe and the sheep.

    #animals

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Sukanya De's comment: "I absolutely love how this very simple everyday moment was composed in such a thoughtful elegance with a most inspiring use of light. The silhou... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I Have been Observed the Behavior of the Arabian Red Fox for more than 3 months in the desert usi...

    #sunset #nature #wildlife #wild #animals #light #animal #shadow #fox #redfox #rethinkingportraiture

    Editor's Note

    Wow! The light in this photo is so sharp and beautiful. Working with an element such as that within your image makes this moment stand out from other wildlife images. If you would have photographed... More

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My children don’t sit so much as perch, fold into and teeter on the edge of. At eight years old m...

    #ferry #blackandwhite #childhood

    Editor's Note

    I agree with Your Shot photographer Shannon Hunt who commented, "He really looks content. My kids love Minecraft too! It is amazing what they build in that game. I love how spacious this image feel... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Long exposure shot with tubelight and steel wool. Its a single shot. Firse make Tube light design...

    #light #fire #model #creative #lightpainting #tubelight #steelwool #firerings #tubestory

    Editor's Note

    I love light paintings, I think they are so cool, especially when done well. I love the multiple layers of lights in your photo. I really love how you explained how you took the photo in your capti... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Scene from a fish market,Mumbai India

    #market #india #people #colours #streetphotography #dailylife #mumbaicity #natgeoyourshot

    Editor's Note

    Great job documenting this fish market scene, I love exploring the moment. So much to look at. I love how you are photographing from the height of the fish — and then seeing the worker carrying a h... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    One of my relay teammates taking her turn to battle the cold and choppy sea during our successful...

    #swimming #sports #adventure #swimmer #englishchannel #grit #vast_horizons #channelcrossing

    Editor's Note

    First congratulations on participating in this relay — what an awesome accomplishment. I am very impressed. Great job including the ship in the background. I can tell it is big, which visually clue... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Getting my son ready for bed and then the sky puts on this fantastic display. Just enough time to...

    #sunset #switzerland #nature #landscape #fire #swissalps

    Editor's Note

    This is so beautiful Sam. The sky is absolutely breathtaking. That red from the setting sun is gorgeous. I love seeing the incoming rain. But more importantly, this is the view out of your son's be... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The trip to the Estonian Island of Hiiumaa is a trip to tranquillity.

    #beach #sea #nature #estonia #hiiumaa #minimalism #long_exposure

    Editor's Note

    Great job using long exposure, this scene is so beautiful. I agree with Your Shot photographer Som Chatterjee who commented, "The silky water makes the scene look really tranquil. Excellent shot!"

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I had this graphic idea for some time but I needed to find the right patch of land at the right t...

    #clouds #earth #rain #aerial #dry #climate #dji

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Cathy Pepin-Toussaint's reaction: "You are a brilliant photographer, Julia!! This shot is so clever, so well executed! It's a winner, in my book." Very well done.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Very curious humpback mom and calf came up for a breath , and came close to take a look of us.

    #underwater #whale #mammal #humpbackwhale #underwaterphotography #humpbackwhalebaby

    Editor's Note

    This is so beautiful, it feels so peaceful. One of these days I want to experience a moment like this, I bet it is so magical to watch whales swim together. I love it. Well done Andrew.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Mallick Ghat is a popular bathing Ghat (place) near Howrah Bridge in Kolkata. Few days ago in a r...

    #children #bath #ganges #kolkata #hoogly_river #ghats_ganges #rainy_afternoon #ganges_bank

    Editor's Note

    Awesome Suman. I love the moment you photographed, the boy looking past the screen to his silhouetted friend. And then I find myself exploring all the activity behind him. Great job observing this ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The photo was created during the training. World freediving champion Goran Colak with Mirela Kard...

    #sea #fish #gold #diving #croatia #freediving #apnea #marjan #goran #colak #radovic

    Editor's Note

    This is an absolutely beautiful portrait these two divers. I bet they love this frame, it is awesome Marjan. I agree with Your Shot photographer Doria Fochi who commented, "How surreal and eerie...... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Heijo Imperial Palace Summer light up Festival 2018. It was really awesome event with full moon i...

    #nature #festival #travel #japan #places #natgeo #nara #natgeotravel #natgeoyourshot

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Michelle Zheng's comment: "A wonderfully composed photo Hasan. The scene was beautifully laid out for you, but you approached it from a very good angle to capture the ... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    The shot was taken at a very interior village of West Bengal. Middle of the monsoon "golden fiber...

    #india #people #color #travel #worker #westbengal #economy #journalism #cloudscape #jute

    Editor's Note

    Beautiful Subrata. I love how you wide you photographed this frame, using the lines from the sticks to lead my eye to the workers. There is a lot going on in this scene, and I love exploring the di... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    I was up Grouse mountain yesterday when more clouds rolled in. I saw this desolated terrace that ...

    #fog #blackandwhite #terrace #emptyness

    Editor's Note

    I love Your Shot photographer Elizabeth Paoletti's reaction: "Sometimes I see a photo that makes me think, "Why didn't I think of that?" I live in a climate that can have a lot of fog, and I have s... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My partner is a synchronised swimmer and I attend many training sessions. On this particular day ...

    #water #pool #reflection #portrait #swimmer

    Editor's Note

    I love how peaceful this moment feels. What an absolutely lovely portrait of this swimmer. I love Your Shot photographer Sydney Harter's reaction: "Rotating the image transforms this picture of a l... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    My daughter and I had a blast with a recently set up boulder gym at our local park.

    #climb #bouldering

    Editor's Note

    I love it Khai. Great job shooting this frame low and wide, I love how my eye follows the wall to your silhouetted daughter. I feel myself cheering on your daughter as she dominates this climbing w... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    Dream in My Eye's, Dust on my Shoe's.

    #photo #canon #life #portrait #august #click #dream_auto

    Editor's Note

    This feels like a still from a movie frame — I feel like a voice-over narration is going to start as soon you hit play, and the camera will start tracking in towards the silhouetted individual. Gre... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    A new happiness is in my wife. A number of happiness will come for them, I hope so. I used a LED ...

    #family

    Editor's Note

    Wow. What an absolutely beautiful portrait of your wife Mike. I bet she loves this photo, I hope it is framed and hanging at your house, I bet it look awesome big. I feel your love for your wife. T... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    This picture captured on 31st August 2018 for 61st Independence Day. It's happy to see the Malay...

    #asia #people #culture #colors #love #august #malaysia #country #proud #happy #independence #celebrate

    Editor's Note

    I love it. I feel like I am there. I can hear the roar from the crowd, I can feel their happiness. Great job anticipating a moment when the flag would be back-lit by the stage lights. I love how pr... More

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    "My Best Photos of September 2018" assignment is scheduled to launch on September 23, 2018. The prompt of this assignment is simple: share your best photos taken from September 1-30, 2018. Submission deadline for this assignment will be October 3, 2018. These "My Best Photos of (Month)" assignments encourages you to keep shooting and sharing new photos. This is how you will grow into a better photographer and a more thoughtful storyteller — one photo at a time. Keep shooting. You got this.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot

    About the Editor
    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Before joining the Your Shot team, David covered the White House for Time and Newsweek, and served as an official photographer for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He also started The Waiting List, a non-profit storytelling project humanizing the statistics of organ donation.

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