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Take a Walk

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Published May 15, 2019 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 25 Contributors

    25 photos selected by

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    Every Tuesday I decided to take photo in the streets of Ankara with my small machine. Photo comp...

    #reflection #streetphtography

    I want to say thank you for the thousands of miles / kilometers walked all over the world during this Your Shot assignment. There were so many wonderful pictures and diverse perspectives and it was difficult to choose my final favorites. I was drawn most to the photos that I felt were found while wandering. I was impressed most by the photographers who had a personal point of view, creative style, and who saw something the rest of us could have missed while walking by. A photograph that was uniquely their very own. Those were the photos that let me see or learn something new, transported me to another place, and helped me to walk in your shoes.

    Everyting about Varanasi tells a story.... Akhara — A very old Akhara ( A place for body building)

    #india #light #culture #photography #places #varanasi #health #bodybuilding #gym #akhara #indiaclicks

    Editor's Note

    This beautiful picture reveals a lot about the place and the people who use it. I feel as though you brought me with you into this small, pretty space.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    Early Morning at the Bund in shanghai presents a lot of activities. There are old people who brin...

    #morning #girl #sunrise #sport #balloons #kites

    Editor's Note

    Free flowing but balanced. Soft, beautiful light. I'm transported to this place. Also, Renan Ozturk said: "One of those shots that's almost too perfect. But it has such nice lines and composition, ... More

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    As I was standing to join my friend to proceed to the next ghat in Varanasi, India, I couldnt tak...

    #india #woman #people #travel #portraits #varanasi #cleaning_lady

    Editor's Note

    A simple, beautiful moment/note in a burst of color.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    The traditional game and joy of Alexandrian guys, The kit , sometimes I see it as a fish in a sky...

    #beach #sea #egypt #natgeo #alexandria #kit #dailydozen #yourshot

    Editor's Note

    A serendipitous moment. The curling, floating kite tail draws your eye through the otherwise straight lines and angles of the image

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    This is a photograph of a Williamsburg Bridge that I photographed through a fence / mesh while on...

    #abstract #bridge #city #architecture #sun #travel #places #newyork #wether #williamsburg_bridge

    Editor's Note

    An abstract, gritty view of NYCity and its mood. I liked what you said "At first I saw the fence as an obstacle" but then saw it as a source of creativity.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    Going for a walk alone is one of the very personal things. While walking alone you think about st...

    #walking

    Editor's Note

    Beautifully exposed so that she seems to be stepping onto a stage and into the spotlight.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    Photographs portray a photographer's mood sometimes. This is how I felt that day. Walking through...

    #contrast #lightandshadow #takeawalk

    It's Gothenburg, Sweden, but It feels like Buenos Aires. In a little hidden away square, some afi...

    #street #tango #streettango

    At one of busiest streets of Dehra Dun city a boy finds his time to dream resting on his father's...

    #travel #street #blackandwhite #streetphotography

    Editor's Note

    A serene space found surrounded by noisy movement.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    This is our real world, working in a IT company the real world appear as illusion from inside. We...

    #sky #india #morning #world #life #portrait #nikon #work #office #workplace #realworld #frommyeyes

    Editor's Note

    Maybe it shows an otherwise normal scene, but the photograph is wonderfully abstract and full of mysterious mood.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    Qat is a mild narcotic leaf popular in Yemen and the Horn of Africa. Excessive qat-chewing has d...

    #night #bazaar #yemen #sanaa #drug #qat #narcotic

    Editor's Note

    This is a complex, layered picture in warm subtle light. It's also an interesting glimpse into daily life and raises an important social issue.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    Everyone has a different impression of Hanoi, a distinct flavor in this city. To me, whenever thi...

    #vietnam #culture #community #hanoi #memory #stair #hairdresser #oldpeople #oldhouse #oldcommunity

    Editor's Note

    Four people's interactions. The mirror makes them 5. The shadow on the wall makes them 6. My eyes keep moving around this small space and around this photograph.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    They live together and go to work together and prays together. Nigeria n workers. Nigeria 2017.

    #god #prayer #love #hope

    Editor's Note

    It's a gracefully photographed moment that allows us a brief, but intimate look into their live.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    Only relationship in the world where you give something without expecting anything. when i saw th...

    #beach #friend #chennai #steet

    Editor's Note

    I kept coming back to look at this photograph. The exact scene may be unique to this town in Tamil Nadu. But the daily life moment shared between these two boys, looking out across their neighborho... More

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    3 men horseback riding over the icelandic highlands

    #sky #clouds #nature #landscape #women #snow #iceland #men #horses #highlands

    Editor's Note

    Bold silhouettes that hold the center of the frame/ a huge, colorful landscape shrouded in the clouds.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    while walking upwards on Gopadri hills, the mountain is known for Shankracharya temple. Those wer...

    #clouds #mountain #landscape #lake #smoky #srinagar

    Editor's Note

    A breathtaking landscape and a well-earned photograph made on a steep walk.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    People love adventure, especially in the magical place, such as Lofoten islands which is one of ...

    #mountain #landscape #norway #winter #snow #travel #adventure #europe #surfing #lofoten

    Editor's Note

    Rich colors, quiet but full of anticipation and energy that about to happen for these surfers and for those of us looking at this scene/photograph.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    Like an acrobat, step by step, an extraordinary and surreal walk on the frozen web

    #landscape #lake #people #ice #winter #frozen #places

    Editor's Note

    Scaled, textured, colorful. The natural world cracks look like a busy commuter road system.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    When i took my mobile into swimming pool which was only allowed so i clicked this image. This was...

    #pool #swimming #jump #adventure #blackandwhite

    Editor's Note

    I like that you kept so much open space in the frame. It gives the photograph scale, a good contr... More

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    After so many snow experiences this winter, my dog Rasta was ready for some water games! He looks...

    #water #fun #switzerland #dog #animal #dogs #action

    I spotted these footprints on a new concrete sidewalk along the streets of Las Vegas. Tourists en...

    #abstract #sidewalk #footprints #concrete #urbantransit

    Kivalina, Alaska, USA Coastal arctic communities are at risk for becoming climate refugees, du...

    #landscape #island #arctic #polar #erosion #coastal_village #climate_refugees #climate_chage

    Editor's Note

    Subtle cold colors. A quiet scene. A mood and sense of place. A serious issue. An open-ended story. you say it was a short walk but so worth it.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    Whilst on my walk this morning, in the woods of Bushy Park near London, this fallow deer was runn...

    #nature #deer #mist

    Editor's Note

    It's the reason we wake early and walk quietly with our cameras. Sublime, sweetly photographed, and composed to give the deer space to run under the sunrise and branches and through the misty glow.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    Vratsa is a town in northwestern Bulgaria, located exactly in the Balkan itself, surrounded by ma...

    #sky #abstract #water #city #reflections #mountains #landscape #red #lights #colors #dramatic #epic

    Editor's Note

    "Celestial embers" ! A dramatic and beautiful scene from a place I personally have never had the chance to visit for myself. Masterfully photographed.

    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer

    About the Editor
    David Guttenfelder
    National Geographic Photographer
    David Guttenfelder is a National Geographic Photographer focusing on geopolitical conflict, conservation and culture.

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