Your Shot photographer F. Dilek Uyar captured this moment in Kayseri, Turkey. “This place lays down in the piedmont of the imposing Mount Erciyes and actually called as a heaven for birds,” she writes. “It ıs not only heaven for birds but also for one who wants to have a break from stressful daily life. You can find peace in the twitter of the birds and even feel the freedom of the wind by riding horse.” Photograph by F. Dilek Uyar
While visiting family in Victoria, Australia, Your Shot photographer Garry Everett went on an early morning photography excursion, only to find Lake Mulwala covered in fog. Then: “The conditions changed dramatically as the sun broke through and interacted with the fog and clouds to create this wonderful soft light effect,” he remembers. “If you look hard you will also notice a few black swans in the image.”
Early morning fog sweeps over northwestern New Mexico, where Shiprock stands 1,583 feet tall. The formation holds special significance to the Navajo people, who govern the land surrounding it. Reblogged from National Geographic
As the sun rises, the wind blows sand across one of the enormous sand dunes in the Namib desert. The desert is home to some of the tallest dunes on earth, with some soaring over 1,000 feet. Reblogged from National Geographic
Abu Dhabi’s skyline soars through the fog above the mangroves below. Your Shot photographer Khalid Al Hammadi says that he took this picture while in college, and that the peaceful view was “a silent haven to me from the pressure of tests and daily life routine.” Reblogged from National Geographic
Just as the sun rises over Lake Hintersee in Germany’s Berchtesgaden National Park, an eerie stillness hangs in the air. The “dead calm” of this winter sunrise gives “a mystic view of the mountains greeting the morning sun,” writes Your Shot photographer Gregor Thelen. “The quietness and peace is tangible in the delicate shades … rising from the night.” The park, in Germany’s southeastern corner near the Austrian border, has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1990 and is the oldest conservation area in the Berchtesgaden Alps. Reblogged from National Geographic
A beautiful hike into Chimney Rock reveals stunning views. At the bottom of the sea cliff are hundreds of sea lions undisturbed by human activity. “I often come to this place for two reasons: mediation and to let the world go by,” photographer Bachir Badaoui says.
Reblogged from National Geographic