Oak Alley Image

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JULY 14, 2018

OAK ALLEY

Twenty-eight live oak trees line the path to Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. Built as a sugarcane plantation in the early 19th century, Oak Alley is now open to the public as a National Historic Landmark.

PHOTOGRAPH BY LEE QUIMBY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT

Octopus Stretch Image

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JULY 10, 2018

IN THE STRETCH

“Photographing the octopus truly is an art and it is a skill that has taken me years to develop,” says Your Shot photographer Ian Nelson, who took this shot off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. “Their camouflage is so effective that they can blend the color and texture of their skin with their surroundings. Once you have found an octopus, the fun begins. With some patience and a bit of luck, hopefully, you can witness them hunting, traveling, mating, or simply hiding in a hole.”

PHOTOGRAPH BY IAN NELSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT

Portuguese Forest Image

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JULY 5, 2018

QUIET FOREST

A thick forest of cedar trees stands tall on Terceira Island, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. You wouldn’t know it by looking at this peaceful picture, but Terceira Island is home to the biggest city of the Azores, Angra do Heroísmo, which was founded in the 15th century.

PHOTOGRAPH BY DAN BEER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT

Tokyo Lights Image

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JULY 4, 2018

NIGHT LIGHTS

People enjoy a night out on the town in Tokyo. Taking this photo meant taking a risk, as Your Shot photographer Alan Wong had to set his camera on a tripod in the midst of late-night revelers. “There were quite a few people who were drunk and attempted to push my camera,” he recounts, “but it was definitely a shot to remember.”

PHOTOGRAPH BY ALAN WONG, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT