The sun lights up the gold leaf that adorns Kinkaku-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. While the site dates back to the 14th century, the current pavilion was built in the 1950s after the original burned down.
Your Shot photographer Todd B. had a goal to see the Dolomites, a dramatic mountain range in Italy, at sunrise. But there was one problem–the gondola to the top didn’t open until well after the sun was up. Undeterred, he woke up at 4:00 am and hiked two hours to the top of Seceda. “Needless to say, it was worth it,” he says. “I couldn’t have asked for better!”
A parent and child share a moment with a sea lion at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Though they may be awkward on land, the animals can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour while swimming.
A Hudson Bay wolf howls inside its habitat at Wolfcenter, a wolf sanctuary in Bremen, Germany. The sanctuary cares for and rehabilitates wild wolves that have been injured, mistreated, or illegally owned.
Navagio Beach, on the Greek island of Zakynthos, hosts the remains of the MV Panagiotis. While the ship wrecked on the island in October of 1980, the scene now delights visitors and photographers alike.
On the beach of Binh Thuan, a coastal central province of Vietnam, fishermen push their boat, called a coracle, out to sea. Your Shot photographer Tran Tuan Viet explains, “Fishermen who navigate the coracle must have excellent health and special skills to keep the boat balanced by high waves and precise operation.”