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.
Every year, millions of tiny, baby olive ridley sea turtles hatch on Rushikulya Beach in India. It’s a treacherous journey—experts estimate that only 1 in every 1,000 baby sea turtles will make it to the water before being killed by a predator.
“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.”
“The sea was very rough and the undertow was very strong,” says Your Shot photographer Sandra Cattaneo Adorno of this day on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “The bathers were hesitating to get into the sea. A thick mist hung over the beach and was colored by the light of the sunset.”
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.
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.”