BUTTER BELIEVE YOUR EYES

 BATU

(Photograph by Achintya Guchhait)

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May 17, 2016

Your Shot community member Achintya Guchhait captured this photo of brave “travelers and locals taking shelter under a huge rock [that’s been] stuck for ages in Mahabalipuram, India.” The rock, perched in a gravity-defying position on the edge of a hill, is nicknamed Krishna’s Butter Ball. Scientists believe it was likely placed by ancient glacial activity; however, legend has it that Lord Krishna, a fan of butter, dropped it where it sits.

Source : http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/mahabalipuram-rock/

 

AFGHANISTAN

 USA

(Photograph by David Goldman, USA)

June 24, 2011

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Canadian Forces soldier Corporal Ben Vandandaigue plays on a drum kit at Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar, overlooking the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Vandandaigue played the drums in a corner of the base when it wasn’t being used to repair armored vehicles, during his unit’s final week of patrols. Canadian combat operations came to an end in July, as troops withdrew from the southern region of Afghanistan. The base was handed over to American troops.

Source : http://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2012/arts-and-entertainment/david-goldman

 

 

DAKAR FASHION WEEK

 DAKAR

(Photograph by Vincent Boisot, France)

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July 9, 2011

A model poses in front of a tailor’s stall in the center of Dakar, Senegal, during the ninth edition of the Dakar Fashion Week. She is wearing a dress by US-based Senegalese designer Yolande Ngom Mancini.

The Fashion Week began in 2003, as a private venture without government support, at the initiative of former model turned designer Adama Paris and has become a leading showcase for design from across the continent.

Source :  http://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2012/arts-and-entertainment/vincent-boisot

LIGHT CONVERSATION

 LAMPION

(Photograph by Martin Bagg)

 

Two women in Hoi An, Vietnam, pass the time at a lantern shop. The old waterfront town was an active Southeast Asian trading port dating back to the 15th century and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. “The colored lanterns abound in the Old Quarter,” Your Shot member Martin Bagg writes. “At night they make it a visually stunning place [in which] to walk around.”

Source : http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/hoi-an-lanterns/

 

IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT

 BINTANG

(Photograph by Michael Kovler)

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The skies are in constant movement over the stillness of Dead Vlei in Namibia. Dead Vlei, meaning “dead marsh,” is a clay pan studded with the remnants of trees that died hundreds of years ago. The star trails are a fitting backdrop to a landscape that looks otherworldly even in the light of day.

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Source : http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/deadvlei-star-trails/

A COLORFUL PAST

 CAT DINDING

(Photograph by Aashit Desai)

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Built in the early 20th century by affluent members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Muslim traders, these houses add color and resplendence to a neighborhood in Sidhpur, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Known as havelis, the homes’ architecture reveals baroque, Gothic, British colonial, and art deco influences. Despite the age and condition of many of the buildings, they are treasured for their historical and architectural significance.

 

Souce : http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/dawoodi-bohra-street/

DREAM HOUSE

PULAU

(Photograph by Tobias Hägg)

During the last ice age, Sweden was covered by a blanket of ice. When the land thawed, myriad streams, rivers, and lakes were left behind. In this image submitted by Your Shot member Tobias Hägg, a tiny island, seen from above, sits in one of Sweden’s nearly 100,000 lakes. “This little island connected to a small boathouse makes me dream about my own home in the future,” Hägg writes.

Source : http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/sweden-island-aerial/