Photo of the Day: Best of May

The northern lights, two playful lion cubs, and an adventurous slackliner—here are the highlights from Photo of the Day.

Published 15 Jun 2018, 16:29 BST, Updated 5 Nov 2020, 06:04 GMT

What lengths would you go to for the perfect shot? Would you brave the Arctic elements to document the northern lights? Dive deep underwater to capture a freediver coming up for air?

The top pictures from last month made me admire the effort that goes on behind the scenes to get a great photo: from researching the story behind your subject to waiting for that perfect moment before clicking the shutter.

Francis Rivera produces Photo of the Day, a curated look at photography from National Geographic’s photo community, Your Shot . Melody Rowell writes and researches the captions. Submit your photos and you could be published online or in our magazines.
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