Our favourite photos of the week—taken by you

Each week, our editors choose stunning photos submitted by members of Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community.Sunday, 25 November 2018

Not many people get to say they love their jobs but I do! Bonus points that I get to look at thousands of incredible photographs every day, build relationships and help photographers tap into their creativity and make their best images. I’m grateful every day for the Your Shot community welcoming me into their lives. It’s an honour.

While this festive period might be a time we all love to tune out from social media and the internet (something that I definitely support we all do from time to time), I encourage you to keep your cameras with you to document these times with your family and friends, or just the quiet evenings in your apartment.

There is a misconception that one has to travel to the opposite corners of the Earth to make interesting pictures but the simple reality is that the best pictures can be found right in your proverbial backyard. Remember, just follow the light and the photograph will follow. No matter what holiday from which corner of the world, I always look forward to seeing the intimate celebrations from within your home.

Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas looks at daily uploads from Your Shot, starting each day by sifting through thousands of photographs. This series is a selection of her favourites from the past week.
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