Top Shot: Eye of the Dragon

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.

“Miracles are hidden on the coast of the Barents Sea, you just have to want to see them,” writes Your Shot photographer Sergey Korolev. “This eye I found wandering along the rocky coast of the Barents Sea in the vicinity of Teriberka. In fact, this is a puddle, that was a half a meter deep and a meter in diameter. Microorganisms living on its bottom, tried to make shapes similar to an eye.” Photograph by Sergey Korolev



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This is what a hero looks like. Having lost too many friends to AIDS, seeing them suffer with no help, Dr. Mathilde Krim was a hero and pioneer in slowing down those numbers when most other doctors were afraid to touch sick patients. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK, YOUR DEDICATION, YOUR DETERMINATION AND YOUR LOVE. #rip
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We often say at GMHC that we stand on the shoulders of giants, and there are few people who have been more influential in the fight to end HIV/AIDS than Dr. Mathilde Krim. Dr. Krim, the founding chairman of @amfar died yesterday at the age of 91. She was an early and crucial voice in the AIDS response as she advocated for medical research and increased government funding to identify, understand, and combat the virus, and she used her remarkable insight and influence to mobilize the entertainment community to fight against bigotry, stigma, and AIDS itself. She spoke out forcefully against intolerance and was just as comfortable testifying at a Senate hearing as she was addressing a rowdy LGBT crowd at a leather bar. We proudly carry on her legacy of fighting against injustice, using evidence-based approaches in our work, and treating each other with dignity.