Photo of the Day

November 9, 2018

Bear Hug

Your Shot photographer Patrick A. Martin captured two bears while they were wrestling during a rainy day. Your Shot producer David Y. Lee remarked, "I realize that these bears are wrestling, but I interpret this moment as a human one—that they are hugging. And that makes me smile." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Patrick A. Martin, National Geographic Your Shot

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history