Photo of the Day

July 24, 2017

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Your Shot photographer Cynthia H. had perfect timing while observing the mating ritual of black skimmers in the Gulf of Mexico. She remembers, "I watched as this female accepted her suitor's trophy, ensuring his bloodline will continue to be passed on. This poor minnow is only thinking he might still have a chance to get away." 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 Cynthia Herrick, National Geographic Your Shot

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