Photo of the Day

May 15, 2017

Red Earth

A miner pauses in the ocher mines on the Iranian island of Hormuz. Ocher, which is naturally reddish brown, is used in products like paint, cosmetics, and ceramics. 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 Mehdi Nazeri, National Geographic Your Shot

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