Photo of the Day

December 12, 2017

Raw Fuel

Massive loaders feed raw coal into the Tomato-Atsuma Power Station of Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan. The loaders are approximately 300 feet long. "To convey a sense of scale, the yellow specks near the middle loader is about the size of a car," Your Shot photographer Chris McCann explains. To put it into perspective, he says, "This power plant produces enough energy a year to power 800,000 average sized American homes per year, and also produces 10,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year." 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 Chris McCann, National Geographic Your Shot

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