Photo of the Day

April 2, 2019

Love Dance

A pair of red-crowned cranes participate in a courtship ritual in Hokkaido, Japan. It's said that the birds mate for life, and as such they serve as a symbol of luck and longevity in Japanese culture. 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 Shan W, National Geographic Your Shot

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