Photo of the Day

November 25, 2016

Milky Skies

The sky above Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park glitters with the full glory of the Milky Way. To create this image, Your Shot photographer Dana McMullen combined two different exposures with different focal points. However, it wasn’t just technical skill that made this image so stunning. “I was fortunate to have a crescent moon hanging low in the sky, which gave me the benefit of lighting the rock,” McMullen writes. 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 Dana McMullen, National Geographic Your Shot
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