Photo of the Day

August 31, 2016

A Free Meal

A hungry koi devours fish food pellets at the surface of a pond. “‘I’ll start my diet tomorrow,’” jokes Your Shot photographer Nicholas Paoni, who is based in California. Koi, which are domesticated common carp, have been bred in China for thousands of years. 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 Nicholas Paoni, National Geographic Your Shot

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