Photo of the Day

August 29, 2016

'Whispers of Prayer'

A priest in Ethiopia reads a pre-King James Bible by candlelight during an all-night prayer vigil. “His head would bob up and down as he went in and out of sleep,” writes photographer Neil Thomas, a Your Shot member. “Occasionally, in the silence of the 11th-century rock-hewn church, I would hear his whispers of prayer.” 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 Neil Thomas, National Geographic Your Shot
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