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January 30, 2019

Walking on Needles

An intrepid climber makes his way over the Grand Tsingy in Madagascar. "In Malagasy, 'tsingy' means 'where one cannot walk barefoot.' And that's no joke," explains Your Shot photographer Marsel van Oosten. "This is the world's largest forest of limestone needles. The incredibly sharp limestone formations can cut through equipment and flesh easily, which makes traversing them extremely difficult." 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 Marsel van Oosten, National Geographic Your Shot

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