Photo of the Day

October 23, 2017

Mermaid Parade

Since 1983, Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, has thrown a Mermaid Parade as a celebration of the start of summer. More than 1,500 people dress in elaborate, artistic costumes, traveling through the neighborhood and along the boardwalk. In this photograph, a participant poses for a portrait. 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 Matías G., National Geographic Your Shot
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