Photo of the Day

February 14, 2018

Top of the World

Your Shot photographer Sonalini Khetrapal captured this photo of a polar bear crossing ice floes while sailing in a small boat near the Norwegian peninsula of Svalbard. "It's difficult to describe the Arctic in words," she says. "Harsh yet peaceful, barren yet alive, complex yet pure. This image was captured using a fish eye lens, hoping it helps depict the magnificence of this powerful animal as it sits atop the world." 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 Sonalini Khetrapal, National Geographic Your Shot
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