Photo of the Day

May 5, 2018

Pure Joy

Your Shot photographer Anna deCarteret snapped this picture while spending a few months at an orphanage in Bukoyo, Uganda. "While collecting corn for dinner, this woman caught my eye as she watched 23 children pass, marching up the hill outside her home," she remembers. "My camera was hanging on my neck as I reached down and clicked the shutter, without looking or aiming. The moment she saw my camera she erupted in laughter, shocked and humbled that I would choose her as my subject." 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 Anna deCarteret, National Geographic Your Shot
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