Photo of the Day

November 29, 2016

Portrait of Calm

While this young girl submerged below the water looks peaceful and serene, it wasn’t the easiest image for Your Shot photographer Alexandra Bochkareva to capture. The model had to hold onto Bochkareva in order to stay still beneath the cold water of Suzdalskoe Lake in St. Petersburg, Russia, in order for the photographer to get the shot, but it paid off. “The idea to take this shot came into my mind when I saw the light play on the water table,” writes Bochkareva. 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 Alexandra Bochkareva, National Geographic Your Shot

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