A crocodile cruises by Your Shot photographer Fabrice Dudenhofer in Cuba's Jardines de la Reina, or "Gardens of the Queen." Named by Christopher Columbus, the group of islands is one of Cuba's largest protected areas.

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A crocodile cruises by Your Shot photographer Fabrice Dudenhofer in Cuba's Jardines de la Reina, or "Gardens of the Queen." Named by Christopher Columbus, the group of islands is one of Cuba's largest protected areas.
Photograph by Fabrice Dudenhofer, National Geographic Your Shot

Photo of the Day: Best of May

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands submitted to our photo community, Your Shot. Here are some highlights from May.

Your Shot is truly a global community, with photographers and explorers participating from every corner of the earth. With this year's Travel Photographer of the Year contest in full swing, editing through each day's submissions was an immersive experience that transported me from the northern reaches of Norway, to the streets of Havana, and high above Ho Chi Minh City.

My favorite images from this month left me inspired by the stunning beauty of our world and the remarkable diversity of those who inhabit it.

Francis Rivera is the producer of Photo of the Day , a curated look at photography from National Geographic’s photo community, Your Shot . Melody Rowell writes and researches the captions. Submit your photos and you could be published online or in our magazines.

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