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.

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.
Photograph by Matías González, National Geographic Your Shot

The Best Photos From October

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands submitted to our photo community, Your Shot. Here are some of the month's highlights.

The world we live in can be a busy place, from the excitement of Coney Island's Mermaid Parade to the chaos of a wildebeest migration.

One of my favorite things about photography is that it allows us to linger on the moments that disappear before we have time to fully appreciate them. This month's top submissions to Your Shot brought focus to a variety of fast-moving environments.

Francis Rivera produces 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. See the highlights from previous months here.

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