"This spot-billed pelican that lives along the the Kaveri river, at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary demonstrates a very interesting way of getting a drink," writes Your Shot photographer Zhayynn James. "It flew low with its bill open and skimmed the surface with the lower bill. The rush of water into its bill pouch, then it snaps its head and neck back and then it straightens up and flies off."
- Your Shot Photos of the Week
Your best photos of the week, May 24, 2019
Each week, our editors choose stunning photos submitted by members of Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community.
I love the idea of waiting to feel something from the images you are looking at. Yes, great composition and moments still go a long way, but nothing beats seeing an image that makes you just feel some sort of emotion. When curating the images in this gallery, the photo of a hermit crab with a soup can shell, documented by Shane Keena, made me think about the impact we as humans have on the Earth. I stared at that photo and felt a sense of loss for our planet. Then came the image made by Carole Mills Noronha. Who hasn’t felt discomfort at the dentist? And the image of a young bison snuggling against its mother, made