Photo of the Day: Best of April

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

A powerful photo has the ability to tell a story through a single frame. The images that stood out this month conveyed a unique perspective that gave an added energy or intimacy to the picture—and compelled me to want to know more. What happened in the moments before that fox approached the lens? Was that highliner unnerved by the dizzying heights below him? How did the photographer end up inside an operating room during the birth of a newborn?

April's top pictures kept me curious long after I had moved on from the image.

Francis Rivera and Jeanne M. Modderman are the producers of Photo of the Day , a curated look at photography from National Geographic’s photo community, Your Shot . Submit your photos and you could be published online or in our magazines.