A lone traveler walks among the shimmering blue walls of a a cave in Iceland. The sun rises over North Korea's mysterious capital. A climber reaches a jagged peak in the Swiss Alps. Commuters wait for their train during a misty morning in the Netherlands.
Some of the top shots in November brought quiet moments like these to life, in the form of vibrant, riveting pictures.
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.