The Best Photos From September

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

For more than a century, National Geographic has been synonymous with exploration. Our photographers have documented the depths of the ocean, traversed uncharted corners of the rain forest, reached the peaks of treacherous mountaintops, and told the stories of our planet's little-known communities.

Nat Geo's global photo community, Your Shot, continues this tradition of curiosity and adventure every day.

This month, Photo of the Day took us around the world: inside the cockpit of an airplane, outside with the window-washers of the world's tallest skyscraper, and up close to a fiery lava stream in Hawai'i.

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. See the highlights from previous months here.