See some of June's most popular photos

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

Your Shot photographer Cathy Pepin-Toussaint commented on a recent Photo of the Day "I've seen a lot of whale photos here on [Your Shot], but I can safely say this one is one of my favorites."

Here at Your Shot, we've receieved over 9 million images ever since our community was founded in 2013. Which also means our editors have seen their fair share of whale photos—as well as aerial pictures taken by drone, dramatic sunsets on the beach, bustling cityscapes, and so on.

One of the most exciting things about Your Shot is being a member of a community of photographers that is always striving to make new and exciting pictures of scenes and subjects that otherwise might have been viewed before. Each person sees the world in a different way—and it comes through in their photos.

Last month's highlights from Photo of the Day impressed me with their skill and fresh perspective.

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.