See some of October'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.

You never know where Photo of the Day will take us next! One day we're high above Hawaii's Kiluea as it spews lava into the ocean. The next day we're in Jersey City, New Jersey, dancing with marchers in its Caribbean Carnival Parade. Where will we visit next? Check back daily to find out.

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.