Photo of the Day: Best of December

Every day we feature an image chosen from thousands submitted to our photo community, Your Shot. Here are eight favorites from December.

Poet Geoffrey Chaucer hadn’t seen these photos when he wrote the proverb “Time and tide waits for no man.” There’s a powerful stillness in my favorite images from December. The frozen moments in time beg the viewer to stop and contemplate the simply beautiful.

Jeanne M. Modderman is the editor of Photo of the Day , a curated look at photography from National Geographic’s photo community, Your Shot . Liane DiStefano and Brett Weisband write the captions and titles. Submit your photos and you could be published in our magazines and online.
See which pictures were featured in our last roundup, Photo of the Day: Best of November