National Geographic : 2010 Feb
• YOUR SHOT | ngm.com/yourshot READERS' CHOICE EDITORS' CHOICE William Lascelles Redding, California As the Blue Angels streaked over his parents' house before an air show, Lascelles, 24, and Dubbo, the family's quirky pet, teamed up for this "once in a lifetime" shot. Adds Lascelles: "And it couldn't have been any other dog!" Colin Manuel Austin, Texas At Nam Lake in Tibet, 27-year-old Manuel captured a "serene and tranquil" scene. "My timing coincided perfectly with the yak's thirst, " he explains. "Time froze as I knelt down to capture the big picture." Instant Composition Question: How do you make a candid animal even more photogenic? Answer: Find one backgrounded by something dramatic or majestic, like soaring jets or clouds and mountains. Whatever you shoot, send it to us; we want to see what you saw. Every month this page features two photographs: one chosen by our editors, one chosen by our readers via online voting. For more information, go to ngm.com/yourshot.