National Geographic : 2009 May
• YOUR SHOT | ngm.com/yourshot Park It Yellowstone, Yosemite, Shenandoah---we know you love the big National Parks. But do you know the smaller ones? The U.S. National Park Service manages parkland in and around urban areas all across the country. Find your own nearby park here: nps.gov/findapark. Grab your camera and visit. Then send us what you shoot. For guidelines, a submission form, and more information go to ngm.com/yourshot. Gretchen Gann Austin, Texas Kids on the Nicaraguan island of Ometepe set up chairs to watch the show as the Concepción volcano blows off some steam. The image by 29-year-old Gretchen Gann was voted an ngm.com audience favorite. Hideta Nagai Columbus, Ohio "I shot these birds just outside my building at work," says Hideta Nagai, 41. One landed badly and hung only briefly upside down---but it was long enough for Nagai to get his picture.