National Geographic : 2011 Sep
VISIONS | YOUR SHOT • EDITORS' CHOICE Regina Nicolardi White Haven, Pennsylvania Paddling on Florida's Crystal River, Nicolardi, 32, and a friend (above) found a temporary traveling companion at Three Sisters Springs, near a manatee sanctuary. "Before continuing on its way," says Nicolardi, "this one swam peacefully alongside our canoe, gently sharing the water." READERS' CHOICE Peter Stanley Dar es Salaam, Tanzania On a holiday trek in the highlands of Ethiopia, the 37-year-old Stanley and his wife met farmers harvesting, "separating the wheat grain from the chaff. Every so often the wind would shift, and I would get covered in straw, making the men smile and laugh." Your Shot features photographs chosen by our editors and one chosen by our readers via online voting. For more information, go to ngm.com/yourshot.