National Geographic : 2011 Apr
YOUR SHOT|ngm.com/yourshot • EDITORS' CHOICE Ouseph Paul Chalakal Dubai, United Arab Emirates "This happened on my office desk without me knowing it," says Chalakal, 57. When a thirsty root from his potted plant found an obstacle in its path, he says, it passed right through the plastic straw. READERS' CHOICE Tania Lee Crow Cornwall, England Three months after a cyclone tore through the South Pacific's Cook Islands, Crow visited the atoll of Aitutaki. From the backseat of a moving car she saw this chicken perched on a palm tree's sagging frond. "It was such an unusual, comic sight," she says. "I asked the driver to slow down and took the shot out the window as we drove by." This page features two photographs: one chosen by our editors and one chosen by our readers by online voting. For more information, go to ngm.com/yourshot.