National Geographic : 2012 Jan
VISIONS | YOUR SHOT This page features photographs chosen by our editors and one chosen by our readers via online voting. For more information, go to ngm.com/yourshot. • READERS' CHOICE Piper Mackay Long Beach, California Mackay took this shot of a mother cheetah and her last cub---two others had just been lost to predators---in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. "It shows the commonality of what all mothers feel toward caring for and protecting their children," she says. EDITORS' CHOICE Nikzad Shahidian Karaj, Iran On his way home from the gym one day, the 29-year-old Shahidian saw a man colorfully painting, and carefully straddling, Azadegan Bridge. "He was a wonderful guy," reports Shahidian. "It's unfortunate that most Iranian workers don't have any safety equipment." EDITORS' CHOICE David Lynch Dublin, Ireland "I went to Madrid for an Easter break," says Lynch, 41, "to get photos of Spain's famously stunning holiday parades." Rain canceled the parades and doused those plans. "But when I happened upon a girl in a newspaper dress," he adds, "it made the whole trip worthwhile."