National Geographic : 2012 Oct
• VISIONS | YOUR SHOT This page features two photographs: one chosen by our editors and one chosen by our readers via online voting. For more information, go to ngm.com/yourshot. EDITORS' CHOICE Zhang Xuan Toronto, Canada On the shore of Canada's Lake Ontario, Zhang enjoyed watching the elegant feathers of mute swans. While feeding, this one opened its wings and gave the photographer the shot he'd hoped for. "My original aim was to capture the swan facing me," he says, "but this angle was good." READERS' CHOICE Ko Cheng Taichung, Taiwan As a medical student in Taichung, Cheng visited Gaomei wetland, a pro- tected habitat where water sculpts the mud. The 27-year-old reflects, "Taking off one's shoes and walking on the tidal flat is the most direct way for people who live in the concrete jungle to contact nature."