natgeoyourshot: Your Shot Series: Breaking Ba…

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Your Shot Series: Breaking Barriers

March is Women’s History Month and to honor the women in our community and around the globe, Your Shot Associate Photo Editor, Kristen McNicholas, will be curating one image a day from the Your Shot community that celebrates women. Each day in March the photographs will be shared on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.

Your Shot Photographer Dalida Innes captured this quiet underwater image of a mother humpback whale and her calf. Dalida had been in the water everyday for three weeks waiting patiently for an ocean critter to swim through her frame. After two hours in the water her last day, her patience paid off when these gentle giants floated in front of her on their way to Antarctica. Often, the waiting game is common for a photographer and Dalida excellently displays how that patience can result in beautiful images.

The images I chose to feature this month celebrate female-identifying Your Shot photographers telling a visual story of empowerment, the freedom and flexibility of womanhood, photographers and their images #BreakingBarriers whether it’s identifying women’s issues in their images or a beautiful landscape or underwater image. — Your Shot Associate Photo Editor, Kristen McNicholas