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Beauty and Wonder of Love: National Geographic ‘Love Snap’ Photos

The National Geographic Your Shot “Love Snap” photos capture the beauty and wonder of Love. Last month, National Geographic asked its readers to submit photos of the people and things they love expressed with light, movement and color, images that inspire the ideas of love. After sorting through hundreds of images, National Geographic whittled their list down to 27, twelve of which you’ll see right here.

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Aerial Love
Photograph and caption by Ankit Narang, I composed and shot this during early morning hours , few days prior to this couples wedding .

Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic Magazine wrote, “A scene right out of a Bollywood musical number, from the camera angle of a blessing angel. The lovers’ bodies at a diagonal against the backdrop of blossoms, their bare feet, the flare of the woman’s skirt in the shape of a flower—all bathed in morning light—give the scene its idyllic feel.”

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Painting
Love comes in many forms and a peaceful morning can be full of it!
Photograph and caption by Anca Bilt, National Geographic Your Shot

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Those Two
Daughter looking at her Mom under the bus stop light.
Photograph and caption by Cal Mukumoto, National Geographic Your Shot

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Love Train
2 lovers at the train station.
Photograph and caption by Andrea Jako Giacomini, National Geographic Your Shot

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First Kiss
Photograph and caption by Peter Frank, National Geographic Your Shot

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Dots
Maja & Grandma
Photograph and caption by Joanna Szymaska, National Geographic Your Shot

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In the NICU
When Cecilia was born, we spent 6 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She was barely 2 lbs, and we had never seen a human so small. I was very sick, and could not be with her the first few days after she was born. Her father was a loving bridge connecting our new family – he was by her side until I could be <3.
Photograph and caption by Amanda Linden, National Geographic Your Shot

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Cabin Life
A father and daughter enjoying the cabin life.
Photograph and caption by Jacob Pitzenberger, National Geographic Your Shot

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Lindsay
Unstaged photograph on a ferry of my friend looking out the window.
Photograph and caption by Mey Bulucek, National Geographic Your Shot

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Loving Life
A beautiful double rainbow in the Arizona desert! Out jumping in puddles after a downpour and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hold this rainbow.
Photograph and caption by Alissa Jade, National Geographic Your Shot

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Two Wedding Rings
My Grandmothers hand wearing the two rings. One belongs to her and second to someone who is gone.
Photograph and caption by Konstadinos Xenos, National Geographic Your Shot

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Untitled
Giacomo e Maria
Photograph and caption by Margherita Vitagliano, National Geographic Your Shot

National Geographic’s Your Shot website