As a monsoon hits Mumbai, a man watches the water fall from heavy skies in this photograph by Your Shot member Anil K. Mohanty.
Mohanty submitted the picture to "After Midnight," a Your Shot assignment that is accepting submissions until June 30, 2014. Two National Geographic photographers, Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, will select the strongest submissions for an upcoming Your Shot story.
Your Shot is National Geographic's photo community, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.
Shown here is a selection of the 4,500 pictures submitted to date. Cook and Jenshel's final selections will be posted in a story on Your Shot shortly after the assignment ends on June 30.
"On Midsummer Night, I saw an old boat that looked as if it was racing through waves, only the waves were made of nettles and yarrow," wrote photographer Triin Leetmaa of Estonia in her caption for this photograph.
"We love the mood of this picture, and the good use of motion in the long exposure," said editing photographers Cook and Jenshel.
Shooting on the Day of the Dead, Your Shot member Daniel Kudish captured this street scene in Oaxaca, Mexico.
"The night is such an amazing time to photograph," wrote editing photographers Cook and Jenshel in their introduction to the After Midnight assignment. "It's magical, mysterious, and metaphorical, whether by moonlight, ambient city light, or any light you find yourself in after the clock strikes midnight."
Shooting inside a barn with a long shutter speed, Your Shot member Mike Quinn captured the red light of heat lamps passing through stall doors.
"Wherever you find yourself, you'll have lots of interesting nocturnal potential [for taking pictures]," editing photographers Cook and Jenshel wrote in an editors' update.
A bat flies overhead in this decisive moment captured by Your Shot member Giovanni Chaves Portilla in Colombia. "During a night amphibian sampling, when I crossed a site surrounded by palms, I felt the overflight of several bats," he wrote in the picture's caption. Taking this photo revealed what he identifies as a fishing bat.
"We crashed a wedding party earlier that night," wrote Your Shot member Tomaz Zajelsnik in his caption for this picture, "and were awestruck by this scene on our return home."
"We love the atmosphere of this picture," wrote editing photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel in a comment,
"Normally, we might be bothered by the lack of sharpness, but because of the mist and moonlight, the softness works just fine," they said.
Stars spin over Monument Valley in a long-exposure photograph captured by Your Shot member Tommaso Maiocchi. The Monument Valley region sits on the Colorado Plateau in Utah and Arizona.
Pilot Ander Aguirre submitted this photo of an Airbus A319 cockpit during a night landing. The picture was made with a remotely mounted camera that automatically took ten-second exposures.