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."
Photograph by Mike Quinn, National Geographic Your Shot
Up at Bat
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.