OCTOBER As Old as Ice By Philipp Kommenda. Seen from above, striped and grooved chunks of ice in Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon in Iceland, reveal ages of wear and tear. The ice comes from the nearby Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier.
Fun Takes Shape A humble paper boat is set adrift in this image submitted by Your Shot community member Tania Ruda. “I took this photo on a small lake close to our house in Kiev, [Ukraine],” she writes. “My husband [and I] were teaching our kids how to make paper sailboats the way we [made] them in our childhood … The kids were so happy!”PHOTOGRAPH BY TANIA RUDA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT