Separate Lives.


Merve Ates, National Geographic Your Shot
Traveling on a ferry between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, Your Shot contributor Merve Ates noticed this composed moment, inspiring her to draw her own connections.
“The boy on the right was sitting next to me. I was listening to the screaming of the seagulls and smelling the sea air and taking several shots but also waiting for a particularly interesting moment, and suddenly I noticed the window reflection.
It seemed like the man and the boy were sitting side by side. In reality, the old man was reading the Koran, while the young boy had a worried look on his face (maybe about his future—who knows?).
Two separate lives, together in the same frame.”
Alexa Keefe is the editor of Photo of the Day, a curated look at photography around National Geographic.
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An Odd-Eyed Turkish Van Cat.

A Van cat with two different eye colours is seen at Yüzüncü Yıl University in Van, Turkey.
The Van cat is a distinctive landrace of domestic cat, found in the Lake Van region of eastern Turkey.
It is relatively large, has a chalky white coat, sometimes with ruddy coloration on the head and hindquarters, and has blue or amber eyes or is odd-eyed.
The variety has been referred to as “the swimming cat”, and observed to swim in Lake Van.
Photograph: Özkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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