The 'Golden Hour' Around The World, Thanks To National Geographic

National Geographic Travel has once again blown our minds.

One of their Your Shot communities--this one entitled "Golden Hour"--highlights some of the prettiest photos of that magical time between the first and last hour of sunlight.

Want to join the fun? Head on over to National Geographic Travel's Your Shot page.

golden gate
"The Golden Gate Bridge, just before sunrise."

mount baker
"After three days of snowstorms on Mount Baker in Washington State, I snowshoed through thigh-deep snow to get this pristine view of Mount Shuksan at sunrise."

masai mara
"Acacia tree and gnus grazing in the sunrise at Masai Mara reserve in Kenya."

"Magic hour in the streets of Paris. Montparnasse, Ile-de-France, France."

"The picturesque Oia village is located on a sheer cliff on the northern tip of the volcanic Santorini island in Greece. It is famous for its architecture and sunset views."

"Frosty morning in Prague. Silhouette of swans on Vltava River in mystery fog."

"Klyuchevskoy volcano eruption as seen in the morning, when first sunlight touches smoke from the crater. Kamchatka, Russia, September 2013."

"This is any photographer's regular spot for sunrise but I took a bet with sunset and it worked out pretty well. The timing had to be just right. I waited for the sun to disappear behind the peak of Matterhorn, and the colors started to become warm and just about enough for me to capture this shot of the Riffelsee Lake with Matterhorn and the surroundings in the reflections of the lake."

monument valley
"Sunset provides magical light for less than five minutes on the Diné deities."

"Rodna, Bistrița-Năsăud, Romania"