Photo of the day – View of Lagoon, Bora-Bora
January 17, 2008
View of Lagoon, Bora-Bora, French Polynesia, 1996
Photograph by Jodi Cobb
This blue-on-blue scene in a Bora-Bora lagoon is interrupted only by a pair of boats, a lone white seabird, and a line of frothy breakers in the distance. Found in French Polynesia 165 miles (265 kilometers) west of Tahiti, the island of Bora-Bora is what remains of an ancient sunken volcano.
(Text adapted from and photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “French Polynesia: Charting a New Course,” June 1997, National Geographic magazine)
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