Photo of the day – View of Lagoon, Bora-Bora


National Geographic

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)

© National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.



~ by Stampfli & Turci on January 17, 2008.

2 Responses to “Photo of the day – View of Lagoon, Bora-Bora”

  1. Can you purchase a print of that photo of Bora Bora?

  2. Not as far as we know. The photo is not in the National Geographic Print Store. But you can find there many other wonderful photos that might interest you. Just have a look at :

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