Photo of the day – Lanai Island, Hawaii
March 04, 2008
Lanai Island, Hawaii, 1997
Photograph by Jim Richardson
Overcoming a swell of threatening clouds, the heavens part over Hawaii’s Lanai Island, bestowing a celestial glow on a patchwork of former pineapple fields. Lanai once produced almost 75 percent of the world’s pineapples; today, as production moves to cheaper markets overseas, Hawaiian farmers are converting their fields into solar energy farms.
(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Hiding Away in Lanai,” January/February 1997, National Geographic Traveler magazine)