Photo of the Day 14 September 2007

Gulf of Finland, 1981
Photograph by Jodi Cobb
Probably formed on the side of the Finnish icebreaker Tarmo, a feather-edged loaf of ice floats in the Gulf of Finland.

Locked in deep ice from February to April, the Gulf of Finland is alternately daunting and delightful. Passing ships are frequently trapped in the waters' notorious ice, but outdoor-loving Finns fish and swim under the gulf's icy crust.