Photo of the Day 15 September 2007

Falkland Islands, 1988
Photograph by Steve Raymer
A relic from the 19th century, a beached ship anchor lies near the ruins of a whaling station on New Island in the Falkland Islands. Savage seas and harsh weather often thwarted sailing ships attempting to round the tip of Chile at Cape Horn. Shoved by 20-foot (6-meter) breakers and 50-knot winds, battered ships sometimes drifted to rest on the rocky shores of the Falkland Islands.