Photo of the Day 11 April 2008

Port Royal Golf Course, Southampton, Bermuda, 1971
Photograph by Emory Kristof
With the sea itself for a water hazard, the 8th hole—a challenging par three—tests vacationing golf buffs and visiting pros. Beyond the green, the two tones of ocean water mark shoals near shore and greater depths to seaward.

Northernmost coral isles in the world, the Bermudas sprawl atop a seamount that climbs from the ocean floor 16,000 feet [4,877 meters] below. Barely breaking the surface in many places, the low-profiled islands nowhere rise more than 260 feet [80 meters] above sea level.