Photo of the Day 16 March 2008

Food Market, Papeete, Tahiti, 1997
Photograph by Jodi Cobb
A shopper seeks relief from the heat in the cool recesses of an indoor fish stall at a food market in Papeete, Tahiti. On the northwest coast of Tahiti, Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia and one of the largest urban areas in the South Pacific. The city gained prominence as a whaling and trading center due to its accessible harbor, and it continues to attract transpacific tourist ships today.