Photo of the Day 20 April 2008

Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, 1997
Photograph by David Doubilet
A school of fish swims over a coral formation in the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. Like a few grains of rice sprinkled on a sea of blue, the French territory in the South Pacific is a paltry 1,359 square miles (3,520 square kilometers) of land scattered over one million square miles (2.6 million square kilometers) of ocean, an area as large as Western Europe.