Photo of the Day 22 February 2008

Pearl Station and Reef, French Polynesia, 1996
Photograph by David Doubilet
A split shot shows a coral reef beneath a pearl workstation in French Polynesia's Tuamotu Archipelago. The region, a 900-mile (1,450-kilometer) arc of 76 sparsely populated atolls and two islands, is one of the world's primary producers of cultured black pearls.