Photo of the Day 19 September 2008

Aerial View of Islands, New Caledonia, France, 2000
Photograph by Peter Essick
This aerial view captures the aquamarine waves gently crashing onto an idyllic tropical island and islet in France's New Caledonia. This archipelago’s main island, Grande Terre, began to break away from Australia (formerly part of the supercontinent Gondwana) approximately 80 million years ago.