Photo of the Day 23 June 2008

Mountain Village, Gomera, Canary Islands, 2006
Photograph by Justin Guariglia
Tucked in a valley in northeastern Gomera, part of Spain's Canary Islands, the village of Hermigua stairsteps down terraced hills dotted with palms and banana plants. Tiny Gomera is richly contoured with hills and valleys. Wrote one observer: "To make a 3-D map of La Gomera, first crumple a piece of paper into a ball. Next, tease the center into a high point. That's it."