Photo of the Day 5 October 2008

Lighthouse at Twilight, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, 2000
Photograph by Kenji Yamaguchi
A gentle twilight surrounds North Carolina's historic Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Since the Civil War, the lighthouse has guided ships through this treacherous stretch of ocean, dubbed the Graveyard of the Atlantic. In 2000, this iconic landmark was relocated a half mile (0.8 kilometers) inland due to a shifting shoreline.