Photo of the Day 6 May 2008

Boatyard at Sunset, Yscloskey, Louisiana, 2001
Photograph by Medford Taylor

A mauve sunset blankets a boatyard in Yscloskey, Louisiana, in 2001. This and nearly all the other fishing hamlets in the marshlands of St. Bernard Parish southeast of New Orleans were flattened in the summer of 2005 by Hurricane Katrina's 20-foot (6-meter) storm surge. Years later, the region's fisheries and oil and gas industries are still rebuilding.