Photo of the Day 9 July 2008

Sunken Treasure Hunters, Atlantic Ocean, 1999
Photograph by Priit Vesilind
A small boat tows a Russian submersible during a 1995 expedition to find sunken gold. The mission sought to raise more than 2 tons (1.8 metric tons) of bullion from a Japanese submarine torpedoed by American forces off Africa's Atlantic coast during World War II. Disappointed treasure hunters recovered only some tin, brass, and an old shoe.