Photo of the Day

January 17, 2009

Fishermen at Night, Micronesia

Fiery torches of palm fronds light up the night near the Caroline Islands as men in outrigger canoes wait with long-handled nets to scoop flying fish in midair. The jumping fish are attracted by light.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Micronesia—The Americanization of Eden," May 1967, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by David Boyer

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