Photo of the Day

A memorial in Dublin for the victims of the potato famine
August 6, 2011

Famine Memorial, Dublin

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features Relying on a small number of food crops is risky, as Irish farmers discovered when the Lumper potato succumbed to blight, resulting in the great Irish potato famine that began in 1845 (memorialized in Dublin above). See more pictures from the July 2011 feature story "Food Ark." See more pictures of Dublin »
Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history