Photo of the Day

The village of Gásadalur in the Faroe Islands
June 26, 2012

Village, Faroe Islands

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images The village of Gásadalur with the island of Mykines in the background. Until a tunnel was built in 2004, the 16 residents living in Gásadalur had to take a strenuous hike or horseback ride over the steep 1,300-foot (400-meter) mountain in order to make it to the other villages. It was a rare sunny day in the Faroe Islands and I had to wait until the clouds rolled in to provide some softer light. I decided to go with a long exposure (1 minute and 10 seconds) to illustrate the force of the wind and a serene sea among the isolated islands. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.) Have photos of your own travels you would like to submit? Enter today! See our editors' picks » Vote for your favorites » Browse all entries » Submit your photos »
Photograph by Ken Bower

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