Photo of the Day

Aerial view of oil on a beach
October 12, 2010

Orange Beach, Alabama

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features "Mix two parts sugar white sand with one part crystal blue water," reads a tourism slogan for Orange Beach, Ala. In early June Deepwater Horizon oil was added to the recipe. See photos from the October 2010 story "Forlorn in the Bayou." Take the beach quiz »
Photograph by Tyrone Turner, National Geographic

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