Photo of the Day

The editors pick their favorite photos each day.

Photo of the Day: Iceland Time-lapse

July 24, 2012

A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day. This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011.Scientifantastic
Best Islands to Live On: Roatan

July 12th, 2012

A reef swim is Roatan's equivalent of going for a walk through the neighborhood. It's why people keep their damp swimsuits on all day. But just as I began to think that lazing over the reef and drying off on a hammock was the dream that's turned so many travelers into retired expats, one such person challenged my thinking._ "Yeah, we can do that here,"_ he said, showing me miles of empty beach. "But we don't retire to veg out and do nothing. Boredom is the enemy. You'll see what I mean." Wish List: Retire on Roatan>>>Jon Whittle
Windsurfing in Bonaire

July 11th, 2012

Over 40 countries compete in professional freestyle windsurfing, yet one tiny Caribbean island dominates -- Bonaire. How could an island of 13,000 people with almost no tax base and no formal training facilities produce world class athletes? Set against the backdrop of the 2011 professional competition on Bonaire, Children of the Wind uncovers this question, depicting the fifteen year struggle of brothers Taty and Tonky and their cousin Kiri, who journey from poor fishing families to the cover of windsurfing magazines. See the Trailer>>>John Carter
Bikini Atoll

July 5th, 2012

Today marks the 66th anniversary of the bikini. On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveiled a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor in Paris. The garmet was named after Bikini Atoll where the US had tested a nuclear bomb just 5 days earlier. Réard hoped the burst of excitement it caused would be as explosive as an atomic bomb. See every ISLANDS cover featuring a bikini>>>
Sun Lounges at Soneva Gili Six Senses, Maldives

June 27, 2012:

Lounge on one of the many jetties at Soneva Gili Resort by Six Senses in the Maldives.Jorg Sundermann