Friday, July 27, 2007

Columbus' "[lights] like a small wax candle"

This night photograph is from National Geographic's Photo-of-the-Day. Along with all the great shapes of the dead trees in the foreground, I love the way the light sand is revealed under the moonlight.

(Bahama Islands, 1986, by James L. Stanfield for National Geographic)

From National Geographic's POD website:

"Crabbers hunt for their quarry by torchlight on the Bahamas' Samana Cay. Many historians think that the island's Lucayan Indians using the same hunting technique may have been the lights "like a small wax candle" that Christopher Columbus wrote about in his diary before his fleet found land here in October of 1492."


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