Cape Cod flexes its arm defiantly at a large cloud system threatening to invade from the east. And who could blame it - when this image was taken on August 10, 2017 its white sandy beaches were crowded with vitamin D-deprived vacationers in desperate need of a little undisturbed insolation.
Tucked into a lagoon on the northwestern edge of the Adriatic Sea is a city with no roads. Instead, 177 canals and 409 pedestrian bridges interconnect the 118 small islands that make up the City of Venice, Italy. Everyone and everything moves around the city by waterway, including municipal transportation, garbage collection, the police, ambulance service, even the fire brigade.
Just a few miles from Bora Bora among the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia lie Taha’a and Ra'iātea. The lush, inhabited tropical islands in the middle are remnants of eroded volcanos, while the keyhole-shaped network of turquois fringe encircling them are separate kingdoms altogether –living, evolving coral reef.