Photo of the Day: 12 March 2010

Photo: Travis Dove/National Geographic PHOTO OF THE DAY 12 MARCH 2010 Monastery Window, Greece A trinity of sun, sky, and sea paints an...


PHOTO OF THE DAY
12 MARCH 2010


Monastery Window, Greece

A trinity of sun, sky, and sea paints an inspiring backdrop for the Xenofontos monastery on Mount Athos. According to Orthodox tradition, Noah summoned the animals to the ark by rapping a wooden mallet on a plank. In similar fashion, mallets (in foreground) are used today to call monks to prayer.

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