Still water and the setting sun create a painterly backdrop for a stand of Scotch pines on the island of Sula—one of the many ice-scraped, sea-sculpted, barely peopled places that together create Norway’s sublime shore.
What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I love the slightly off-kilter composition here, with the cluster of birds near the bottom of the frame. This gives a sense of movement and allows the eye to take in the peripheral elements—the ripples of the water and the sprinkling of ducks. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor