The Republic Of The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. Renowned for its beauty above and below the surface of the ocean, the Maldives is also one of the most endangered places in the world. With an average ground level that's less than 5 feet above sea level, global rising ocean levels are a particular concern to the people of this small and fragile nation. In today's Photo Of The Day, Hamid Rad also demonstrates why the Maldives is considered to be one of the world's greatest diving destinations. Rad sent the photo to the Blue Assignment which is open for submissions until tonight at midnight.
Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage and several images from the Assignment Gallery are picked to be featured in The Best Of Assignments section in the print magazine. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.