The OP Your Favorite Places galleries get photos from all over the world and today's Photo Of The Day comes from the remote Cook Islands in the South Pacific. Michael Anderson took the photo in the lagoon on the island of Aitutaki. He calls the photo Etu Moana, meaning blue starfish in maori. Anderson used a tripod that allowed him to position the camera just above the surface of the water.
I select a Photo Of The Day every day. I choose the images from the various OP galleries including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and all of the OP Contests. Also, for each issue of the magazine I go through the Assignments galleries and choose a few to be featured in The Best Of Assignments in print and I select a weekly winner to be featured on the OP home page. To get your photos into the running all you have to do is submit them