The Fijian Archipelago lies about 1700 miles (2700 km) northwest of Australia, straddling the International Date Line. The independent nation was struck by a very intense cyclone last week, and the island of Taveuni, which I was fortunate to visit with my family last year, was particularly hard hit. During our week-long stay we met many warm and friendly people, and for those who call Taveuni home, I can only hope all are safe. We’ve contacted the resort at which we stayed, but have yet to receive any response, but as electricity was knocked out in the island, that is not entirely unexpected.
Today’s photo was taken during our stay. The fiery sky lit up the calm waters of the Somosomo Strait as the sun set. My hope is that the water and sky in Fijian are again as calm as in this photograph, and that damage, injuries, and broken hearts can be repaired as quickly as possible.
This photo was taken with a Canon EF17-40 mm f/4L lens zoomed to 32 mm on a Canon EOS 5D Mk. III. The exposure was set to 1/90 sec at f/11 and ISO 1600.