Islanders Crabbing at Night, Samana Cay, Bahamas

Photograph by James L. Stanfield

Islanders, on a seasonal visit to uninhabited Samana Cay in the eastern Bahamas, crab by torchwood light at a point probably seen by Christopher Columbus's fleet on October 12, 1492. Columbus visited five islands in the Bahamas before reaching Cuba.

(Photo shot on assignment for "Where Columbus Found the New World," November 1986, National Geographic magazine)