Lighthouse Reef, Belize
Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic
The most easterly of Belize’s three atolls, Lighthouse Reef lies 50 miles southeast of Belize City. The 30-mile-long, 8-mile-wide lagoon is the location of the Blue Hole, a dive spot that was made famous by Jacques Cousteau and is a favorite destination for dive boats from Belize City, Ambergris Caye, and Caye Caulker.
The above photo is being featured in this month’s edition of National Geographic Magazine.