December 27, 2012

Cane Field, Puerto Rico

Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

In a cane field in Puerto Rico, a mechanical loader is silhouetted against a blaze meant to burn away leaves and underbrush. The picture originally appeared in the December 1962 issue of National Geographic, one of dozens of color photos accompanying a feature story on Puerto Rico and its people.

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