One-Year Ago (15-April-2016) — Atlantic Ocean

The Semester at Sea, Spring 2016 voyage was almost over. Some of the students had their faces painted with flags from the countries we visited. Can anyone identify this flag? Then one final sunset image (and yes, that is a sunspot).

Face painting on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 173 mm, f/5.3, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Face painting on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 173 mm, f/5.3, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Final sunset aboard the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/16, 1/4000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Final sunset aboard the MV World Odyssey. Day 101 of 102 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Morocco and England. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and a 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/16, 1/4000 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (10-March-2016) — At Sea

We left Mauritius and are at sea on the way to South Africa. Yet another amazing dawn and sunrise. What else can I say?

Sunrise panorama on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Composite of 18 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunrise panorama on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Composite of 18 images taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 100 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Maria at dawn, only a few days since the hair was cut on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Maria at dawn, only a few days since the hair was cut on board the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Maria and Charlette at dawn. The sky was really that color. From the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Maria and Charlette at dawn. The sky was really that color. From the aft deck of the MV World Odyssey. Day 65 of 103 of the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage at sea between Mauritius and South Africa. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 23 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 23 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)