Photo Of The Day: Sunset In Grenada

This Photo of the Day, titled “Sunset in Grenada,” comes from Gadling Flickr pool member Gus NYC who captured the image using an Olympus E-PL1.

Grenada, also known as the “Island of Spice” because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops, is an island country consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.

Grenada is 344 square kilometers (133 square miles) with an estimated population of 110,000 and is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

For more information on Grenada, one of our 10 budget-friendly Caribbean destinations see Elizabeth Seward’s “Exploring Grenada: Do As Locals Do” here on Gadling.

Upload your best shots to the Gadling Group Pool on Flickr. Several times a week we choose our favorite images from the pool as Photos of the Day.

Coast Guard wants your vote on extreme videos

The U.S. Coast Guard has released its Top Ten Rescue Videos and is counting down to 2012 asking fans to vote for a favorite.

The series of videos feature a variety of what the Coast Guard does every day including rescues of people at sea, capturing pirates, catching a cocaine-laden drug sub in the Caribbean Sea and more.

In one video, Coast Guard aircrews coach a pilot on how to ditch his Cessna 310 aircraft and then rescued him from the ocean northeast of Hawaii.

All 10 videos are on line now and Facebook fans have until January 13 to pick their favorite.

Vote for your favorite video by going to the Coast Guard’s Facebook Page or stop by the Coast Guard YouTube Channel.

Here’s a compilation of all ten top Coast Guard Videos of 2011.

Flickr photo by US Coast Guard