October 18, 2010
Photograph by Peter Essick, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
One of dozens of lakes on the island, Lake McKenzie shimmers in the starlight. During the day the lake's sugar white beach and windowpane water attract hundreds of visitors. Like the painters and poets who celebrated Fraser's otherworldly allure, they return home with stories and images of soul-stirring beauty.
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