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Magnetic Island

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 28 September 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

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this is the beautiful Magnetic Island situated about 8km offshore from Townsville and it really is a tiny bit of paradise that is very popular with many visitors...

from Wikipedia:

The name of the island came about because of the apparent "magnetic" effect it had on the ship's compass of Captain Cook as he passed the island when sailing up the east coast of Australia in 1770. People have since explored the general area of Magnetic Island with various instruments to discover what might have caused the effect that Cook reported, but nothing has been discovered. The local name for the island is "Maggie Isle".

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/40 second F/11.0 ISO 100 32 mm

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