Mark A. Johnson  /  Corbis

Photo of the week, Oct. 12, 2006

Lorde Howe Island, Australia, also called ‘The Last Paradise, was born from a volcanic eruption seven million years ago and has the southern-most coral reef in the world. The island is a World Heritage site and boasts a rare collection of plants, birds, marine life and exceptional natural beauty - all surrounded by the South Pacific ocean. (Image by Mark A. Johnson/Corbis)

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