Pink lakes, aren't they beautiful? They can be found all over the world and are a favorite of landscape and nature photographers due to the truly vivid and unbelievable pink tones their waters can assume.
Although spread worldwide, some of the most beautiful pink lakes are concentrated in Western Australia. Among them is the Pink Lake, which is located in one of the most beautiful coastal landscapes of Australia, a short distance from the town of Esperance in an area of exceptional biological value. And located on the main island of the Recherche Archipelago is Lake Hillier, perhaps most famous of them all, thanks to the striking contrast between the hot pink of the water, the rich, dark green vegetation that surrounds it and the blue of the nearby ocean.
Lake Retba or Lac Rose, is separated only by some narrow dunes from the Atlantic Ocean and, as expected its salt content is very high. The Dunaliella salina bacteria which gives the lake its distinct color is completely harmless to humans and swimming in the lake is possible.The lake is only 3 square kilometers big (about 1,1 square miles) and there is no major town developed along its shores.
In south-eastern Spain, in the Alicante area, two salt seeps, the Salina de Torrevieja and La Mata de La Salina, are the largest salt lakes in Europe. Here the commercial exploitation of the lakes to extract salt has been replaced by tourism.
Lake Masazir (or Masazirgol), overlooking the Caspian Sea, is another pink lake located not far from the Qarada? district of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
The Dusty Rose Lake in British Columbia, Canada, is different - the pink color comes from the surrounding pink-purplish rocks which, during the warm season, are carried as particles by the melting glaciers directly into the lake.