When you think of what color a lake might be; blue, greenish, or even a dirty looking lake may come to mind. But it’s doubtful you would ever associate the color pink with a lake. Stop! Australia, has one. This unbelievable phenomenon can be witnessed with their own eyes and here it is.
The captivating pink lake is not a trick of the light, and it retains its hue when removed, the origin of its bubble pinkish aesthetics remains a mystery the science community is still trying to solve. Some say that it’s color has to do with the high salt levels in the water, because Lake Hillier is 10 times saltier than the ocean, it is the perfect breeding ground for the salt loving micro-algae Dunaliella Salina. These tiny creatures produce pigment compounds that absorb light like Beta Carotene which is the same kind of stuff that makes carrots orange and some cabbages purple.