Let’s get you acquainted with one of the most authentic getaways in the world where the waters blush, literally! Drifting from the reality, Mother Nature once again has amazed us with a dream-like creation- The “Pink Lake”.
This pink lake is located at Goldfields-Esperance, Western Australia and before you ponder and believe it is a strawberry milkshake, let me reveal its secret.
This unusual color is the result of a high concentration of brine shrimp and a green alga called Dunaliella Salina, together with a high concentration of a pink halobacterium called H. Cutirubrum.
When the salinity level is higher than that of sea water, and the temperature is high enough with adequate light conditions, the alga starts accumulating the red pigment beta carotene. The color of the lake is a balance between the color of the alga and the pink halobacterium that lives on the bottom of the lake.
This salty, bubble-gum, pink lake has a lenght of about 3 km (9842 ft.) and with the onset of summer, the lake often turns to reddish pink. This lake is surrounded by a dense vegetation of Paperbark and Eucalyptus trees, which makes this lake even more breathtaking.