Saturday, November 17, 2012

Seductively Pinky ^_^

As it happened: Israel-Gaza violence

Oh is very seductive indeed. While browsing the net early Saturday morning, i stumbled upon a photo of Pink colored lake.

At first thought "ok,this lake must have a lot of something in it that induces such color which will be colorless when we put the water someplace else". I nearly move on to another article when i saw "The colour is permanent, as it does not alter when the water is taken in a container" from wikipedia.

There i was. In awe.
There are actually at least 8 spots where these pinky lakes are spotted apart from the infamous Lake Hillier in Western Australia.

A pink lake is a lake that has a reddish or pink colour due to the presence of algae that produces carotenoids (organic pigments), such as Dunaliella salina - a type of halophile green micro-algae especially found in sea salt fields

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so, this factors actually make those gorgeous lakes seductively pinky.

cool eh?

My faves among them all are:

Lake Hillier, Australia 
Lake Hillier, is a lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia. It is the most prominent lacustrine feature on any island of the archipelago and air passengers often take note of it.

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Dusty Rose Lake, Canada
This pink lake located in British Columbia, Canada, is quite unusual, unknown and probably unique. The water of this lake is not salty at all, and not contain algae, but it is still pink. In the picture you can see the pink water that runs into the lake. Water color comes from the unique composition of the rocks in this area (rock flour from the glacier).

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But check this out as well:

This unusual landscape is photographed from an airplane in Western Australia. Actually, field of pink lakes is somewhere between Esperance and Caiguna.

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There is even a certain Lake Retba where we can float similar to Dead Sea due to the high salt content of the   lake. Interestingly, this spot is also usually the finishing point of Dakar Rally. 

From Google Image

There are many other spots with such lakes including France.

We also have many other natural wonders that will make us go "wwwwwwooooooowwww".
Just search. and you'll be amazed in no time.

Happy goggling!


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