Friday, July 24, 2015

Hillier Lake of Western Australia

They look as though someone had tipped a load of pink dye while no one was looking.

But in fact the pink lake is a natural phenomenon and not only draw visitors from far and wide but also provide livelihood to local people.

Hillier Lake of Western Australia

From the vibrant Lake Hillier, Middle Island in demure Archipelago, in Western Australia, in a protected nature reserve bordering a pink Spanish city, the shots show how something that is considered unpleasant - you look so beautiful - algae.

Hillier Lake of Western Australia

Pink lakes tend to have a striking color due to the presence of algae that produces carotenoids, such as Dunaliella salina, a kind of green micro-algae Halophile found primarily in the fields of sea salt.

When the water reaches the lake with a salinity levels greater than sea level, the temperature is high enough and sufficient conditions are given light begins to accumulate the red alga pigment beta carotene.


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