Pink Lakes of the World

Pink Lakes of the World

1 . Hutt Lagoon Port Gregory Western Australia

Here at Hutt Lagoon in Western Australia Dunaliella salina is farmed for its red beta carotene pigment which is then used in food colouring.

2 . Port Gregory Western Australia 1

The algae develops the beta carotene pigment when the lake water reaches a salinity level greater than that of sea water and when adequate light and temperature conditions are achieved.

3 . Port Gregory Western Australia 2

Its a phenomenon seen throughout the world.

4 . Lake Hillier Western Australia

Lake Hillier in Western Australia most likely gets its bubblegum pink colour from Dunaliella salina. However another theory is that the colour is due to red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts.

5 . Lake Hillier Western Australia 2

Wingsuit pilot Chuck Berry flies over Lake Hillier in February 2014

6 . Salt Lake Australia

Close up of a pink tinged salt lake in Victoria south east Australia.

7 . Lake Retba Senegal 1

Senegals Lake Retba has a very high salt content up to 40 percent compared to the Dead Seas 31.5 percent.

8 . Lake Retba Senegal 2

Late in the dry season which runs from November to June the lake visibly changes colour throughout the day from purple to scarlet pink.

9 . Lake Retba Senegal 3

it is also part of Senegals Lake

10 . Red Velddrif Salt Pans South Africa

The lake is always pink in color Red Velddrif Salt Pans Lake is a salt lake in the South Africa.