These spectacular pink lakes in Australia are a sight to behold.
Australia is home to so many natural wonders and surreal landscapes we’re almost spoilt for choice. But did you know that you can also find some of the most vivid pink lakes in the world right here in Australia? Surprisingly, there aren’t too many, but the major chunk of them can be found right here at home. Aren’t we lucky!
How are the lakes pink?
These lakes get their natural rose-coloured hue because of the presence of algae, such as Dunaliella salina that produces caroteinoid and bacteria like Halobacteria. During high temperatures the algae mixes with the salts in the water to give it that rich pink shade. Fresh rainfall can also prompt a bit of bloom. The formation of this pink colour is highly dependent on the right temperature to help the bacteria and algae flourish and trigger the natural secretion of pink pigments.
Can you swim in these lakes?
The short answer to this is no. Most of these lakes are deemed off-limit and protected zones to keep them safe from unwarranted pollution. The high levels of salt in the lakes also make them risky and there can be deep mud underneath which could also be dangerous. You could potentially walk around the edges but if you have any open wounds or abrasions, it’s best to avoid stepping in at all. Use the opportunity to get a few extra clicks for your Instagram and take in the sights instead.
Read the full article : A Guide To Finding The Most Remarkable Pink Lakes In Australia
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