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Lake Retba In Senegal Looks Like A Giant Strawberry Milkshake. That's because the blood red colour is caused by high levels of salt - with some areas containing up to 40 per cent of it.

Lake Retba In Senegal Looks Like A Giant Strawberry Milkshake. That's because the blood red colour is caused by high levels of salt - with some areas containing up to 40 per cent of it.

The pink color comes from microorganisms called Dunaliella salina, which thrive in the extremely salty lake. The red pigment is D. salina‘s version of chlorophyll, allowing the organisms to collect energy from the sun. All of this is natural, if visually insane. Sometimes nature is easily as crazy-looking as human-made pollution.

Senegal’s salt lakes look like Pepto-Bismol

The pink color comes from microorganisms called Dunaliella salina, which thrive in the extremely salty lake. The red pigment is D. salina‘s version of chlorophyll, allowing the organisms to collect energy from the sun. All of this is natural, if visually insane. Sometimes nature is easily as crazy-looking as human-made pollution.

✯ Lake Retba or Lac Rose, north of Senegal.

✯ Lake Retba or Lac Rose, north of Senegal.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Lake Retba, Senegal. It's named for its pink waters, caused by Dunaliella salina algae in the water that produce a red pigment that uses sunlight to create more energy, turning the waters pink. The colour is particularly visible during the dry season. The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily.

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♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Lake Retba, Senegal. It's named for its pink waters, caused by Dunaliella salina algae in the water that produce a red pigment that uses sunlight to create more energy, turning the waters pink. The colour is particularly visible during the dry season. The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily.

Strawberry-Milkshake Coloured Lake|Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar.

Strawberry-Milkshake Coloured Lake|Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar.

Lake Retba, Senegal. Lake Retba is known for its pink water. The water is as saline as Dead Sea and allows a person to float easily | http://www.gloholiday.com/20-sights-that-will-remind-you-how-amazing-earth-is/

Lake Retba, Senegal. Lake Retba is known for its pink water. The water is as saline as Dead Sea and allows a person to float easily | http://www.gloholiday.com/20-sights-that-will-remind-you-how-amazing-earth-is/

#popofcolor lake retba, senegal

#popofcolor lake retba, senegal

Dolphins in Lake Retba or Lac Rose. The lake lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar. Depending on the time of day, the lake changes colour from a light purple to a deep scarlet pink. The unusual colouring of the water is caused by harmless halophilic bacteria that thrive in the lake’s high-salinity environment. The color is particularly visible during the dry season.

Dolphins in Lake Retba or Lac Rose. The lake lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar. Depending on the time of day, the lake changes colour from a light purple to a deep scarlet pink. The unusual colouring of the water is caused by harmless halophilic bacteria that thrive in the lake’s high-salinity environment. The color is particularly visible during the dry season.

Lake Retba, Senegal

Lake Retba, Senegal

"The Pink Lake" aka Lake Retba, Senegal. That is just insanely gorgeous and amazing

"The Pink Lake" aka Lake Retba, Senegal. That is just insanely gorgeous and amazing

Lake-Retba

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Lake Hillier, Middle Island, Western Australia. The only naturally pink lake in the world.

Unusual Pink Colored Lake Hillier in Australia

Lake Hillier, Middle Island, Western Australia. The only naturally pink lake in the world.

Pink Lake Hillier in Australia

Pink Lake Hillier in Australia

This is for real...Lake Reba, in Senegal, West Africa

This is for real...Lake Reba, in Senegal, West Africa

LAKE RETBA Lake Retba, or Lac Rose, is a stunning pink lake in Senegal, Africa, located to the North of the Cap Vert peninsula.

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LAKE RETBA Lake Retba, or Lac Rose, is a stunning pink lake in Senegal, Africa, located to the North of the Cap Vert peninsula.

tulipnight: The dinosaur by Carlos J. Teruel on Flickr.

tulipnight: The dinosaur by Carlos J. Teruel on Flickr. (F&O Forgotten Nobility)

tulipnight: The dinosaur by Carlos J. Teruel on Flickr.