Lake Hillier within Australia’s Recherche Archipelago is a magnificent looking destination.
The distinctive like bubble-gum pink of its waters draws photographers from all over the world.
From the air, it looks almost solid as if you could walk across its pink stretchy membrane. On closer inspection it takes on a more watery, translucent quality, but the color remains.
The reason behind the vibrant pinkish hue remains a mystery. Scientists do work in the area, (tourists can only visit via helicopter ride, and are not allowed to swim in the waters) and they do have their theories.
Some speculate that Lake Hillier’s color, like that of the other lakes, is the result of high salinity combined with the presence of a salt-loving algae species known as Dunaliella salina and pink bacteria known as halobacteria.
Unlike other pink lakes, however, which regularly change colors in accordance with temperature fluctuations, Lake Hillier maintains its pink shade year-round. The water retains its pink hue even when bottled.
Whatever the cause, the lake does make for some fantastic images, some of which you can see here.
[Image Credits: awsm.it]