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Pink Lakes, Unique Attractions in Australia

This lake looks bright pink. Scientists suspect the color comes from a dye produced by bacteria that live in a layer of salt crust called beta carotene, as part of their photosynthesis.

IPHEDIA.com - In Western Australia not only has beautiful beaches, there are also a number of stunning pink or pink lakes, one of which is Lake Hillier, a pink lake on Middle Island, the largest island in the Recherche Archipelago island group off the coast Esperance.

From the air, this lake looks bright pink. The lake is about 600 meters long, and is surrounded by sand banks and dense forests full of paperbark and eucalyptus trees. A narrow area of ​​sand dunes covered with vegetation separates it from the blue Southern Ocean.

Scientists suspect that the color comes from the dyes produced by bacteria that live in layers of salt crust. The color of the water changes when the salt content becomes higher than normal. In addition, high temperatures, sunlight, and lack of rainfall also contribute to the discoloration of lake water.

In this condition the algae that grow in the lake's salt crust produce red pigment, called beta carotene, as part of their photosynthesis process. The result, spectacular pink lake.

There are many things that can be seen and done around Esperance, including horse riding, walking, biking, fishing, scuba diving, whale watching - between May to October, windsurfing, down cliffs, kayaking, to taking a 4WD tour.

Meanwhile, Pink Lake near Esperance is another pink lake that stretches against a backdrop of some of the most stunning coastal views in Australia, seven kilometers from the city of Esperance.

With the right weather conditions, this lake turns into a pale pink nuance because of the thick algae in the water. For the best and most enchanting views, walk to the Pink Lake stakeout. This lake has been declared by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports a large number of native and migratory birds.

Another pink lake is in Melbourne, Australia, which is now the main destination for young people who want to exist on Instagram. They do not want to be left behind to upload the beauty of lake water which turns into "pink" on social media.

Located in the industrial area of ​​Melbourne, motorists who pass West Gate Brigde usually stop for a moment to see the lake more closely. Although algae is not dangerous for wildlife there, but authorities warn that visitors do not come in contact with the water.

Park authorities in Victoria ask people who want to take photos to stay away from the lake. The ban is to protect the vegetation around the lake so visitors must obey all warnings. In addition, very salty water can cause irritation to the skin.

The pink phenomenon at Westgate Park can occur elsewhere in Australia and even throughout the world. On the remote northwestern lake of Victoria, Crosbie, Becking, Kenyon and Hardy in Murray Sunset National Park are popular tourist attractions because of their pink color. (as/ip)

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