The Earth is full of natural beauty. It only takes the courage to explore these natural wonders. We all have seen lakes, and we all have enjoyed swimming in the clear lake waters, which I am sure was an exciting and fantastic experience, but what if I tell you can explore and see the bright colored pink lakes ? Would that interest you? If yes, then go ahead and find out what Earth has in treasure for you.
Lake Retba (Lac Rose)
Where: Dakar, Senegal
The Lake has almost 40% salt content, which makes it as saltier as the Dead Sea in Israel. This is both a piece of good news and bad news. Good in the sense that you can easily float in the lake waters and bad in the sense your skin might have reactions due to the salty waters. However, the locals have a little solution to stay a bit longer in the lake; they use butter oil before going into the waters that might allow them to enjoy this pink lake for a bit longer.
Where: Middle Island, Western Australia
It is one of the most famous places to visit in Western Australia. The lake was discovered in 1802 by a Royal Navy explorer. Its bubble gum structure and strawberry milkshake color attract so many people from around the world. Hillier has a permanent pink color, and a lot of people are debating on the cause of this stubborn yet awe-inspiring color of the lake. Some of the scientists suggest that it might be because of the presence of a microorganism, called Dunaliella Salina. The salt content is also high in Hillier. Though it is a bit difficult to reach out to the lake by land, most people suggest aerial tours of the lake rather than going through the ground.
Where: Murray- Sunset National Park, Victoria, Australia
Pink Lakes turn pink when the salts and sunlight both come in contact with the right amount of algae present in the waters. Although the waters are not always pink, the sand is. This is a perfect blend of nature’s treasure you won’t be able to see in many parts of the world. Whatever place you are planning to go this year, this pink lake should be at the top of your bucket list. The mesmerizing views of the lake will leave you stunned.
Where: Yallabatharra, Western Australia
Like the other pink lakes on the list, this is also a salty one. The lake derives its pink color from the salt and algae. It is pink because of the same microorganism present in Hillier, Dunaliella Salina. It is a great coloring agent and a good source of Vitamin A. Also, It is recommended that you visit the lake between 10 am to 2 pm. The lake has the clearest view between these times of the day.
Dusty Rose Lake:
Where: Cariboo J, British Columbia, Canada
This Canadian piece of natural beauty doesn’t have any salt content or algae contributing to its pink color. Nobody knows the reason behind the permanent pink color of this beautiful lake. This lake has an additional fan base, coming from all around the world to see this alluring pink lake. So what are you waiting for? Add-up this pink lake in your travel bucket now!
Salina de Torrevieja:
Where: Torrevieja, Spain
Torrevieja is one of the rarest places in the world to have a colored lake. Torrevieja Lake is not that much salty and doesn’t have any microorganisms responsible for the eye-capturing color. It just appears, somehow, naturally. The area has a mild and pleasant climate so you can enjoy the beautiful and relaxing view at any time of the year. The area is surrounded by multiple green plants that add more to the beauty of this place.
Quairading Pink Lake:
Where: Badjaling, Western Australia
This lake has so many unique features, it has a road passing through the center, and that the lake is in the remote part of the region. This makes any visit to the lake more attractive. The cherry on the top is the lake’s pink color, and it’s not one shade of pink color, the lake has two different shades of the color.
Though sometimes people do not consider it a lake, they consider it a pond, but that doesn’t make it any less popular or any less enchanting.
Where: Masazir, Golu, Azerbaijan
The next pink lake for your travel bucket list is Masazir Lake. The color is due to the high salt content present in the water, other than salt; sulfur is also present in high quantity in the water.
The lake is undoubtedly the hallmark of Bolivia. Thanks to the microorganisms and red algae for the perfect blend of colors we see in the lake. Besides the fantastic colored waters, the wildlife in the region is worth your time and attention. Do you need any more reasons to add up the beautiful pink lake to your travel bucket list?
Where: Waiotapu, New Zealand
The carbon dioxide bubbles coming up from the lake remind us all of the champagne glass. That is why the lake is named after that. Although the lake is not entirely pink, it shows different colors too, all thanks to the bacteria present in the waters.
I hope I at least did justice while describing the natural beauty because honestly, that is the most challenging thing to do.
So, are you ready to visit these pink lakes this year? Don’t forget to share your experiences with us.