When you think of lakes, you certainly don't think that they're going to be pink. Especially in the middle of Western Australia...
Believe it or not, Lake Hillier really is a unique pink-coloured lake located on Middle Island, Australia. The lake colour resembles that of pink bubble gum and is practically untouched. It’s approximately 600 metres long, and no more than 250 metres in width. This natural wonder is surrounded by sand and eucalyptus trees, with the ocean on its northern part. If you’re lucky, you may encounter some Australian wildlife and native birds to the area!
Matthew Flinders, a British explorer who went ashore in January 1802 first discovered the natural wonder when he climbed the island’s highest peak. Upon further discovery, the Pink lake was found to be as salty as the Dead Sea in Egypt. The downside to this lake? It can only be accessed by air!
SO WHY EXACTLY IS THE LAKE PINK?
The reason for this unique colour is still rather unclear. Scientists believe that the colour comes from a dye that is created by bacteria, a certain Dunaliella salina microalgae (no, we can’t say it either) that lives in salt crusts.
Crazy beautiful mother nature right?