It’s a whole other experience to go swimming in a lake that’s bright pink! The waters of a lake can become pink for a number of reasons and the shade of pink might vary,
Lake Retba, Senegal
The salt content in Lake Retba is right around 40%, which means it is almost as salty as the Dead Sea is in Israel. That means you can float quite easily in these waters, but
the local population smears a butter oil over their skin to protect it. The hue of the pink in this lake is also dependent on the amount of sunlight that strikes it.
Hutt Lagoon, Australia
Unlike the first two pink lakes on this list, Hutt Lagoon on the western coast of Australia actually gets
its pink color thanks to the color of algae that’s in the water.
It is also a salty lake, but that’s because of the ocean water that feeds the lagoon.
Pink Lake, Australia
It’s called Pink Lake, but it only turns pink when the right mixture of salt and sunlight interact with the algae that call this lake home.
It is nice, however, because the sands around the lake also take on the pink hue in different shades,
giving you a unique pink/red beach rainbow that you won’t find in many places around the world.
Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
The flamingos that call this lake home have the perfect camouflage.
The color is caused by a combination of red mineral sentiments and algae in the water with a heavy concentration of borax to turn the dark red to a nice pink.
It’s often quite shallow and is part of a nature preserve.
Dusty Rose Lake, Canada
This pink lake doesn’t have any algae and there isn’t any salt content contributing to the color, so no one really knows why this Canadian lake is permanently pink.
Yet this masterpiece in British Columbia is a marvel that draws visitors every year, although
It might also be one of the most difficult pink lakes to access with its remote location.