Destinations With Pink Water
When you think of a seaside destination you probably think of a place with crystal clear or blue water. This isn’t always the case. The following destinations have water that isn’t blue or even clear, it’s pink or in some cases red.
Lake Hillier In Australia
This rose colored water is a mystery. No one knows why it’s pink even though many scientists have done experiments on it. One theory is that it could be due to the bacteria or algae in the water. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t keep boaters and swimmers out of the lake. There is also another pink lake located in Western Australia that is known as “Pink Lake”. However, this lake isn’t always pink as its color changes depending on the amount of prawns and alga that’s in it at the time.
Lake Retba In Senegal
This lake gets its pink color from the algae that is in the water. It is completely safe though for swimmers and many tourists happily splash about in it. The high salt content makes it easy for swimmers to float. During the dry season the color of the water is very pink and makes for some interesting pictures.
Hells Of Beppu in Japan
These hot springs actually have a range of color to them. That includes everything from bluish green to a deep rust. It also boils at times and the water is a blood red in color. It seems that its name certainly does fit it. These hot springs are not for bathing, as the temperatures are way too hot (up to 150 C.)
Tozeur In Tunisia
Located just off of the Sahara Desert, this body of water actually features three lakes: Chott el Gharsa, Chott el Djerid and Chott el Fedjedj. They can take on a pinkish, rusty appearance although the color of their water is known to change. It’s one of the most photographed places in Tunisia.
As you can see throughout the world many bodies of water can be quite colorful. While we don’t really have any pink water in the U.S., there are some bodies of water that are somewhat of a phenomenon. Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is not only one of the largest hot springs in the U.S., but perhaps the most colorful. Its waters can be a rainbow of colors at different times. The Don Edward San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in California features salt evaporation ponds that vary in color from pink to yellow to orange. Unfortunately, the best place to see it is by air.
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