Nature At Its Finest #3
Nature At Its Finest • A new photo series where we share untouched environments on our planet in their natural and wild habitat.
Next up we have Lake Hillier— found on Middle Island, Australia. It’s natural remarkable colour makes it a bright pink tone, all year round.
Scientists found that pink bodies of water like Lake Hillier contain both Halobacteria and a type of algae known as Dunaliella salina, which thrive in salty environments like these. The carotenoid red pigments secreted by Halobacteria, and is very rare. These same algae also flourish in bodies of water across the globe like the Dead Sea.