20 June 2012

Lake Retba

No photo-shopping here folks...that water is pink! It's Lake Retba, aka Lac Rose, in the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal. The pink is caused by a harmless Dunaliella salina halophile algae. The color is especially vibrant during the dry season. It also has a super-high salt content, 1.5 times higher than the Dead Sea.

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