COTTON CANDY LAKES

 

Well it's official. La Vie en rose, life in pink really does exist. In 8 bodies of water across the world to be exact. With a few exceptions, these blush tinted lakes around the world owe their color to the presence of an algae that flourishes in salty conditions.Take a magical dip into one of these unusual pepto-bismol hued lakes and embrace the power of pink.

  1. Pink Lake, AustraliaPink Lake is a salt lake in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia
  2. Lake Hillier, Australia. Lake Hillier, is a lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche ArchipelagoWestern Australia. The color is permanent -it does not even change when the water is taken from the lake and put into something else. 
  3. Lake Masazirgol, AzerbaijanAlso known as Pink Masazir Lake. 
  4. Lake Retba, Senegal.  It's vivid pink color is due to Dunaliella salina bacteria, which is emphasized by the lake’s high salt content. 
  5. Salina de Torrevieja, Spain. One of the biggest salt lakes in Europe, its considered one of the healthiest in Europe by the WHO - World Health Organisation
  6. Hutt Lagoon, Australia. A high abundance of carotenoids including Beta-CaroteneLycopene (found in tomatoes) and Lutein (a potent anti-oxidant) are responsible for the lagoon's pink waters. 
  7. Quairading Pink Lake, Australia. Fun Fact: During certain times of the year, one side of the lake becomes a very dark pink, while the other side remains a soft pink. 
  8. Dusty Rose Lake, British Colombia The only lake on this list that is pink due to minerals in the surrounding environment instead of the saline-loving bacteria in the water found in all the others.