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.
- Pink Lake, Australia. Pink Lake is a salt lake in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.
- Lake Hillier, Australia. Lake Hillier, is a lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia. The color is permanent -it does not even change when the water is taken from the lake and put into something else.
- Lake Masazirgol, Azerbaijan. Also known as Pink Masazir Lake.
- Lake Retba, Senegal. It's vivid pink color is due to Dunaliella salina bacteria, which is emphasized by the lake’s high salt content.
- 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
- Hutt Lagoon, Australia. A high abundance of carotenoids including Beta-Carotene, Lycopene (found in tomatoes) and Lutein (a potent anti-oxidant) are responsible for the lagoon's pink waters.
- 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.
- 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.