Pretty in Pink – Lake Retba

This is Lake Retba in Senegal and it is genuinely pink – no photoshopping involved.

The lake has a high salt content, which makes for perfect living conditions for a kind of micro-algae called Dunaliella Salina, the pink hue is due to the presence of these organisms.

Because of the high salt content, bathers can float on the surface like at the Dead Sea.

A close of the prettiest of bacteria…

Love Samxx

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