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  • Shalisse Anderson

    Bucket list for shalisse! LAKE RETBA Lake Retba, or Lac Rose, is a stunning pink lake in Senegal, Africa, located to the North of the Cap Vert peninsula. The lake is obviously named for its bright pink waters, which are caused by the algae Dunaliella salina. The colour appears to be more vivid during the dry season, and as well as being pink, the lake also has a high salinity, similar to that of the Dead Sea, which allows people to float.

  • C o r t n e y H e r r e r a

    Pink Lake Australia | Pink Lake Retba of Senegal - looks like an alien planet- Pink color caused by algae

  • Dee Derr

    Natural Wonders | Lake Retba, also known as Lac Rose in Senegal, is so named for its pink waters, caused by Dunaliella salina algae in the water. The color is particularly visible during the dry season. The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily

  • Jet Set Candy™

    ✈ One of the top places on our list, the Pink Lake Retba, Senegal ✈

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♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Lake Retba, Senegal. It's named for its pink waters, caused by Dunaliella salina algae in the water that produce a red pigment that uses sunlight to create more energy, turning the waters pink. The colour is particularly visible during the dry season. The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily.♥

"The Pink Lake" aka Lake Retba, Senegal. That is just insanely gorgeous and amazing

Senegal's Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water.

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Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water

Lake Retba in Senegal--high salt content supports growth of a red microorganism that turns the water pink

The pink color comes from microorganisms called Dunaliella salina, which thrive in the extremely salty lake. The red pigment is D. salina‘s version of chlorophyll, allowing the organisms to collect energy from the sun. All of this is natural, if visually insane. Sometimes nature is easily as crazy-looking as human-made pollution.

Segenal France - Lake Retba - bacteria in the water makes it pink

#popofcolor lake retba, senegal

  • Kelsey W

    according to the source, this is actually an evaporation pond near South San Francisco, CA. the color is caused by caused by halophilic micro-organisms

  • Kimberly White

    yep! this is in south SF. :)

  • Kimberly White

    lake retba is pink but not like that

Situated north of the Cap Vert Peninsula in Senegal, northeast of Dakar, Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake you’ve ever come face to straw with. Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water. In fact, Lake Retba has an almost one and a half times higher salt content than the Dead Sea.

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