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.
I WANNA GO! Grand Wailea Canyon Activity Pool Maui, Hawaii 25,700-square-ft wet playground's a destination in itself (guests receive a map upon entry). 9 pools at 6 levels (40 ft to sea level) connected by a river that carries swimmers along at varying speeds, lazy river currents to whitewater rapids. Highlights include 7 slides, grottoes, scuba certification pool, & Tarzan pool w/ rope swing. The world’s only water elevator swimmers are lifted to the surface in a sealed chamber.
Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy ever…
Austria’s Green Lake in the Hochschwab Mountains is a hiking trail in the winter. The snow melts in early summer and creates a completely clear lake. The lake has a grassy bottom, complete with underwater trails, park benches, and bridges.
Ansel Adams- Arguably, the most famous photographer of all time, he was preserver , protector, and a photographer of one of the most beautiful landscapes in North America: Yosemite. Master of the darkroom , he created in my opinion, the most impressive black and white images ever! Though troubled later in his life, he still brought his mindset on conserving the nature of America to the people.