August 4, 2014

Lake Retba, Senegal

Photograph by Christian Bobst, 13 Photo/Redux

A Senegalese salt miner casts off into Lake Retba in the early hours of the morning, when the lake still appears blue. The lake is famous for its deep pink hue derived from the salt-loving Dunaliella salina bacteria; however, it is not the only pink lake in the world—Australia, Azerbaijan, and Spain also lay claim to several rosy waters.

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