Our world certainly is a fascinating place.
Virtually every country on the planet has geological features that are stunningly beautiful and/or marvelously intriguing, and Australia seems to have more than its fair share of both.
A perfect case in point is Lake Hillier, a relatively small but incredibly intriguing lake on Middle Island (the largest of the islands that make up the Recherche Archipelago just off the southern coast of Western Australia).
What sets Lake Hillier apart from other lakes is the permanent (and completely natural) pink color of its water.
This pink hue wasn’t caused by a chemical spill or some other man-made disaster.
The water of Lake Hillier actually gets it color from an abundance of an organism called Dunaliella salina.
I have no idea what Dunaliella salina looks like, but according to medical experts it isn’t dangerous to humans.
That means you could safely swim in the pink waters of Lake Hillier, and you wouldn’t even sink since it also happens to be some of the saltiest lake water on the planet.
They say the best way to enjoy the intriguing beauty of Lake Hillier is from the air, and a quick glance at the photo above certainly bears that out.
Check out the short video below for some striking views of Lake Hillier!
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon in the lower right-hand corner of the video.
Pretty awesome, right!
Now you know what Australia’s “Pink Lake” looks like, both from the air and from closer to the ground!
Note: Photo courtesy of Aussie Oc.