There’s A Millennial Pink Lake In Australia And It Needs To Be On Your Bucket List
We mean, just look at these pictures...
Located on Middle Island in Western Australia's Recherche Archipelago, about 130km from Esperance, or an eight-hour drive from Perth, the pretty pink lake is 1,968 feet long and 820 feet wide.
Neighbour to the dark blue waters of the Indian Ocean, a strip of lush green forest acts as a barrier for a super striking effect.
Its pastel hue is thought to be due to the presence of the organism Dunaliella salina, an algae that produces carotenoids which can look orange, red or pink.
Fun fact: flamingos range from light pink to bright red due to aqueous bacteria and beta-Carotene obtained from their food supply too.
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Unfortunately it's pink hue is most vivid when viewed from above, but there are plenty of helicopter trips available in the area so you can get still that perfect Insta shot.
Tour guide Jaimen Hudson, 29, captured these incredible photos of the rosy waters, which were taken over the course of two years, on a drone while out on a marina cruise near the surreal lake.
"The contrast of the beautiful blue turquoise water, white sandy shore, green trees and pink lake are truly a spectacle - one that very few people get to stand next to and see," he said.
"I was born and raised in Esperance, growing up with the beautiful coastline as my playground - Esperance Island Cruises operates a trip to Middle Island and Lake Hillier just a couple of times a year.
"I always take my drone down to Middle Island as it is such a unique location that not many people get to visit. I love being able to capture the photos and share them with the world. The first time I saw it I immediately thought 'wow it really is pink'."
Yes Jaimen, it really is!
We can't wait to visit, but unfortunately Australia is currently closed to all tourists so we're all going to have to wait a little white longer. We're sure it will be worth it though.
Featured Image Credit: Caters
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