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A nice sunrise overlooking the Salt Lake at Westgate Park, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The lake turned pink again this summer: a natural phenomenon in response to very high salt levels, high temperatures, sunlight and lack of rainfall. The salt lakes turn pink due to the natural interaction of a harmless, single cell alga (Dunaliella salina) and a harmless halbacterium (Halobacteria cutirubrum). Given the right conditions, D. salina growing in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake produces the red pigment - beta carotene - which absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight needed to keep salt out of their cytoplasm.
Shot with the DJI Mavic Pro,
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