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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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駟車庶长8 mons ago
wow 为什么会是粉色的?少女心满满的小湖 hhh
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Glenn Bachelor8 mons ago
@Joy Tang Yes, from close to the ground it looks a lot more pink, but from above in the early morning light, its darker and has a nice purple hue to it.
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wonderful
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呵呵8 mons ago
呃呃
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呵呵8 mons ago
very good,Im a chines,my english is ........very vegetable.where are you from?
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Joy Tang8 mons ago
This is pretty! It's amazing how lake can be this purple in natural condition :)
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