Our world is a strange and awesome place but some things are just hard to believe like these some extraordinary natural wonders that are “The World’s Most Colorful Natural Lakes.
So, if you’re working on your own bucket list of the world’s natural and colorful lakes, here are 5 that promise to leave you in awe.
Here Are The World’s 5 Most Colorful Natural Lakes.
1. Lake Hillier, Australia
Lake Hillier is a saline lake on the edge of Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago in the Goldfields-Esperance region, off the south coast of Western Australia.
It is particularly notable for its pink color. The reason for its unique color is still a topic that is not fully understood by scientists, although most suspect it has to do with the presence of the Dunaliella salina microalgae.
According to the official site for the pink lake of Australia, it is perfectly safe to swim in the lake.
Despite the coloration, the water is clear and will not cause any harm to you or your skin. Australia’s famous pink Lake Hillier is a sight to behold that delights your eye with its pink color.
2. Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
Laguna Colorada is a shallow salt lake in the southwest of the altiplano of Bolivia, within Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve and close to the border with Chile.
Part of Bolivia’s salt wonders of the altiplano, the lake, and its nearly-extinct flamingo population draw visitors into a bizarre landscape that is otherworldly.
The colors of Laguna Colorada stand out immediately upon seeing it. Tinged with red algae and other microorganisms, the water is a deep orange-red hue.
Perfectly contrasted, the salt lake is dotted with large white pools caused by massive borax deposits on the lake’s surface.
This jaw-dropping Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon) has been placed alongside the Salar de Uyuni salt flats as ‘Bolivia’s most incredible natural wonder.
3. Lake Retba, Senegal
Lake Retba (Lac Rose) lies north of the Cap-Vert peninsula of Senegal, some 30 km north-east of the capital, Dakar, in northwest Africa that is named for its pink waters caused by Dunaliella salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas.
The bacteria produces a red pigment in order to absorb the sunlight, thus giving the lake its unique color which is especially visible during the dry season that lasts from November to June and less during the rainy season (July-October).
When visiting the lake, you will be amazed by the contrast of the mountains of salt-packed up next to the lake’s shore, the pink color of the lake’s water, and the gold sand dunes on the other side of the Lac Rose.
I am sure this unusual lake will surely catch the unsuspecting visitor’s eye because of its unusual yet vivid pink color.
4. Five Flower Lake, China
Five Flower Lake also called the Wuhua Hai is one of 118 lakes in Jiuzhaigou Valley Nature Reserve, located in the north of Sichuan, China, which is the 6th best in the world.
It is the most beautiful lake in the valley and is regarded as one of the wonders of Jiuzhaigou. The Jiuzhaigou Valley is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list for a reason.
Besides, breathtaking views, the valley is home to over a dozen lakes and waterfalls.
But, most spectacular of all is Five Flower Lake. Its water periodically changes colors and can be yellow, then green, and then blue. Most often, the water is of saturated diamond-blue color. The constant change of color is just one of the features of the lake.
5. Yucatan’s Las Coloradas, Mexico
Located at the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula on a stretch of land which separates the Gulf of Mexico from the lagoon Ria Lagartos, Las Coloradas is a stunning cotton-candy pink lakes filled with salt that is hidden away on the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula which is a magical place full of color due to micro-organisms, like the pink lagoon Laguna Rosa.
Flamingo and bird watching are common here, close to a bio reserve. The town and the pink lagoons have now become a popular tourist attraction, thanks to Instagram posts which make the lakes appear much more romantic than they really are.
The lakes are certainly intriguing but are difficult to get to without a tour or a hire car. But the Pink Lakes of Las Coloradas in the Yucatan definitely deserves a place on your bucket list.