Lake Hillier

Lake hillier in Australia is situated on Middle Island that make up the Recherche Archipelago off the coast of Esperance. What is fascinating about it is that the Lake is pink in color!

The lake is about 600 meters long and is surrounded by dense woodland of paperbark and eucalyptus trees. It is not known why the lake is pink, but scientists suspect that the pink color is caused by a dye created by bacteria that lives in the salt crusts.

Despite this unusual hue, it doesn’t have any effects upon humans. The island and lake are thought to be discovered by the Flinders expedition in 1802.  It is however been identified by Birdlife International as an Important Bird Area (IBA) because it supports significant number of native and migratory birds.

Don’t you think it’s always interesting how nature comes up with beautiful features to keep itself appealing to us, keeping us going back for more from it?

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