Pink lakes are a rare phenomenon, but a beautiful sight to behold. Ranging in shades from bubblegum to deep rose, though scarce, they can be found in various locations around the globe.

The pink hues of these lakes generally can be attributed to microorganisms living in the water, however, they vary in size, depth, and salt content.

If planning to visit any of these lakes, be sure to have your camera ready to capture some truly photo-worthy natural pink beauty.

Senegal‘s Lac Rose AKA Lake Retba is the only pink lake in Africa. A saline lake with a salt content of around 40%, the lake is a source of income for thousands of salt harvesters. 

Lac Rose

With more than 10 pink lakes, Australia boasts the highest number of rose-colored lakes in the world. The most famous of them all is Lake Hiller.

Lake Hiller

Bolivia‘s Red Lagoon is home to several species of flamingos who do not seem to mind the salinity. The flamingos are able to thrive there and blend right in with the lake’s pink shade.

Laguna Colorada

Canada’s lake is unique in that it does not owe its color to microorganisms. The lake is anoxic, meaning it does not contain any oxygen at all, and thus, can not sustain any organisms.

Dusty Rose Lake

Laguna Salada de Torrevieja is one of the saltiest lakes in Europe. It is pink thanks to the presence of halobacteria and dunaliella salina.

Laguna Salada de Torrevieja

The color of Azerbaijan’s Masazir Golu ranges from shades of pink to more of a red during the summer months. The lake is government-protected & used for harvesting salt. 

Masazir Golu

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