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Lake Retba in Senegal
The bizarre colour is caused by high levels of salt - with some areas containing up to 40% of the condiment.
Michael Danson, an expert in extremophile bacteria from Bath University, said: “The strawberry colour is produced by salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina.
“They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink.
“Lakes like Retba and the Dead Sea, which have high salt concentrations, were once thought to be incompatible with life - hence the names. But they are very much alive.”

Lake Retba in Senegal

The bizarre colour is caused by high levels of salt - with some areas containing up to 40% of the condiment.

Michael Danson, an expert in extremophile bacteria from Bath University, said: “The strawberry colour is produced by salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina.

“They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink.

“Lakes like Retba and the Dead Sea, which have high salt concentrations, were once thought to be incompatible with life - hence the names. But they are very much alive.”

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Peningagja at Thingvellir National Park // Daniel Weber
The clear waters at the coin fissure located in Thingvellir National Park, a rift valley caused by the drift of the North American and Eurasian Plates.

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Peningagja at Thingvellir National Park // Daniel Weber

The clear waters at the coin fissure located in Thingvellir National Park, a rift valley caused by the drift of the North American and Eurasian Plates.

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The Orion Nebula

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Photos of famous landmarks while they were still under construction.

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Zack Seckler

Beautiful colors and patterns from Botswana.

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Hannes Kilian, photo of Swan lake, choreography John Cranko, Stuttgart Ballet, 1972. Cibachrome. Via Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Germany.

Hannes Kilian, photo of Swan lake, choreography John Cranko, Stuttgart Ballet, 1972. Cibachrome. Via Galerie Schlichtenmaier, Germany.

Woodstock, 1969

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