Panorama of Pink Lake by Michael John

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I like the simplicity and sparseness of this image. It was captured on one of the rare occasions when the water in this lake turns pink. A lone tree stands on the far horizon.

Pink Lake is located between Strathalbyn and Tailem Bend, South Australia. The pink colour comes from a type of salt-resistant algae which produce carotenoids (beta caratines).

Pink Lake, SA, Australia.

Mamiya ZM film camera.

The World As We See It – Jul 2011

108 views at 28/7/11

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    huh… Interesting… Must be a fascination sight.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Good capture!

  • Yes, very unusual. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael John

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    Sorry – ‘fascinating sight’ :)

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 3 years ago

    It sure is a strange colour Michael. Thanks for the explanation.

  • Not something you see very often. Thanks John.

    – Michael John

  • outbackwriter
    outbackwriterover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture of the lake and its special colouring.

  • Thanks for that comment.

    – Michael John

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 3 years ago

  • Thanks Michaela

    – Michael John

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks Kathy

    – Michael John

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 3 years ago

    I drove passed this lake just the other week!! Hey Mike you were in the area and didn’t drop in!!

  • Was it still as pink? This photo was taken years ago!

    – Michael John

  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Now that’s interesting. Cool shot.

  • Yes, unusual. Thanks Judy.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Great panorama Michael ! I have seen a “pink lake” elsewhere, but the last one
    we drove quite a detour to see didn’t oblige on the day, they are amazing to see.

  • Yes, you don’t come across them very often, and they are an unusual sight. Thanks Trish.

    – Michael John

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Michael

  • Thanks for the fave Roy. Much appreciated.

    – Michael John

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