Many questions were raised on why this lake in Melbourne, Australia turned into pink – that makes it picture perfect for all tourist who passes by with the lake.
The Westgate Park lake in Melbourne has been a center of attention on social media because of its naturally pink color.
Explaining the rare phenomenon, the lake’s algae produces a red pigment called “beta carotene”.
The man-made lake’s naturally pink color is not new, because the result of the aforementioned phenomenon were enjoyed by all tourist since summer of 2013.
The Melbourne authorities however, ask every visitors to refrain from going close to the lake, as the water’s high salt levels can irritate sensitive skin.
Furthermore, the lake’s pink color lasts through to late Autumn, until cooler temperatures restore it back to blue.
It is not only happening on Australia. In fact, other pink lakes are seen also in Spain, Canada and Senegal.
Nonetheless, the Westgate Park Pink lake is one of the must see attractions and places in Melbourne for every visitors who loved to see a “magical” and “amazing” view for their pictures.