8 Fascinating Pink Lakes of the World

Affectionately known as The Cawfee Shop. There's no better place to be than in your own coffee shop discussing "whatever" with friends.
User avatar
tabby
Posts: 2511
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:41 pm
Location: Virginia

8 Fascinating Pink Lakes of the World

Post by tabby »

Anyone here ever seen a pink lake? Some of these look like large pools of Pepto-Bismol! I'm sure the aerial views are more striking than being onshore and looking out onto the lake as far as color is concerned.

THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY: 8 Fascinating Pink Lakes of the World
User avatar
Snooz
Posts: 4716
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:05 am

8 Fascinating Pink Lakes of the World

Post by Snooz »

They're kind of horrifying, actually. One photo described some salt gatherers having to lather their bodies in shea butter so the 40% salt content of the water doesn't peel their skin off. Well, they didn't actually say "peel their skin off" but "pickled" would probably work.
User avatar
tabby
Posts: 2511
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:41 pm
Location: Virginia

8 Fascinating Pink Lakes of the World

Post by tabby »

I don't see them as horrifying, just visual surprises! They're natural occurrences and # 3's description says it's very healthy for skin & lungs. I'm sure it depends on the concentration of the salt and/or algae in each one.
User avatar
Snooz
Posts: 4716
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:05 am

8 Fascinating Pink Lakes of the World

Post by Snooz »

I'm probably associating it with red tides which aren't so healthy...

Red tide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
User avatar
tabby
Posts: 2511
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:41 pm
Location: Virginia

8 Fascinating Pink Lakes of the World

Post by tabby »

Here are some pink insects ...

Amazing Pink Insects in Nature ~ The Nature Animals
User avatar
Snooz
Posts: 4716
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:05 am

8 Fascinating Pink Lakes of the World

Post by Snooz »

Even millipedes, which freak me out, look good in pink.

Return to “The Coffee Shop”