Viewfinder: A Lake Turns Pink in Melbourne

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Two stilts look out over a lake that has turned a vivid pink thanks to extreme salt levels further exacerbated by hot weather, in Melbourne, Australia, on March 4th, 2019. The natural spectacle, which resembles a toxic spill, is the result of green algae at the bottom of the lake at Westgate Park reacting to the high levels of salt and producing a red pigment.

Two stilts look out over a lake that has turned a vivid pink thanks to extreme salt levels further exacerbated by hot weather, in Melbourne, Australia, on March 4th, 2019. The natural spectacle, which resembles a toxic spill, is the result of green algae at the bottom of the lake at Westgate Park reacting to the high levels of salt and producing a red pigment.

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