Seven Strangely-coloured water bodies around the world
From green to pink, these naturally coloured water bodies across the globe dazzle us with their stunning colours. Scroll down and explore more about these incredible water destinations.
These water bodies with vibrant and unusual colours from turquoise, bubble gum pink to pastel green water attract tourists from all over the world.
Here we bring to you some of the bizarre water bodies with strikingly different colours and hues.
1) Lake Hillier, Australia
This bubblegum pink water body, located on Middle Island, off the coast of Western Australia is a sight to behold. Lake Hillier got this strange colour due to the large presence of Dunaliella salina, a salt-loving algae.
2) Devil’s Bath, New Zealand
The bright green coloured pool gets this distinct colour from deposits of sulphur in the water that rises to the surface and floats on the top. Located in Waiotapu, near Rotorua in New Zealand, because of its unnatural neon green colour this water body is aptly named Devil’s Bath.
3) Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
This stunning reddish-brown lagoon is located at the southern end of Bolivia, near the border of Chile. Laguna Colorada is a shallow saltwater lake with rust-like colour caused by a natural phenomenon that occurs due to the presence of sediments and algae in the water. This vibrant red lake attracts flocks of birds like flamingoes, alpacas & llamas.
4) Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, USA
This rainbow coloured hot spring is located in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. The striking colours of the lake match the colours in the rainbow, including yellow, green, red, orange and blue. The lake gets its diverse hues due to the presence of microbes in the water body, which display a different colour with a change in temperature and light conditions.
5) Emerald lakes, New Zealand
These small emerald lakes are located in the Tongariro National Park in New Zealand which is home to three active volcanoes. These emerald green coloured lakes reside inside giant explosion craters in the park and sport a sparkling green or even turquoise blue colour sometimes due to the presence of dissolved minerals in the water.
6) Chott el Djerid, Tunisia
This endorheic salt lake in Southern Tunisia displays all kinds of crazy hues like purple, pink and red due to the growth of bacteria. In the extreme heat of Sahara Desert, the bacteria present in the lake thrives to give beautiful shades to the lake.
7) Las Coloradas, Yucatan, Mexico
Las Colaradas is a mesmerizing water body with vibrant pink and bright orange coloured water. Located on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, this lake gets this unique tint from red-coloured algae, plankton and brine shrimp that resides in the water body.