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Hutt Lagoon

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 21 March 2015 in Landscape & Rural.

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Hutt Lagoon, near Kalbarri in Western Australia, is also known as the Pink Lake.. like many of its kind in our state, its pink hue is created by bacteria (dunaliella salina), which becomes trapped in the salt granules...

there are two types of algae present in the lake that produce a reddish-orange organic pigment called Beta-Carotene, that is used commercially as a coloring pigment in food and medicines... Hutt Lagoon is the world’s largest system of algae farms dedicated to the production of this pigment...

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/50 second F/11.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1/50 second
F/11.0
ISO 100
24 mm

landscape
western
australia
hutt
lagoon
pink
lake
algae
24-105mm