The Strawberry Milkshake Lake

From above the mass of water – which spans one square mile – looks staggeringly similar to a giant milkshake.

The bizarre colour is caused by high levels of salt – with some areas containing up to 40% of the condiment.

Michael Danson, an expert in extremophile bacteria from Bath University, said: “The strawberry colour is produced by salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina.

“They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink.

The Strawberry Milkshake Lake

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