The image is of the Lake Retba and also called the Lac Rose, it lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar. The lake is named because of its pink water which is caused by Dunaliella salina in the water which makes red pigment. These red pigments use the light of sun to create energy and turns the color of the water pink. The lake looks pink only in the dry season. The lake is also high on salt ratio.
Seeing white and sandy beaches is a common place for tourist but this lake Retba is very unique due to its pink color water. The lake gives good business for the salt factory. The lakes major activity for most of the year is salt fishing. The worker spends 10-12 hours in a day collecting salt form the bed of the lake. The water is not much friendly as the huge quantity of salt cause skin problems. The visitors come and see salt collectors constantly in lake and at shore. When you visit the lake you will be amazed by the color and contrast of the mountains of salt piled on the lake shore. The pink color of the lake water and the gold sand dunes gives the place an amazing look.
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