arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Crisis of identity
Pictures at an Exhibition
Off To The Races
Washington D.C. Tidal Basin in Bloom
Bougainvillea vine on a rooftop restaurant in Barcelona
Vendor at the train station
Protecting the young ones
low level F-18
Montana, 8 second commute
Celestial Orb.
生け花
Pretty in Pink
Shades of Darkness
The Sunset and The Grand Canyon
Looking into the abyss
Late afternoon at St. Abbs, North Berwick, Scotland.
Taj Mahal of Agra
Good morning, Mexico
Bixby Bridge- Big Sur
Sun and leaves
Sydney, February 2019 #2
Sydney, January 2019
Sydney, February 2019
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Pretty in Pink

The Salt Lake at Westgate Park in Port Melbourne turns pink almost every year due to a combination of things: high temperatures, plenty of sunlight & low rainfall. Apparently algae at the bottom of the lake in the salt crust produces a special pigment ( beta carotene) as part of its photosynthesis which causes the pinkish hue. The lake usually returns to its blue colour in the winter season or late autumn when temperature drops and rainfall increases..

TAGS: Abstract, Australia

photographer avatar
Ashwood , Australia
Member since 2018
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Peter Virag.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2019
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: April 3, 2019, 1:53 a.m.
Camera Make: DJI
Camera Model: FC6310
Focal Length: 8.8mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO200
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Melbourne , Australia