These Colorful Lakes Look Like Giant Milkshakes


With its beautiful mountains, rivers, forests, deserts, lakes and oceans, nature is no doubt a kaleidoscope of colors. Opening ourselves to the beauty around us is one of the best ways to bring peace and happiness in our lives.

Exploring pristine lakes set amidst breathtaking landscapes is a perfect way of experiencing and enjoying nature. While most of the lakes might appear green, blue or brown, there are some unusually colored lakes in many parts of the world as nature too likes to show off a bit.

The below list features a few of those serene, picturesque lakes; some of which are as colorful as rainbows.

Hells of Beppu, Japan

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These are seven spectacular hot springs for viewing rather than bathing. One of the most photogenic springs is the “blood pond hell” which features a pond of hot, red water.

Lake Retba, Senegal

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Less than an hour away from the capital city of Senegal is the lake Retba or Lac Rose as know by locals. The vivid pink colour is caused by the Dunaliella salina bacteria, which is attracted by the lake’s salt content.

San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds, USA

Roughly 8,000 acres along the South San Francisco Bay are devoted to salt evaporation ponds. Micro-organisms lend the ponds their bright colors ranging from blue-green to deep magenta, depending on the salinity and season.

Laguna Colorada, Bolivia

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Also known as the red lagoon, the shallow salt lake lies in southwest Bolivia, on the border of Chile. The amazing red coloration is caused by red sediments and algae in the water.

Lake Hillier, Australia

Located on Middle Island, Lake Hillier looks like a pink bubble gum from the air. Moreover, it lies just next to the ocean, and the contrast between the mellow pink lake and the blue ocean is striking.

Grand Prismatic Springs, USA

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The largest hot spring in the US is really rainbow colored. It’s all thanks to the heat-loving bacteria that call the spring home.

Salt Lakes Tozeur, Tunisia

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The Chott el Djerid is a large salt lake in southern Tunisia. It offers some great sights, especially when the sun shines on the salty surface, and reflections together with the heat gives startling optical effects.