Lake Retba, Senegal or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake you’ve ever come face to straw with. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba also has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water.
The pink color comes from microorganisms called Dunaliella salina, which thrive in the extremely salty lake. The red pigment is D. salina‘s version of chlorophyll, allowing the organisms to collect energy from the sun. All of this is natural, if visually insane. Sometimes nature is easily as crazy-looking as human-made pollution.
Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, DC==I grew up in DC and saw the annual blossoming of the cherry trees every year--didn't always cooperate with the festival--sometimes it was warm too early or cold too late--but when the blooming time came it was always spectacular esp against the background of the magnificent federal monuments
Singing in the rain! Building that plays music whenever the heavens open becomes tourist attraction