The pink lake of is quite the spectacle when it comes into view.
Located about 4 hours drive outside of Melbourne, Australia outside the sleepy town of Dimboola it is quite the sight in the middle of rural Victorian farmland.​​​​​​​
Until recently it was assumed that red algae created the pink hue however recent research suspects the colour is a result of a pigment produced by a type of bacteria called Salinibacter ruber. The pink colour is also more intense after rain.
As a bonus you'll see the freaky Giant Koala on the way there. 
You know you're going in the right direction when you see it.
It's really hard to miss.
Salt is harvested from this lake annually for human consumption.
It's harvested as part of an agreement between Mount Zero Olives, the government and the Barengi Gadjin Land Council - the original land owners. This agreement ensures that the harvest employs local Aboriginal people and a royalty is paid to the land council for every kilogram of salt that is extracted.
They only take what they need and the pink salt naturally replenishes itself.
Ethical farming at it's finest.
There's something about wandering out onto a lake bed that's made entirely of pink salt.
Feeling the saline crystals crunching under your feet and inhaling the briny air through your nostrils - a sensation usually felt while swimming in the sea.
If you have a drone the patterns of the lake bed from the air are spectacular to see.
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