Aerial view: the pink hues of Lake Eyre

A unique perspective.
By AG Staff June 28, 2017 Reading Time: 2 Minutes

THE ‘STRAWBERRY MILK’ LAKES of Australia have captivated peoples attention around the world.

Late last year, Australian Geographic reported on a new study which revealed that bacteria, not micro algae, is reponsible for Australia’s pink lakes.

Analysis of sediment and water samples from Lake Hillier showed around 10 species of salt-loving bacteria, archaea and several species of Dunaliella algae. Nearly all these organisms are pink, red or salmon-coloured, and are the probable culprits of the lake’s strange colour, reported Carly Cassella.

These aerial photos of Lake Eyre were originally published in the book Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre: Interpretations from the air, which is the first in a series of publications by The Light Collective – a team of Australia’s finest visual artists – which aims to explore modern and progressive interpretations of the Australia’s unique and arresting wild places. 

 

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(Image Credit: Adam Williams)

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(Image Credit: Ignacio Palacios)

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(Image Credit: Ignacio Palacios)

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(Image Credit: Paul Hoelen)

pink lake

(Image Credit: Ignacio Palacios)

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(Image Credit: Luke Austin)

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