Australian Territory (WA) covers a third of the Australian continent, yet it has a population of only 2.3 million. The state offers a fascinating blend of Australia’s Outback appeal and laid-back lifestyle, but tourists come for the beauty of the Australian landscapes. One such place is Lake Hillier, it is not only beautiful, but it is also remarkable.

This beautiful pink lake on the largest of Australia’s islands in Western Recherche Archipelago was discovered in 1802. What is the recipe for such strange beauty? Scientists say it is the combination of high salinity, with a touch of a salt-loving algae species known as Dunaliella salina and pink bacteria known as halobacteria. Lake Hillier keeps it’s dark pink color year-round.