Life in color

Color kaleidoscope

Pink Salt Lake Koyashskoe

Life in color - Pink Lake Koyashskoe. Photo by Sergey Anashkevich

Life in color – Pink Salt Lake Koyashskoe. Photo by Sergey Anashkevich

One of the most beautiful and fantastic places in Russia – Pink Salt Lake Koyashskoe on the Kerch Peninsula in Crimea. Lake of scarlet to magenta color, as if someone threw into it a couple of tons of Potassium permanganate. Like a fairy tale, when you see such a miracle, hard to believe it is real. Its shores composed of crystallized salt with the scent of viola, and water has a color from light pink in spring to deep red in the peak of summer heat. In addition, on the mirror-like surface one can see the incredible scenery of frozen stone and salt icebergs … Besides, the color of water turns into a brilliant pink in hot weather; and in the low temperature the water takes on different shades of red, purple and blue. Indeed, the area looks like a Martian landscape during the dry season when the water evaporates and the salt crystals are subjected to thermal stress.

Life in color - Pink Lake Koyashskoe. Photo by Sergey Anashkevich

Lake of scarlet to magenta color – Koyashskoe. Photo by Sergey Anashkevich

The fabulous lake of pink color is located where seemingly nothing beautiful can be – among the windswept, literally sprinkled with salt and sun-scorched Cimmerian steppe. Such bright pink spots, which from the height looks like stolen from sea and repainted in different colors.

In fact, this lake is a kind of gigantic natural chemical laboratory for the study of the survival of living beings and microorganisms in an aggressive environment. However, on the bottom of the lake – an extinct volcano mud, and this rose water – a direct consequence of the turbulent life activity of microscopic green alga.

Koyashskoye lake is separated from the Black Sea by a strip of land 4 kilometers long, 2 kilometers wide and a meter deep. Meanwhile, the lake, not widely known to the tourists, has healing properties, and therefore appreciated by the locals.

Pink Salt Lake Koyashskoe

source: new.vk.com/united_russia_official_website