A kitesurfer captured her gliding across the startling pink waters of a saltwater lake in Western Australia. The stunning video, filmed at Hutt Lagoon located in Yallabatharra, Western Australia, opens with the female kitesurfer carefully walking in the waters. But she has to be careful because the ground is covered with very sharp, giant salt crystals, according to the videographer.
The woman holds her kite as she prepares to kitesurf in the bright pink waters. Drone footage captures her racing through the water with the spectacular backdrop.
Hutt Lagoon is located near the coast, north of the mouth of the Hutt River. It stretches for 14 km (8.7 miles) in length and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) wide. It is quite shallow – the maximum depth is only 0.65 m (2 ft 2 in).
That’s why the videographer told ViralHog, “It was very difficult to do this footage of kitesurfing because the ground is very sharp from giant salt crystals everywhere.”
The pink of the lake is created by carotenoid-producing algae, Dunaliella salina, which is a source of ß-carotene and can be used as a food-coloring agent and source of vitamin A. In the past the lake was dredged for its salt but it is now a popular tourist spot.
According to Australian Coral Coast, the lake changes color depending on the weather and the time of day. They said the colors can go “through the spectrum of red to bubble-gum pink to a lilac purple”. The scenic lake has been used for various fashion photo shoots.
As you will see in the video, the lake is separated from the Indian Ocean by beach sand dunes and barrier ridges.
Watch the amazing footage for yourself in the video below.
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