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    Lake Retba, or Lac Rose (Pink Lake in english), the beautiful finishing point of the worldwide known Paris-Dakar Rally (until 2009 when they moved to South America). Located north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, 30km north-east from the capital city of Dakar, the lake took his name for its pink/red waters caused by Dunaliella Salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas.
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    Paul, I love when photos can be used to share a little piece of science or fact- so thank you for including that information! There are great textures all over this photo: the salt, the ripples in the water, the lines of the boat..it all feels visually compelling. Great capture!

    Becca Skinner
    Nat Geo Explorer