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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 all feels visually compelling. Great capture!

    Becca Skinner
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    Date Taken: Oct 5, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2017
    Location: Dèni Guèdj, Dakar, Senegal
    Camera: DJI FC220
    Focal Length: 4.7 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec
    Aperture: f/2.2
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Paul-Vlad Epure
    Categories: Nature
    Assignments: Pop of Color, Inspiring Experiences, The Trip That Changed My Life, We Are All Explorers, My Best Photos of 2017, Lines, Textures, and Patterns
    Contests: 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year