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salt dunes on the shore of the pink Lake Retba


LAKE RETBA, SENEGAL – UNDATED: Aerial photograph of salt-collecting boats on Lake Retba, Senegal.

A BOAT docked next to huge sand dunes made of salt. The wooden vessels were photographed from the air bobbing on Lake Retba, in Senegal, west Africa. From above the mass of water – which spans one square mile – looks a creamy pink colour. And just like the Dead Sea, swimmers can float on the water with ease. The bizarre colour is caused by high levels of salt – with some areas containing up to 40 per cent salt content.

PHOTOGRAPH BY SPL / Barcroft Media

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