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Lac Rose ... but you could see the rose colours of the alga only when the sun shines and some ripples are seen on the water.

In the workshop a close view to the water

Wikipedia:
Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar.

It is so named for its pink waters, particularly visible during the dry season. The lake is also known for its high salt content, which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily. The lake also has a small salt collecting industry and is often the finishing point of the Dakar Rally.

Many salt collectors work 6-7 hours a day in the lake, which has a salt content close to 40%. In order to protect their skin, they rub their skin with "Beurre de Karité" (shea butter, produced from shea nuts obtained from the Shea nut tree), which is an emollient to avoid the skin to burn.

Exposure Time: 1/395
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 17/1 mm
Date Taken: 2009-03-09 14:01

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