By Kristiana Hall
The stunning images show the beautiful coloured waters of lagoons in Western Australia.
Amazingly, the lagoons – which contains the world’s largest microalgae production plant – glow with a beautiful pink hue.
Paula Zavalia, 29, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, took the images while visiting the Hutt Lagoon, Western Australia, earlier this month.
Paula said: “I wanted to go to that place for a long time- the water there has hues of amazing colours, mostly pink and orange .
“That is because the algae with special properties that grows there. “
Hutt Lagoon’s iconic colouring comes from the presence of the caroteinoid-producing algae, which is a source of beta-carotene; a food-colouring agent and a great source of Vitamin A.
Dunaliella salina is commonly used in cosmetics and dietary supplements.
Hutt Lagoon also contains the world’s largest microalgae production plant and a commercial supply of brine shrimp, which is used as a specialty feed by prawn and fish farmers.