August 22nd, 2012
Took my mom hiking at Pink Lake in the Gatineau, and took the landscape lens along for a change.
Under the right conditions, Pink Lake is a deep, turquoise green, like
something you'd expect to see in the tropics. It can be hard to capture the
color on camera (my camera anyway), but it did come out in this one:
Trivia courtesy of www.canadascapital.gc.ca
"With no oxygen at the bottom of Pink Lake, there is only one organism that
lives in its depths--an anaerobic prehistoric organism. It is a pink
photosynthetic bacterium that uses sulphur instead of oxygen when it
transforms sunlight into energy.
Pink Lake is also home to the three-spined stickleback fish, a saltwater fish
left behind by the Champlain Sea that used to cover the region. This little
saltwater fish adapted to the lake's gradual desalination and today lives in
the lake's fresh water."