'Paint explotion' on a salt pan by Boyan Ortse (1 images)

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An 'explosion' of colour on a salt pan is caused by a mixture of algae and a chemical reaction.

Boyan Ortse captured this photo from his drone showing a platform and pipeline on the Hutt Lagoon, Western Australia.

The vibrant red colour is caused by variable algal concentrations and the vivid red is created in the evaporation ponds. The color indicates the salinity of the ponds, but the yellow is believed to be caused by a chemical reaction.

Boyan, 27,...
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