There are countless natural wonders scattered across the globe… Some obvious, some hidden. It’s the ones in our very own backyards that we tend to overlook, or not even know about. For Australia, the most iconic destinations that first cross my mind are the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru. Obvious, and for very good reasons. But the hidden? Well, I’d have to say even I didn’t know this existed in Australia until a few months ago.
After stumbling across an image of a vibrant pink lake that I found floating around the internet, I obsessively continued to spend several hours researching what they were and where I could find them. With minimal and very confusing information found online, I was amazed to find that not only are there very few around the world, but three of them can all be found in Western Australia – the Hutt Lagoon near Kalbarri and the Pink Lake and Lake Hillier near Esperance.
With the timing being quite perfect with an up-coming media trip with Western Australia Tourism, I had the perfect opportunity to experience and share this relatively unknown aspect of Australian beauty. For me, it’s all in the details that are often overlooked; the burning red of our desert sand, the rock formations of our rugged coastline, the colours of each leaf on a gum tree, or the wildflowers found growing in remote areas that make Australia so unique. Or, in this case, a bubblegum pink lake.
So while the rest of the world turned, Luke and I were busy shooting an exciting editorial in one of the most modest and unassumingly beautiful places hidden along the glowing coastline of Western Australia, which we are so excited to share with you very soon!
Photos by Luke Shadbolt
Location @ Hutt Lagoon, Port Gregory, Western Australia