Pink rivers doesn’t only exist in fairy tales, but on Earth too!
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 24-Sep-2017
Ottawa, September 24: We are not bluffing. There’s a real pink bubble gum coloured river in Canada. The Cameron Falls in Alberta Wateron Lakes National Park is a rare sight worthy of any travelling experience. The river has crystal-clear water but on abnormal days, these falls are nothing short of a miracle.
It’s no witchcraft of a remote land, nor the deception of Photoshop, but a sediment called agrolite that gets mixed with the river water when it rains heavily. This sediment makes the river appear pink or tomato-red, depending on the amount of light falling on it. The river with a touch of pink looks nothing less than a waterfall out of a fairytale, but only few have been fortunate enough to behold this spectacular phenomenon. One such person is Rochelle Coffey, who not just saw the pink river but also the magnificent process of the river slowly changing its colour. “Earlier in the day there was heavy rainfall, which isn’t uncommon, but the conditions must have been just right to bring down that much sediment,” said Coffey. Interestingly, Coffey has been visiting falls for six years and always went back home with photos of normally clear water. But this time, she got lucky!
It is surreal and has been a major attraction for tourists and photographers from all over the world. These photographers say that the best time to see the river change colour is summer or spring seasons, which are seasons of heavy rainfall. If you’re a connoisseur of nature’s beautiful assets then this must fall into your bucket list.