Have you ever thought what colour does water has? I have always thought that it is transparent. However, in childhood, we just painted it blue. But actually, I have seen so many different colours of water that makes me confused. Water is amazing!
Things which might seem to be transparent actually have a colour! And it is not just about the water…
But if we talk about the water I have seen, then I can’t really name the colour of it. Because:
It is blue!
I saw this is Mexico, Yucatan. Such a bright blue water was in cenotes. A cenote is a water reservoir which has filtered through limestone. I don’t know does it matter if we talk about the colour of it but this was kind of a cold water. I just hadn’t seen before such bright blue water.
It is turquoise!
Also this water I saw in Mexico, Quintana Roo. Particularly Tulum. Comparing to the previous one this colour I could call light bluish or greenish or turquoise. I love this colour! And the temperature of it was really warm. It is super clear which means that it is possible to see all the marine life, for example, fishes and even turtles and rayas.
It is green!
Green water I saw in Austria. There is a place called Grüner See. It is a lake in Styria, Austria in a village called Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests. The name “Green Lake” originated because of its emerald-green water. The clean and clear water comes from the snowmelt from the karst mountains and has a temperature of 6–7 °C (43–45 °F). During winter, the lake is only 1–2 m (3–7 ft) deep and the surrounding area is used as a county park.
However, in spring, when the temperature rises and snow melts, the basin of land below the mountains fills with water. The lake reaches its maximum depth of around 12 m (39 ft) from mid-May to June and is claimed to look the most beautiful at this time. In July, the water begins to recede.
So if you plan to visit this place, try to do it around May-June!
It is pink!
It might seem unrealistic but it is completely real! Imagine – pink water! This picture is taken in Mexico, but there are some other countries where it is possible to see this phenomenon of pink water.
The explanation why it is pink is because of the plant which gives pink pigment. The same thing why flamingos turn pink. More they eat the plant, pinker they get! I was absolutely amazed by this water! It is also super salty!!!
Mayans used to use it for salt. In Spanish salt is “sal” and this where the word “salary” comes from. Salt used to be a salary of Mayans. Nowadays, with salary, we understand other things but the background comes from here!
Have you seen other unique colours of water? I find it really interesting to see how different they can be. However, it might be transparent, the world gives them pigment which makes it unique. It just additional quality of the environment. Sometimes in a good way, sometimes not. I have seen really clear water and also the opposite and it can characterize the place so well! I will never get tired of exploring for more!