Naturally occurring salt deposits attract my attention. The fractal nature of the earths surface never ceases to amaze me. The lack of recognisable objects in some of these compositions confounds the perception of scale. This gallery is of two locations, the first is Pink Lakes in Victoria. Some of these photographs were taken in 2010 which saw an exceptional flow of water into the normally drier salt pans. Algae (Dunaliella salina ) growing in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake produces the red pigment, (beta carotene) as part of its photosynthesis process. As you might imagine these lakes are extremely saline, but not all that large. The other location is a tidal Eel farm near Loch Sport in Victoria, which is no longer used..