One of the largest lakes in Turkey, spanning 600 square miles, is the Tuz Golu Lake. On the outskirts of the town Askaray, it sits in Central Turkey and is one of the largest hypersaline lakes of the world.
Quite often, the lake plays a host to Dunaliella salinas algae that turns the lake into a blood red color.
The red color is so rich that anyone, looking at the lake without being aware about the algae would be horrified, thinking it to be a pool of blood mixed with the lake’s water. (Well not everyone knows about algae…)! These pictures of the mighty Tuz Goku were clicked very recently. Take a look!