Howz Soltan salt lake is still full of water despite the arrival of the very hot season in Qom, which leads to an increase in the amount of single-celled algae that reacts to the water evaporation.

The algae produces beta-carotene, a pigment that is in fact a type of red-coloured vitamin. It causes the water of Howz Soltan lake to turn stunningly red.

What follows are YJC’s photos of Howz Soltan lake in central Iran:

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