This Lake Just Turned the Prettiest Shade of Pink

But please don't go swimming in it.

Westgate Park pink lake in Melbourne, Australia
/Parks Victoria

Even though Rose Quartz is no longer the color of the year, this lake clearly didn't get the memo. After weeks of high salt levels and temperatures in addition to lots of sunlight and little rainfall, the salt lake in Melbourne, Australia's Westgate Park turned a shocking shade of pink this week in a seasonal natural phenomenon.

"Algae growing in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake produces the red pigment (beta carotene) as part of its photosynthesis process and in response to the extremely high salt levels," Parks Victoria explained in a post.

While the natural phenomenon makes the water look beautiful, Parks Victoria warns people to look and not touch.

"Enjoy the views, but we recommend you don't come into with the water," the post reads.

That hasn't stopped people from flocking to the lake, however, to Instagram the pretty pink water.

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🐽 #pinklake #westgatepark #pinklakemelbourne #algae

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Pink lake in Melbourne ❣️ #malamute #alaskanmalamute #pink #pinklake

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Happy Friday everyone!! I was a very happy girl last night. Why? Because Pink!! . Melbourne's very own #PinkLake is pink again! So I took my drone there at sunset - and the colour is stunning ♡♡ . Stay tuned for a couple of more photos of the pink lake and the little green one next to it 😍 . Taken on @djiglobal Phantom 4 with the assistance of @samsungau Galaxy S6

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Rose water. iPhone pic.

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If you want to see if for yourself, you're going to need to go soon. Parks Victoria says the water will return to its normally murky color (seen below) when the weather gets colder and rainier as Australia's summer comes to an end in the coming weeks.

[h/t Time

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