ATACAMA DESERT by Reuben Wu
Located in Northern Chile, the Atacama Desert is known as the driest place on Earth.
Today is the honorary celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico. The celebration, usually lasting multiple days, takes place at Mexico’s Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City where thousands gather in her honor.
It is said that this image of Our Lady of Guadalupe miraculously appeared on the cloak of St. Juan Diego in 1531, after the Blessed Virgin Mary herself told Juan Diego to gather roses in his cloak.
love the color palette of this pastel bouquet
Lake Hillier sits like a giant punchbowl at the edge of Middle Island in Western Australia’s Recherche Archipelago, surrounded by a thick forest of paperbark and eucalyptus trees. A slender strip of shore separates Lake Hillier from the predictably blue Southern Ocean, highlighting the lake’s otherworldly appearance.
Theories differ on the origins of the lake’s bubblegum hue. Some believe it comes from a dye produced by two microorganisms called Halobacteria and Dunaliella salina, while others suspect the red halophilic bacteria that thrive in the lake’s salt deposits. In any case, the lake’s color isn’t a trick of the light—it’s positively pink, no matter where you look.