This breathtaking, pink lake may look like a Martian landscape but its distinctive waters make it one of the unique wonders of the Crimean Peninsula.
The opulent hues of the Koyashskoye Salt Lake vary from peachy pinks to dusky scarlets, with extra-terrestrial-looking boulders dotted in its crimson waters.
The beautiful expanse of blood-red water was captured during the entirety of a single day by Ukrainian photographer Sergey Anashkevych, who sought to explore the effect different light had on the three-mile expanse.
The vibrant colours can be attributed to the Dunaliella algae, which thrives in salty water and in some conditions multiplies rapidly, causing the red colour.
Sergey said: ‘In the spring the lake colour is tenderly pink in spring – and bright-red during the summer hot pink.
‘Locals love the lake, but fortunately it is still not widely known to tourists.
‘The air is very humid there and very salty and because of the salt in the air you have a feeling that the air is sticky.
‘Because of the salt, your skin, clothes and equipment end up covered by this sticky, thin film.’