Blood-red abandoned salt mines at Lake Sivash in Crimea in pictures

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Is this bloody water?

This amazing algae colors blood-red an abandoned salt mine in Crimea. Awesome!

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Fantastic pictures of abandonned salt mine at Lake Sivash in Crimea. Photo: Sergey Anashkevych

The lake of Sivash, also known as the Rotten Sea, was once host to a Soviet Union salt mine. As it was abandoned (like this one), the shallow water and wooden structures remained behind.

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red water produced by halobacteria at abandonned salt mine at Lake Sivash in Crimea. Photo: Sergey Anashkevych

These magical colors and stunning views are due to the continuous evaporation and an algae known as halobacteria.

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Eerie landscape of abandonned salt mine at Lake Sivash in Crimea. Photo: Sergey Anashkevych

These beautiful pictures were captured by Crimean photographer Sergey Anashkevych.

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Salt on wood and red water at abandonned salt mine at Lake Sivash in Crimea. Photo: Sergey Anashkevych

Probably a tribute to his land being invaded by Russia!

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