At first glance, it actually looks like two different bodies of water, but it isn't. This is a video, taken by a drone, of the Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City, Utah.

On the one side it looks completely normal, yet on the other it's pink. Why is that?

According to LiveScience, saline loving organisms are a part of the cause of the difference in hue. As they consume the salt in the water, their pigmentation begins to change. These organisms offer a very nice benefit as well, in that their pigment can provide some protection from ultraviolet rays.

Given the fact that the Great Salt Lake is shadeless, those organisms are actually helping protect the area from ultraviolet radiation as well.

It doesn't just that it look pretty, or kinda cool, it's actually doing some good in the Great Salt Lake.