3 Pink Katydid
Although katydids, which resemble crickets, are often green, recent study reveals that pink is the genetically dominant color in North American katydids, which affects the coloration of progeny. For many years, scientists thought that katydids’ pink, as well as yellow and orange, colors resulted from a genetic abnormality caused by recessive genes, which is the lack of the typical green pigment, somewhat like albinism in humans.
Researchers at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans have discovered fresh evidence during the past ten years demonstrating the reverse. They have demonstrated that pink is a dominant characteristic while green is a recessive one. This indicates that, contrary to past views, the child of a green and pink katydid will be pink.
The brilliant coloration of the pink katydids provides less concealment than the green colouring, which is thought to be the reason for their scarcity. A Cajun proverb states that if a pink katydid lands on your shoulder on Valentine’s Day, you will discover true love that year if you travel to the New Orleans region if you want to witness one in the wild.
2 Lake Retba, Senegal
Senegal’s Lake Retba has idyllic white beaches, but they are not quite what they appear. Lake Retba matches the notoriously saline Dead Sea in terms of salinity, and the majority of its white beaches are made of pure salt. Lac Rose is a reference to the lovely tint of pink that characterizes it during the dry season. (Due to salinity, the waters’ hue changes continuously throughout the year.)
The algae Dunaliella, which also gives other pink bodies of water in the world their pink tint, is the cause of the color.
At some seasons of the year, the lake can even seem blood red due to a mix of minerals, algae, and intense sun.
With order to preserve their skin from the excessive salinity, salt collectors must spend entire days mining salt from the lake bed. They do this by slathering themselves in shea butter.
1 Okinawa Cherry Blossoms
There are many places in the globe where cherry blossoms are popular, such as Vancouver and Washington, D.C., but Okinawa, Japan is the best location to view the pinkest flowers. Around the middle of February, it is the first region in Japan to have cherry tree blooms; in contrast, the rest of the nation has flowers closer to April and into May.
The cherry blossoms are highly regarded in Japan. Hanami, which translates to “gazing at flowers,” is a popular activity that picnickers partake in various orchards around the nation during the cherry blossom season. Why then are cherry blossoms regarded so highly in Japan? Their brief bloom is a reflection of the Japanese cultural tradition that values beauty’s transient character. Cherry blossom season, which begins on April 1, coincides with the start of the Japanese school year and the new fiscal year. They are also simply stunningly lovely.