Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is situated north of the Cap Vert Peninsula in Senegal, northeast of Dakar. The lake's harmless bacteria makes it pink while it's high salt content makes in easy to float on
The ray of light peeking through the crack creates a blinding effect on the subject. The light is so bright that it blinds her vision, covering her eyes in the photo. The black and white filter makes the ray of light even more bright.