These look fake.
That’s Red Beach in Panjin, China. It’s famous for its vibrant and unusual color, caused by Chenopodiaceae, “a unique variety of alkali-tolerant seaweed that changes from green to red in the fall.” (This particular branch might be known as Suaeda salsa. I hope that’s right; it sure would be fitting.)
I’m having trouble remembering when and where I first stumbled across those images in my feedreader — Was it OneBigPhoto, perhaps? — but the photo collection over at BoredPanda is breathtaking. And so is AmusingPlanet’s. And NewsFiesta’s. Heck, I’m pretty sure I could spend the rest of the afternoon being short of breath over this plain ol’ Flickr search.
O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hand hath made;
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed.