The most beautiful and interesting lakes of our planet
Crater Lake (Crater Lake)
Crater Lake is located in the crater Lake National Park of Oregon in the Western United States. This lake of volcanic origin is striking in its beauty, in addition-it is the deepest lake in the United States (594 m). This lake is famous for its amazing bright blue water and its peaceful surroundings.
Lake bled (Lake Bled)
Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe, located in the Slovenian region of krajna. This lake has a tectonic origin: after the end of the Ice age, the glacier deepened the natural tectonic depression, giving it the shape that still exists today. The pool filled with water, resulting in the creation of Bled lake.
The main attraction of lake Bled is an island located in its Western part.
The Lake Of Pangong-TSO (Pangong Tso)
Pangong TSO is a drainless lake located in the Himalayas in India and China (60%) at an altitude of 4350 meters above sea level. It is 134 km long and 5 km wide at its widest point. Despite the salinity of the waters of this lake, it freezes completely in winter.
Pangong TSO is famous for its beautiful views of the mountains of Tibet and the Chang La pass.
Laguna Verde (Laguna Verde)
Laguna Verde-the name of this lake, located in the mountains, at the foot of the volcano Linkabur, in the South-West of Bolivia comes from the Spanish Laguna Verde. Verde means “green”. Located at an altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level, the lake really has a green hue. This color was given to the reservoir by a high concentration of copper.
Colorado Lagoon (Laguna Colorada)
Laguna Colorada is another colored lake whose name translates as “red lake”. The red hue of the lake was due to the presence of borax dissolved in the water, formed by deposits of seaweed. This shallow salt lake is located in the North of the Altiplano desert, in Bolivia.
The Colorado lagoon is a favorite habitat for colonies of pink flamingos. It is home to a large population of these birds. In the dry season, this lake dries up, leaving only fancy brown-covered, red Islands.
Baikal is the deepest lake on the planet, which is a deep crevice (maximum depth of 1637 m) filled with water. The lake is located in the southern part of Eastern Siberia.
Baikal is also the largest natural reservoir of the purest fresh water, which contains more than 20% of the world’s surface fresh water reserves.
And most importantly, Baikal is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Band-e Amir lake (Band-e Amir)
Band-e Amir (Band — e Amir) is a chain of six turquoise lakes located at an altitude of 3 km above sea level, in the Hindu Kush mountains, Afghanistan. Bande Haibat lake is the deepest. The average depth of this reservoir reaches a vengeance of 150 meters. The lakes are surrounded by rocks made of calcareous tuff, which enriches the water of these lakes with carbon dioxide, which gives Banda Amir a bright blue color.
Since 2008, the Bande Amir territory has been declared a national Park of Afghanistan.
Peyto Lake (Peyto Lake)
Peyto Lake Is a glacier-fed lake in the Canadian Rockies in Canada. It is part of the Banff national Park. Peyto lake is famous for its clear, pale blue waters and magnificent scenery, so it is one of the main natural attractions of the country.
The Uyuni salt flats (Salar de Uyuni)
Salar de Uyuni is a dry salt lake located in the South of the Altiplano desert plain, in Bolivia. The area of this natural mirror is 10,582 km2, and it is one of the largest salt marshes in the world. Closer to the center of the lake, the sediment thickness is 10 meters. It is estimated that it contains more than 10 billion tons of salt.
During heavy rains, when the Uyuni salt Marsh is covered with water, the surface of this lake turns into a real mirror.
Plitvice lakes (Plitvice Lakes)
Plitvice Lakes (Plitvice Lakes) — a chain of 16 large and many small cascading lakes, spread over an area of 217 hectares in the national Park of the same name in Croatia.
This is one of the few places on earth where new waterfalls are born every year. Fallen into the water leaves and branches from trees are covered with calcefiles (Cretaceous plants), which, dying, turn to stone and form solid deposits that overlap the river. Water gradually erodes them, and new waterfalls are formed.
The color of the water in Plitvice lakes changes depending on the concentration of microorganisms, minerals, and the angle of incidence of sunlight.
Lake Garda (Lake Garda)
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, located near the southern foot of the Alps. Lake Garda is an endless number of magnificent landscapes: mountain peaks with snow caps, hot springs, palm trees, olive, orange and lemon groves. On the southern shore of the lake there are resort towns with houses with terracotta roofs and quiet, pebble beaches. The Northern, narrow and long part of the lake resembles a fjord-because of the high ridges that surround it.
Hamilton Pool (Hamilton Pool)
Hamilton Pool (Hamilton Pool) — this underground lake appeared in the U.S. state of Texas as a result of the collapse of the limestone dome of the underground river. Now this deepened lake is surrounded by caves, from the edges of which a real waterfall pours in heavy rains. The waters of the underground river that feeds Hamilton Pool lake flow into the nearby Pedernales river. Since the lake is located in a nature reserve, you can only get to it on foot. Swimming in the lake is limited, however, as well as visiting the natural Park itself, which is open only until 17 hours.