The most beautiful and interesting lakes of our planet
Crater Lake (Crater Lake) – is located on the territory of Lake Crater, Oregon National Park 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). The fame of this lake was brought by its amazing bright blue water and pacifying surrounding view.
Lake Bled is one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes, located in the Krajina region of Slovenia. This lake has a tectonic origin: after the end of the Ice Age, the glacier deepened the natural tectonic trough, giving it its present form. The pool was filled with water, as a result of which the lake of Bled appeared.
The main attraction of Lake Bled is an island located in its western part.
Lake 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 the 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 (Laguna Verde) – the name of this lake, located in the mountains, at the foot of the volcano Linkabour, in the south-west of Bolivia, is derived from the Spanish Laguna Verde. Verde is translated as “green”. Placed at an altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level, the lake really has a green hue. This color pond gave a high concentration of copper.
Laguna Colorado (Laguna Colorada)
Laguna Colorado (Laguna Colorada) – another colored lake, whose name translates as “red lake”. The red shade of the lake has arisen due to the presence of bora dissolved in water, formed by deposits of seaweed. This shallow salt lake is located in the north of the Altiplano desert, in Bolivia.
Laguna Colorado is a favorite habitat for colonies of pink flamingos. A large population of these birds lives here. In the dry season, this lake dries up, leaving only fancy brown-covered, red islands.
Baikal is the deepest lake on the planet, representing a deep cleft (maximum depth 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, in which more than 20% of the world’s surface freshwater resources are concentrated.
And most importantly, Baikal is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
Lake Bande Amir (Band-e Amir)
Bande 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. Lake Bande Haybat is the deepest. The average depth of this reservoir reaches revenge of 150 meters. The lakes are surrounded by limestone tuff rocks that enrich the water of these lakes with carbon dioxide, which gives Bande Amir a bright blue color.
Since 2008, the territory of Bande Amir has been declared the National Park of Afghanistan.
Peyto Lake) is a glacier-fueled lake in the Canadian Rockies in Canada. Part of the Banff National Park. Peyto Lake is famous for its transparent pale blue waters and magnificent landscapes, because it is one of the main natural attractions of the country.
Salar de Uyuni (Salar de Uyuni)
Salar de Uyuni (Salar de Uyuni) is a dry salt lake located in the south of the desert plain of the Altiplano, 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 thickness of the deposits is 10 meters. According to estimates, it contains more than 10 billion tons of salt.
During heavy rains, when the Uyuni Solonchak 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 cascade 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. The foliage and branches of trees that have fallen into the water are covered with calcephils (chalky plants), which, withering away, become stony and form solid sediments covering the rivers. Water gradually erodes them, and new waterfalls are formed.
The water color in the Plitvice Lakes varies with the concentration of microorganisms, minerals and the angle of incidence of sunlight.
Lake Garda (Lake Garda)
Garda (Lake Garda) – 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 are resort towns with houses with terracotta roofs and quiet, pebble beaches.