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IN Travel & Adventure ON 29 Oct, 2016
Nature has blessed our planet with some incredibly beautiful hills, waterfalls, beaches, lakes, forests and the likes that have taught us what natural beauty is all about. However, it sounds surprising that about 71 percent of earth's surface is made up of water and still we have ample space of dry land to walk and drive around. Water bodies like oceans, seas, rivers, and lakes dominate our planet and add to its beauty.
Out of all the scenic locations, lakes are the most captivating of all. The serene water bodies that ooze tranquility and harmony are our planet's ornaments; they not only adorn nature but also inspire us to appreciate life. The still waters and surreal aura of a lake cannot be described in words; no wonder, the poet in us wakes up when we think or actually visit such water bodies.
Now you've understood what's on my mind today, let me waste no further time and take you through the 10 most amazing lakes in the world.
Displaying different colors at different times of the day, Plitvice lake is located in the Plitvice National Park, Croatia. From gray to blue, to green to azure, the changing display of hues is a result of different angles of sunlight falling on it besides being influenced by the organisms and minerals in the water.
Looking irresistibly beautiful during winters with its turquoise ice formations, Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. This 5,387 feet deep lake is also one of the most ancient lakes on earth and has a plethora of various species of plants and organisms.
This man made lake is popular for its frozen bubbles that can be seen during winters. These frozen bubbles are nothing but methane gas released when the bacteria at the bottom of the lake enjoys decomposing organic matter like plants and animals that die and sink in the lake. In winters, methane gas is unable to evaporate from the lake's surface and gets trapped just below the ice surface in the form of bubbles.
Spectacular and eerie at the same time, the Spotted Lake in Osoyoos, Canada gets its name from the multitude of spots on its surface. The water of this lake is known for housing world's highest concentration of minerals, mainly magnesium sulfate, and sodium and calcium sulfate. These spots are a result of magnesium sulfate getting crystallized during summer. Besides, the water of this lake has therapeutic properties that can cure a number of diseases.
Also known as the pink water lake, Lake Hillier has continued to amaze not only the regular humans but also the scientists worldwide for its mysterious pink color. Unlike other pink water lakes that derive its color from the algae, this particular lake in Western Australia has its own deep pink color that retains its color even when transferred to a container.
Surrounded by majestic hills and vibrant flowers, Lake Tekapo has the most beautiful blue colored water that will leave you speechless. You can enjoy the best view from the astronomical observatory situated at Mount John.
One of the most photographed places in the world, Maligne Lake is located in Jasper National Park in Alberta. The three glaciers that are visible from the lake add to the splendor of this vibrant blue lake. If that wasn't enough, the surrounding hills render it a postcard setting look.
Resting peacefully in the southwest Bolivia, on the border of Chile, this 15,000-acre shallow salt lake is lined with white islands of borax deposits. The lake gets its tinted red hue from the algae that have made it their home. A large number of endangered James flamingos flock this plankton rich lake, making it all the more attractive and amazing.
Breathtakingly beautiful, Lake Isabelle is a popular hiking destination situated in the Indian peaks of Colorado. You can get the finest views of Navajo and Apache peaks from this location.
Formed as a result of Mount Mazama's collapse 7,700 years ago, Crater lake is the deepest in the American continent and among the ten deepest lakes in the world. With no other water bodies connected to it, this lake has the purest form of water with no pollutants around. Looking spectacular, especially in winter, the lake is also known for a tree that has been standing in it since a century.