About 70% of our world consists of water! That is the main reason some call our planet the “Blue Planet.” But besides great oceans and stunning rivers, much of the world’s water comprises of lakes.
There millions of lakes in the world, both natural and manmade. Each one of them has its own quality that makes it beautiful. There is a special feeling of calmness one gets by sitting at a lake. If you have never experienced it, you should try it someday.
If you are ever in the vicinity of the ones that we mention here, be sure to check them out.
Laguna Colorada (Bolivia)
The Laguna Colorada is located high up in the Bolivian mountains, just three hours away from Chile’s San Pedro de Atacama. What makes this lake unique is its red hue. The story says that the lake was colored red when the blood of God seeped into it. In reality, it is due to red algae that reside there.
Lake Baikal (Russia)
Found in Siberia, Russia, Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. The depth goes to 1 mile in certain spots. It is also famous for being the home of the world’s only freshwater seals. During winter, the lake transforms into a fairytale when it freezes over. Jagged ice caves are created and bubbles are trapped under the ice creating a remarkable sight.
Dead Sea (Israel & Jordan)
The place where it is impossible to sink. The lake got its name because of high saline levels that prevent any form of aquatic life from surviving there. It also makes it very difficult to swim and inadvisable to do that. Nevertheless, the sight is pretty awesome as the beach shore is lined with palm trees and there is spectacular salt formation around it as well.
Hutt Lagoon (Australia)
The Hutt Lagoon, located in Western Australia, is one of the most famous Australia’s pink lakes. It changes color from bubble gum pink to red or purple. Also, the lake is pretty salty as well. If you capture the moment just before sunset you can witness the lake changing color in front of your very eyes.
Lake Nakuru (Kenya)
Lake Nakuru found in Rift Valley of Kenya is famous for its diverse wildlife. The waters are filled to the brim with algae which bring many feeding flamingos that gather there, making the sight even more remarkable. But you can also see a few lions and leopards come there as well.
Thale Noi (Thailand)
Thale Noi is also known as Lotus Lake. It got its nickname thanks to thousands of beautiful lotus flowers swimming across the surface of the lake. Located in Southern Thailand, it is definitely one of the most beautiful sports to behold in the entire country.