The MOST AMAZING lakes of the WORLD
Because the lake is a closed basin, they are literally tanks for experimental mixes. They can happen strange chemical reactions, but also to emerge anomalous creatures that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Tonle SAP, Cambodia
The unique ecosystem of the Tonle SAP in Cambodia is hard to classify as a lake or river.
In the dry season the Tonle SAP water goes into the Mekong river, but during the monsoon the water flow is so intense that it literally makes back from the river, thereby forming the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. It especially differs in that its course is twice a year changes in the opposite direction.
Because of these unusual conditions, the region is a treasure trove in terms of biological diversity, and it was named a biosphere by UNESCO.
Crater lake, USA
After a large-scale eruption of mount Mazama in Central American state of Oregon 7 700 years ago left a huge Caldera 600 meters deep into the mountains. Despite the complete absence of supply sources, the crater of mount Mazama gradually, over thousands of years, filled with just rainfall.
Today it is the second deepest lake in North America, and its waters are the most transparent, cleanest and least polluted in the world.
Lake Baikal, Russia
A huge body of water in Russia is really unusual. It is the oldest and deepest lake in the world, besides, it is the second largest on the planet and contains almost the purest water. Unknown it remained filled for 25 million years, and at present the lake holds 20 percent of fresh water of the whole Earth.
Two-thirds of 1 700 species that call lake Baikal their home, anywhere in the world will not meet. It is not surprising that in 1996 the region was included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
The Lake Vanda, Antarctica
The saltiest lake in the world was discovered in Antarctica. The salinity of the water exceeds the salinity of the lake Assal 10 times. Lake Vanda is permanently covered with 4 meter layer of transparent ice. But the lower layers of the lake have a temperature of +23°.
The Lake Of Death, Italy
One of the most dangerous lakes, bathing in which is deadly to humans, is located in Sicily. The lake is devoid of all life, even the banks no vegetation. Scientists who studied the lake, found at the bottom of the lake two sources which emit sulfuric acid into the water. It makes the lake dangerous to all living things.
Lake Natron in Tanzania
Another lake of death – lake Natron in Tanzania. Surprising color of the water surface is bright red. When you look at the pictures, they look like reproductions of the artist-science fiction, depicting a distant planet. In the water of this lake there are practically no living organisms, but they are cultivating their young flamingos, they make nests on small Islands of salt crystals.
In the breeding season there is going to 2.5 million birds. Unusual color of the water in this lake is created by the cyanobacteria, and the interesting fact that where the lake is deeper, more intense color there.
The lake of Ojos del Salado, Argentina
This lake is situated above all – 6390 meters above sea level. Therefore, almost all year round it is in a frozen state. At this altitude, much less oxygen, so the beauty of this Alpine gem not long to enjoy. It is located in the Andes between Argentina and Chile.
Lake Toba, Sumatra
Lake Toba is a tourist attraction of Sumatra. It is the largest lake, formed by volcanic activity. But it was a long time, about 70,000 years ago. Nowadays this lake can attract tourists not only for its size, but also local prices for service, a hotel on the island in the middle of the lake only costs $ 2.
Peyto lake in Canada belongs to the category of color lakes. The water has a stunning bright turquoise color, all this thanks to melt water from the glaciers surrounding it. These waters in the summer bring some of the minerals, so the water and has such a color.