Lakes are a large extension of freshwater or saltwater and there are countless of them around the world. They vary in depth, length and volume, and are found all over the globe. Beside of being a great opportunity to study the biodiversity as also a tourist attraction to the travelers.
Their formation is due to the tectonic plate’s movements, the glaciers and volcanoes action, and even because of the human through the creation of dams.
Some of the millions of lakes have unique characteristics which turn them into an exotic attraction for the eyes. Here you’ll see a 5 top list of the most uncommon or peculiar lakes around the globe.
Abraham Lake, Canada
Abraham is an artificial lake from 1972, when the Bighorn dam was built. It’s situated in the North Saskatchewan river, to the west of the Canadian city Alberta, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
Its particularity of the multiple frozen bubbles is because of the cold temperature that creates a large column as the frosty weather increases. The lake has a surface of 53,7 km2 and a length of 32km. Photographers considered the place as one of the most picturesque and unique in its type given the extraordinary pics the landscape can offer.
“The bubbles are due to the action of the vegetation that grows in the seabed. These plants release methane, but before getting to the surface it freezes which provokes iced bubbles. Like that, the joining of the bubbles ends up creating a series of columns that the coldest the lake water, the deepest would be these columns. This phenom happens during the months of winter”, says the ecured spokesmen.
Kawah Ijen, Indonesia
Indonesia has some of the most striking natural resources of the world and one of them is the mightiest volcano the Kawah Iken, yet it’s unexpectable what it can be found in the top of it. A stunning turquoise color lake.
Famous for its beauty but also for its singular toxicity caused by the intense activity that releases toxic gases like sulfuric acid. The lake can be only visited for a few minutes because of the danger it represents to the human body.
Charco de Los Clicos, Lanzarote
The interior of the large crater opens to the sea known as El Golfo is home to the Lago Verde or Charco de Los Clicos. It was formed by the surface of sea water, given the unique topography of the terrain. This lake has been declared a Natural Reserve, so bathing is prohibited and is integrated within the same protection networks as the “Parque Natural de Los Volcanes”
Connected to the sea by underground cracks and separated from it by a black sand beach that is perhaps one of the fundamental factors that generate an imposing visual contrast. Specialists say that their color is due to the presence of a large number of suspended plant organisms.
Lake Natron, Tanzania
Also known as “The Lake of Death”, this is one of the most imposing wonders of Tanzania. Located in the Great Rift Valley, its characteristic reddish dye is what made it popular throughout the world.
It has a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius and an alkaline PH of between 9 and 10.5 degrees, so its reputation for being able to petrify animals in a short time due to its high content of bicarbonate sodium.
Its color is mainly due to the algae inside, the only living beings living in its waters. It is undoubtedly one of the most visited and convened tourist center’s worldwide.
Lake Hillier, Australia
This awkward lake is located in the largest island of the archipelago known as Recherche and it’s closed to the Esperance Coast, in Australia. Its characteristic bubble gum color amazed the tourists who are attracted to the odd events in the world.
There’s no scientific explanation why the color of the lake is bubble gum. Experts assume that it comes from a pigment generated by the microorganisms which live in the crust of salt.
“Lake Hillier is about 600 meters in length and it’s amongst a sand border and a leafy forest of bark paper and eucalyptus trees. A narrow strip of sand dunes covered of vegetation separates the lake from the blue Antarctic Ocean”, details the australia.com spokesmen.