Most beautiful lake of the planet
Earth has created a lot of amazing places that simply amaze with its beauty. However, multi-colored lake, will certainly surprise even the most experienced traveler. Some of these lakes are continuing unusual color due to minerals and chemical substances contained in them, while others are painted in unusual colors only temporarily - due to the action of microorganisms or algae. One thing unites them - they all look like a surrealist fantasy.
Red Lake island of Cyprus
Red Lake on the island of Cyprus.
In Cyprus, there is a lake that is completely painted in blood red color. It is so bright that it can give the impression that it was not water, but really blood. Yeah, this place is good for shooting horror films. The lake water is dead, and the lake is, in general, is not considered. The fact is that this iron ore mine, because of what is created and the bright red color of the water.
Pink Lake in Senegal
Pink Lake Retba. Senegal
Lake Retba - salty and almost lifeless. However, its main advantage, besides the high content of mineral salts, a color that varies from purple to pink gentle resembling the color of strawberry milk shake. The color of the lake give the cyanobacteria that live in its water
Lake Retba. Senegal
The lake is characterized by the fact that the depth rarely exceeds three meters. However, here it is necessary to sink a lot of hard - the concentration of salt in 1, 2 times higher than in the Dead Sea. By the way, it was a small depth of the lake has caused him such an unusual color; once Retba was normal seawater lagoon, which is then turned into an ordinary salt lake, and in the 1970s, during the worst droughts, became shallow and has become the color that has glorified him for the rest of the planet. Lake Laguna Verde
Laguna Verde. She lake Potosi. Bolivia
This salt lake is located in Bolivia and has a green color, because it is located at the foot of the volcano. Due to the weight of minerals and many other substances and water becomes saturated emerald.
Red Lake in Bolivia
Laguna Colorado. Bolivia
Bolivia is another colorful lake - the largest salt lake Laguna Colorado, located in the National Reserve Eduardo Abaroa Province in the south-western part. It is painted in bright red. However, this time it is not only in sedimentary rocks, but also pigmentation of algae, abundant proizrostaet there.
The red color of the lake well in harmony with the pink flamingos that live there, and the beaches covered with white crystals of borax.
Colored Lake Kelimutu in Indonesia
This is a very beautiful place, since they are not one, but three lakes, which were formed directly in the crater of the volcano on the island of Florence. All three lakes have different colors, which together looks just magical. The lake is located very close to each other and can change the color of the water. At different times, the lake is turquoise then green, then red then brown and may even be black.
According to environmentalists, the color of the water changes depending on the place in it of chemical reactions. These chemical reactions occur between various minerals and gas. According to the stories skilled in chemical reactions red hue occurs when iron and hydrogen sulfide reaction, the green color occurs at the high concentration of sulfuric and hydrochloric acids. Locals develop his theory associated with the souls of dead relatives. If the water is green or blue souls of ancestors are calm, if the liquid is dark red or black - is preceded by an angry spirit of the dead.
The lakes were named according to the legend, which is tied to each pond. West Lake, it is separated from the others kilometer space rock, called "Lake Starikov" (Tivu-Ata Mboup). In this lake, according to legend, are the souls of people who have lived their lives with dignity and died of old age. This lake match with the knowledge and wisdom that come with age. Tsentaralnoe Lake Tivu-Nua Muri-Koog-Thai named after the young, literally, is "Lake of boys and girls." In this lake the legend goes, young soul, and, therefore, its color changes frequently.
Sunset on colored lakes of Kelimutu volcano. Indonesia
Recently, "The Enchanted Lake" - Tivu-Ata Polo. It is the legend keeps the souls of evildoers, it is also called "the lake of evil souls." According to its location Lake Tivu-Nua Muri-Koog-Tai and Tivu-Ata Polo have a thin partition from the rock that symbolizes the legend of the fine line between good and evil. Especially for the inspection of colorful flowers lake was installed an observation deck at the top of Kelimutu. It is from this place you can see the bright colors of the lake at sunrise or sunset.
Lake Lake Pukaki in New Zealand
square off blue waters of Lake Pukaki in New Zealand
Lake Pukaki Lake is located at an altitude of almost 500 meters, near Canterbury, nearly a hundred miles from Timaru. The lake is huge - an area just over 50 square kilometers. The main rivers of New Zealand, Tasman and Hooker fall exactly into the lake of Lake Pukaki. Water temperature rarely rises above seven degrees. Age of the lake, according to the calculations of scientists, approximately 16-18 thousand years ...
Water Lake Pukaki lake can be characterized by individual, by its color, calling her glacial blue. Colorful lake was formed by glaciers that melted away many years ago. By meltwater lake is replenished and on this day. But the special color of the water is achieved through the microparticles contained in the water. Lake five colors in China
Lake five colors, Jiuzhaigou Valley
Lake five colors in China is located in the territory of the most picturesque valleys - Jiuzhaigou. This is one of the most beautiful and mysterious waters on the planet, which studies still put scientists in a deadlock. Feature of "five colors" that from time to time the water in the lake changes its color.
Its color varies from time to time, from yellow to dark green, but most of the time the water is rough and blue. It is a place shrouded in many mysteries and puzzles, while many neighboring lakes periodically shallow and dries, the water level in the reservoir is always constant. Five flowers do not freeze in winter, although all the neighboring lakes are covered with ice. For this reason, the locals are afraid of and sensitive to these places.
Asphalt lake Pitch Lake
A natural phenomenon - the asphalt lake Pitch Lake in Trinidad
Pitch Lake (English Pitch Lake -. Lake bitumen) - lake, consisting of pure liquid asphalt, located in the south-west of the island of Trinidad near the municipality of La Brea. It has an area of about 40 hectares and a depth of about 80 m. Asphalt reserves are estimated at more than 6 million tons, of which tens of thousands are mined every year. At current production levels, the lake will be a renewable source of asphalt for 400 years.
This is the world's largest natural reservoir of asphalt was discovered by Walter Raleigh in 1595, which immediately found a use for it - asphalt used for osmolki wooden hull of a ship. He is currently a tourist attraction, which for the year is visited by about 20 thousand. Man. In addition, the lake is mined high quality asphalt which is exported.
According to legend, at the place where the lake is located, was a settlement Cheema Indians. After defeating the enemy tribe of Indians made a feast to feast, where they ate a large number of sacred birds hummingbirds, forgetting that according to legends they are spirits of their ancestors. As punishment, the gods of the earth and caused razverznuli resin lake, engulfed the whole village and its inhabitants. neon lake
An amazing natural phenomenon in one of Australia Gipslendskih lakes. This lake is a result of microbial activity was light blue light, like a big neon lamp.
An incomparable beauty of the spectacle, and a very rare natural phenomenon.
Lake death. Sicily
Very dangerous place on Earth is considered unlucky Acid Lake or Lake of Death - a large body of water located on Sicily. On the shores of the lake there is no vegetation and animals, even birds do not fly over the lead-gray water. Swim in this lake is extremely dangerous. The reason is that the water of the lake in a large concentration of sulfuric acid contained.
Russia From Above: "Crater Lake". Acid lake in the crater of Malyi Semyachik Volcano in Kamchatka. (Photo by Sergey Fomin)
Sour Lake is located in Kamchatka, in the crater of the volcano Paleo Semyachik. The waters of the lake, by dissolving the gas phase are saturated acids. The beautiful bright green color of the lake located in the water caused by tiny particles of sulfur which are issued from the depths fumaroles volcano. To taste the water of the lake piping - sour. And the amount of salt in the water is much higher than in seawater.