Compared the majesty of oceans, it’s easy to overlook the beauty of lakes. And while some lakes look dull, there is no shortage of amazingly colorful ones that are nothing short of picture perfect. Journey etc. recently rounded up 8 of the most fascinating lakes in the world.
Jiuzhaigou is not the name of a lake but is a town in China which is home to a good number of green, turquoise, and blue lakes. The lakes are locally known as the Haizi or meaning the Son of the Sea. You will be able to see the bottom of these lakes because of the very clear waters which were from glacier activity.
Kelimutu is actually a volcano with three craters on its summit that have lakes in different colors. The green one is the Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai. The blue lake is known as the Tiwu Ata Mbupu. The third lake which is reddish is called the Tiwu Ata Polo. According to geologists, the different colors of the lakes is due to fumaroles or openings on the crust of the earth.
Found in Bolivia, the color of the water in Laguna Colorada is due to algae pigmentation and the red sediments. This lake is also home to flamingos and other bird species. The Laguna Colorada is considered a seasonal lake which means it goes through a cycle of evaporation through the different months of the year and causes the formation of borax islands.
Located in the higher plains in the south western portion of Bolivia, the color of Laguna Verde’s waters is due to the high deposits of the copper. The area is also famous for hot springs and the picture perfect environment around Laguna Verde.
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