Lake Baikal is unique in all the characteristics of a mountain lake. It is located in the center of Eurasia, in Siberia, on the border of Irkutsk region and Buryatia. Larger than some European countries. The length from North to South is 636 km From West to East to 81 km.
The lake basin shape falls into the river. It is considered that Baikal is nourished by 336 rivers. However, a number of small streams reaches one thousand, and each of them contributes to the filling of the lake. Flows out of Grand lake only one Hangar. Each year the Hangar comes out of the lake about 60 cubic kilometers of water, feeding and supplying clean drinking water to nearby cities.
From space Baikal resembles a blue Crescent. And in it is another. This is Olkhon island, the largest and only inhabited island of lake Baikal, in the shape of the lake. All in all, the Baikal there are 30 Islands, many of which have unique vegetation, therefore here should go and relax in the recreation Chara .
Baikal is probably the oldest of the existing lakes on Earth. According to various sources his age is from 10 thousand to 25 million years. However, the process of crust formation in these regions is not yet over. And daily local seismographs celebrate underground and underwater tremors. This means that the terrain continues to change.
In Algeria there is a wonderful lake, which is completely filled with ink! It is located near the city of Sidi Bel Abbes. In this amazing waterfront there’s nothing living, there cannot be seen nor fish, nor any plants, because the ink is created by nature not suitable for life, solely for writing. Among scholars on account of the origin of the lake there were long disputes, and more recently, they have come to believe that this phenomenon is due to the composition of the two rivers that flow into the lake.
The fact that the waters of a river full of a great amount of iron dissolved in them, and in the waters of the other rivers contain a variety of organic compounds, are taken in the river valley peat bogs. When rivers join together during chemical reactions appear ink.
Because of this, unique content in the ink lake is completely absent flora and fauna, even swimming in it is prohibited, because it is very dangerous for health, and the process of laundering from the ink will take a long time.
The local population has its own legends about the origin of this wonderful lake. One of those places where there is a lake, walked the devil himself, to tempt people to sin and bought the souls of mortals. And the Treaty between mortals and the devil Continue reading
Nature has generously endowed Switzerland, and not surprisingly the fact that the residents of this West-European countries differ extremely peaceful by nature and complaisance. After all, when you live among such beauty, something special begin to feel the value and meaning of human life. Not in vain in the vicinity of the most famous in Europe, of lake Geneva, they found peace of mind and were inspired by many artists of international renown.
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Here in different times were removed from the Madding crowd writers Vladimir Nabokov and Graham Greene, the stars of the big screen Charlie Chaplin and Audrey Hepburn, rock singer Freddie mercury and the musicians from the band Deep Purple. Indeed, in the azure waters of this, the second largest freshwater lake in Europe, which reflects capped with snow peaks Alpine peaks, it is impossible not to fall in love. Located on the very border between France and Switzerland, a large portion of the lake of Geneva belongs to the latter. It has a Crescent shape, stretching from West to East more than 70 kilometers and is divided into small and large lake. The Northern part of the lake . owned by the Swiss, famous for the extraordinary abundance of luxurious resorts that collectively make up the concept of “the Swiss Continue reading