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The Miracles created by nature. Crater lake


People with lakes formed a strange relationship. On one side of the lake are used exclusively with the pragmatic point of view, as a source of drinking water, but on the other hand they are often the main attractions. But! There are lakes created by nature as if only for the fact that they enjoy satisfying their craving for beauty. Below We have 25 lakes formed in the craters, the beauty of these lakes is able to charm just its aesthetics.

Indonesia, Segara Anak lake, mount Ringan, Lombok.

Lake Toba, North Sumatra, world’s largest lake, formed in the crater of an extinct volcano, formed during the ice age. It «the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world»

Askja, Iceland. View of Viti and Esquevin.

Rano KAU is a crater lake which is on the mysterious and amazingly beautiful Easter island. This lake is one of three natural freshwater lakes on the island.

After 3 hours of climbing up, I could see the whole complex of volcanic lakes with Islands. Triangular shadow going to the horizon that the shadow of Rinjani at dawn. To the right of the shadow on the far horizon you can see Bali (very tiny). In the middle of the crater (20 km in diameter) is not so long ago there appeared an island Grunge Bar.

Lake Hnausapollur Bláhylur in a deep, volcanic crater. Reserve Fjallabak, Iceland.

Crataraea the lake of Deriba in Jebel Marra — Darfur, the Sudan. A five-kilometer crater formed in the eruption of the volcano of Jebel Marra 3500 years ago. The volcano is considered extinct, although it was not extinguished till the end, there are found hot springs, geysers and fumaroles (gas and steam vents).

Maly Semyachik crater lake. Kamchatka, Far East Russia. «Pale blue water fills the lake. This unusual color of water can be purchased at the expense of small particles of silica. “In Russia there are several crater lakes, including two that are artificial, they are the result of nuclear tests”

La Cumbre volcano, Fernandina Island. Galapagos Islands. To illustrate how quickly a crater lake crater can change the look of the area, took some pictures from aboard the International space station in 2002. But this volcano began erupting in April 2009, and now it is one of the most active volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands.

Mount Sheeran, crater lake in Japan.

Kelimutu Colored lakes — Komodo, Indonesia. Komodo — the national Park: Where the Dragons live.

Lonar crater lake in Aurangabad, India. Crater lake Lonar was formed by a meteor strike about 50,000 years ago.

Lago Biao. «I Had to go more than 2 hours into the hike to crater lake, which is located at an altitude of about 2000 m, and located in the southern half of the island of Bioko, but it was worth it»

National Park crater lake, Oregon, panorama. Bottom: crater lake, wizard island.

Whakaari White Island, crater lake in New Zealand.

Also in Iceland, Laetiporus, Landmannalaugar. «Literally, a crater in Iceland in the field of Landmannalaugar. Inhabit the lake is rich in trout. A short portion of road from the intersection of Fjallabaksleið and Landmannaleið leads to the top of the mountain»

Iceland, Clausthaler-Kerid, a volcanic crater lake in the southwestern part of Iceland, «about 55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) in diameter. Cared the Caldera is one of the three most recognizable volcanic craters because 3000 years, it’s only half the age of most of the surrounding volcanic formations. Although most of the craters have steep slopes with little vegetation, but one side has a very smooth slope and is covered with soft moss, and with it you can easily go down. The lake itself is fairly shallow (7 to 14 metres, depending on rainfall and other factors), but due to minerals from the soil, is an opaque and strikingly vivid aquamarine as.

154 square miles (400 sq km) of the volcanic area called the Devil’s slopes, Argentina is the world’s largest crater. Bajada del Diablo has a very loose structure left by meteorites and comets shrapnel from 130 000 to 780 000 years ago. The South celestial pole is at the top left of the photo. The North pole is below the horizon at the bottom right»

«Infernal Tub», New Zealand, Volcanic Valley.

Lake Marjorie, Kings Canyon. National Park. The photographer wrote, «Lake in the High Sierra have amazing colors. Lake Marjorie, has a aquamarine tint. I was happy to see clouds at dawn, but by noon a fast approaching storm brought hail, thunder, and lightning. But despite that, this place is awesome «

Okama crater lake at mount Zaō, Japan. According to Wikipedia, this lake is known as the pond of five colors, because it changes color depending on the weather. This lake is in the crater formed by the eruption of the volcano occurred in h years. The diameter of the lake is 360 metres (1200 feet) and 60 meters (200 feet) deep, and is one of the major tourist attractions in the area.

Lake Pinatubo is not the only such lakes in the Philippines. This is a crater lake at the mouth of Taal volcano in Luzon.

Lake Pinatubo, the Philippines, the crater formed after the eruption of mount Pinatubo in 1991 was filled with water from monsoon rains. This lake is the deepest lake in the Philippines

Deepest crater lake in the Uintas mountains of Utah.

Lake Quilotoa is a water filled crater in the most Western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. The crater is about 2 miles wide and the lake is about 820 feet deep. It has a green tint due to dissolved minerals.