Among so many beautiful lakes there are some that have a special beauty. The color of the water in these lakes is far from familiar to us – if you find yourself in another dimension, in the middle of alien landscapes.
We will tell you about 10 most beautiful colored lakes in the world.
The lake Laguna Verde in Bolivia
Laguna Verde is a salt lake located in the southwest High plains of Bolivia. For those who know Spanish, the name of the lake itself speaks for itself – Green lagoon. This name appeared not just so, water here is really green. The lake is located at the foot of the licancabur volcano and the beautiful green tint of the water caused by minerals and other substances, including copper. Color lake is also known for its hot springs.
Lake Bandi-Amir in Afghanistan
This chain of 6 dark blue mountain lakes located high in the mountains of the Hindu Kush, in Central Afghanistan. In 2008 they became the first National Park of Afghanistan. The lakes were formed by water that seeps through the cracks in the cliffs and rocks. The reason for this shade – water, rich in minerals.
Lake Pukaki in New Zealand
The water color of lake Pukaki has a separate, own color, which can be called an ice blue. Colorful the lake was formed by glaciers, which melted away many years ago. The lake is replenished with melt water to this day. Well, a particular color is achieved by micro-particles contained in this water. Pukaki is the second largest lake in the basin of the Mackenzie.
Laguna Colorada in Bolivia
The lake Laguna Colorada is located in Bolivia, near the border with Chile. The reddish hue of water depends on the minerals and algae, which bloom at certain times of the year. This lake is also a place of nesting of many species of flamingos, including the rare.
Colored lakes of Kelimutu in Indonesia
Kelimutu lake is one of the most beautiful colored lakes. Three lakes located in the crater of the volcano and each of them has its own color. Source for unique color combinations lies in the earth’s crust and is known as fumaroles. Color lake is one of the most popular sites on the island of Flores, which attracts many tourists and researchers every year.
Havasu falls in the Grand Canyon
The Havasu canyon is part of the Grand Canyon, there lives a tribe Havasupai. This is one of the most remote places in the US, better to get here by helicopter or 13-mile equestrian route. The most amazing place Havasupai – colorful waterfalls and pools. Such a diverse color of the water is caused by minerals that are deposited on the bottom.
Glacial moraine lake in Canada
Amazing moraine lake also formed by the melting of glaciers. It is located in Banff National Park, in the valley of the Ten Peaks. The color of the water here is also called special particles contained in the melt water of glaciers. Around the lake there are many Hiking routes and trails, the only danger can be the grizzly bears that occur here quite often.
Lake Nakuru in Kenya
Nakuru is one of the main attractions of Kenya, it is a very shallow lake in the East-African rift. The abundance of algae attracts the world’s largest population of flamingos – their number exceeds a million individuals. Due to birds from afar the shores of the lake appear bright pink. Unfortunately, in recent years the number of birds has decreased due to contamination of the natural environment.
Lake Jiuzhaigou valley in China
Jiuzhaigou valley in China is rich with an abundance of beautiful coloured lakes. The locals call these lakes Heitz, which means “Son of the sea”. These lakes have glacial origin, the water is very clear here and Park visitors can easily see the bottom of reservoirs.
Plitvice lakes in Croatia
Plitvice lakes is one of the most famous sights of Croatia. It’s 16 lakes located near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, they are known for the unique colour of the water. Each of the lakes has its own color, depending on the quantity of minerals and content of minerals.