Lovers of special holiday destinations are noted: this list lists the most special lakes. Complete with beautiful pictures! Before you take a dip, do it wisely to check whether swimming is a possibility.
10. Caspian Sea – Greatest Lake to the World
Although the name suggests otherwise, the Caspian Sea is included in the category of lakes. It is completely enclosed by country. By the way, it is the biggest lake in the world. The Caspian Sea covers an area of 371,000 square kilometers. In addition to a relatively high salt content, compared to other waters of this magnitude, the Caspian Sea is distinguished by the presence of disturbances. And those who care for caviar. In addition, this water is rich in oil and carnallite. The latter raw material is required for the production of magnesium. The Caspian Sea forms a natural border between Europe and Asia.
9. Nakurumeer (Kenya) – Flamingo Lake
Photo: Paul Mannix / Flickr
Since 2011, the National Park ‘Lake Nakura’ – which belongs to the Nakurameer – is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a protected status. In its location, the Nakurameer falls under the lakes of the Great Slope. Unique to this lake is that there are many algae alive. And those have a huge appeal on flamingos. In turn, the flamingos must regularly take place for other birds. Nurses – both white and black – like a refreshing dip in the water of the Nakurameer. Although the water level in the 1990s has fallen to an alarmingly low level, it has since risen somewhat.
8. Ktlil’x (Canada) – The spotted lake
photo: AndrewEnns / wikicommons
The Khiluk lake is also known as ‘Spotted Lake’. That name gets meaning during a hot summer period.Then the water evaporates. The remaining minerals form small waterspots. On both sides of those spots are higher trails that you can walk over. The Khiluk lake contains a particularly high concentration of various minerals, such as magnesium sulfate, calcium and soda sulfates. Raw materials such as silver and titanium are also present in the waters of this Canadian lake.
7. Nyosmeer (Cameroon) – Toxic Lake
Worldwide there are a number of crater lakes. They formed in a volcanic crater. One of the lakes, the Nyrosmeer, is located in Cameroon. This lake is about 200 meters deep. In 1986 a dramatic event occurred: nearly 1,800 people and 3,000 animals came alive. Research has shown that a huge amount of carbon dioxide – released by a limnic eruption – was the cause of their death. Fortunately, there is a solution: in 2001, a 14 centimeter thick tube was placed in the Nyrosmeer. This causes a 40 meter high fountain, which allows a lot of carbon dioxide to escape from the water.
6 Crater Lake (USA) – Deepest Lake
Also in the United States we find a Crater lake. In Oregon, to be exact. With a depth of almost 600 meters, the Crater Lake is considered one of the deepest lakes. This lake is not in communication with other waters. The water present is from snow and rain. The water in the Crater lake is therefore known as the purest water of all lakes in the world. Since the beginning of the last century this area has been renamed ‘Crater Lake National Park’. And enjoy a protected status.
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5. Don Juanmeer (Antarctica) – Salt Lake
With a salt content of more 40%, the Don Juan lake in Antarctica is the saltiest of the world. How does that come? There is no clear answer, the different geologists speak against each other. The one claims that the Don Juanmeer salt extracts from groundwater flow from the beginning of the Olympus and Asgard mountains. And the other is convinced that the salt is from precipitation. Either way, this lake contains so much salt that it can not freeze. Even if the thermometer does not indicate 40 degrees! One last point: Don Juanmeer is named after Don Roe and John Hickey. In 1961 these helicopter pilots made a first exploration flight over this lake.
4. Dead Sea (Israel and Jordan) – Lowest Located Lake
photo: Pete / wikicommons
The Dead Sea is also distinguished by a relatively high salt concentration: 33%. If you want to swim in here, you will keep moving without difficulty. It also contains more minerals. The result of an evaporation process: if the water flows from, among other things, East Israel, West Jordan and the East of the West Bank into the Dead Sea, the water evaporates. And keep the minerals left. The combination of salt and minerals seems to have a healing effect on people with certain skin conditions. What makes the Dead Sea really unique is that the water level is approximately 430 meters below sea level. This is the lowest place on earth!
3. Waimangu Cauldron (New Zealand) – Casserole More
Waimangu Cauldron is also called ‘Frying Pan Lake’. The average temperature is 55 degrees. If you get into it, the water seems to boil. That effect is provided by the whimsical rocks around the lake. Despite the name – Waimangu means black – the water is blue in color.
2. Jellyfish lake (Palau) – Jellyfish Lake
photo: tata_aka_T / flickr
Swimming in a lake full of jellyfish? That can be done in Jellyfisch Lake. This lake is located on the island of Eil Malk. And that belongs to the country of Palau. Jellyfish Lake is relatively small: the lake is 460 meters long and 160 meters wide. One filled with millions of jellyfish! Unlike other jellyfish, they do not excite. These jellyfish feel soft. Experts explain this development to the fact that this species has been almost isolated for 12,000 years – as long as Jellyfish Lake exists.
1. Pink Lake (Australia)
photo: Aussie Oc / wikicommons
If you fly by a helicopter above Lake Hillier – the official name of the Pink Lake in Australia – you will see a match of beautiful colors. On either side of the pink water lies white sand surrounded by a deep green forest. And beyond is a blue sea. Why this more has this color is not entirely clear. In all likelihood, the substance is derived from certain organisms living in the water. There is no optical fraud: if you fill a bottle of water from this lake, it is really pink in color.
TOP 10 VERY SPECIAL LAKES IN THE WORLD