The lakes that can be found throughout the planet have arisen for different reasons: the movement of tectonic plates, the action of glaciers and volcanoes, the hand of man ... Of course, regardless of the origin, there are some that have a special charm for one reason or another. And we are not only talking about the best known and most visited lakes, such as Victoria, Titicaca, or Baikal, but also about those that, despite being less known, are really strange.
As we believe that these rare concentrations of water also deserve to be recognized, today in Hard Hobbit To Break We want to tell you about some of the most surprising ones. So now you know, if you want to see strange and spectacular lakes at the same time, don't miss any of what we tell you below.
First of all we want to show you the Lake of the Jellyfish, located in Palau. The surprising thing about this place is not only that it has more than 5 million golden jellyfish, but that you can dive among them safely, since since there are no predators in the lake, these animals have been getting rid of their poisonous stingers with the weather.
Nong Han Lake
In Thailand you can find Lake Nong Han, which surprises with its thousands of flowers of pink colored lotus that sprout every year in October.
Lake of La Brea
Also called Pitch Lake, La Brea Lake, located on Trinidad Island (Trinidad and Tobago), is actually a natural deposit of asphalt. You can walk around the lake as long as you look at the weakest points.
Another amazing lake is Boiling Lake, located in Dominica, one of the lakes hot springs most incredible on the entire planet. In fact, it looks like a pot of boiling water.
In Quebec, Canada, you can find the only ring-shaped lake on the planet: Lake Manicouagan. According to scientists, it was formed in the remains of a crater impacted by a meteorite 5 kilometers in diameter.
Located in the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna Nature Reserve, the Laguna Colorada de Uyuni, in Bolivia, owes the red color of its waters to the sediment of this color and the pigments of some algae.
From the red of the Laguna Colorada we turn to the pink of Lake Hillier, located in Australia. It is a large expanse of water of about 600 meters in diameter that surprises with its striking pink color bubble gum, a beauty that is accentuated by its green surroundings and its proximity to the sea.
We also have to tell you about Lake Natron that literally turns animals into stone. Located on the border between Kenya and Tanzania, it is a lake composed of natron, a compound of salts and minerals that comes from volcanic ash and that elevates the alkalinity of water to the maximum. Therefore, it is considered the deadliest lake in the world.
Mount Erebus, in the Antarctica, is one of the few volcanoes that has a permanent lake of lava inside. What is surprising is that while the air outside can reach 60 degrees below zero, inside the lake the lava is about 1,700 degrees above zero.
We want to end our tour of the strangest lakes on the planet by talking about the Dead Sea, which is neither sea nor dead. Situated in JordanIt is actually a lake with an average salinity 25% higher than that of the oceans. Halophilic organisms capable of surviving in saline environments live in it.
12 Strangest Lakes in the World (July 2020)