The world is full of unique things to see every day, especially within nature. Nature offers a bountiful amount of amazing things that we sometimes overlook. When it comes to the different bodies of waters, like lakes, there are still things we need to understand even more.
A lake is an area filled with water situated in a basin surrounded by land. Lakes can be compared with flowing rivers or streams. Rivers and streams feed and drain many ponds. Around the world, there are unique lakes that still make our minds question whether they are actually real.
Because of their beauty and distinctiveness, these unique lakes attract more and more tourists every day. Here are some of the world’s most unique lakes that you need to see.
Jellyfish Lake – Palau
Jellyfish Lake is a coastal lake in Palau on the island of Eil Malk. Eil Malk is part of the Rock Islands between Koror and Peleliu, a group of small, rocky, mostly uninhabited islands in the Southern Lagoon of Palau. There are nearly 70 other marine ponds all over the Rock Islands. Every day, millions of golden jellyfish migrate across the lake horizontally.
Although both species of jellyfish living in the lake have stinging cells, they are usually not sufficiently powerful enough to harm people. It has been recorded that the strings on sensitive areas such as the area around the mouth can be detected. Most tour guides suggest tourists wear protective clothing, especially those people with allergies to jellyfish.
Boiling Lake – Dominican Republic
The Boiling Lake is situated in the National Park of Morne Trois Pitons, the World Heritage Site of Dominica. It is 6.5 miles east of Roseau flooded fumarole. It is packed with bubbling greyish-blue water, typically covered in a vapor layer. The lake is about 200 to 250 feet wide. The Boiling Lake of Dominica is the world’s second-largest hot lake.
They measured the temperature of the water and found it to be between 180 and 197° F along the margins, but they were unable to measure the temperature at the middle where the lake is continuously boiling.
Experts restrict swimming in the lake; however, tourists can still hike around the lake.
Laguna Colorada – Bolivia
Laguna Colorada is a sight to behold, framed by an impressive backdrop of the rolling Andes Mountain range and rocky shores. This 23-square-mile beautiful pink lake, almost skimming the Chilean border, has a maximum depth of nearly five feet.
The shallow waters give Chilean, Andean, and the endangered James’ flamingos the ideal hangout spot. It is easily accessible to tourists. The lake is surrounded by several small towns where travelers can stay overnight.
Red sediments and algae in the water give the brilliant, bloody red hue. The lake can be located on the plateau of Altiplano, in the mountain range of the Andes.
Khiluk Lake – British Colombia, Canada
Khiluk Lake, also known as the Spotted Lake, is a saline endorheic alkali lake located northwest of Osoyoos in the eastern Similkameen Valley of British Columbia, Canada.
With numerous different minerals, Spotted Lake is very highly toxic, making it impossible to be a safe swimming spot. It contains some of the most abundant magnesium sulfate, calcium, and sodium sulfate amounts in the world.
Spotted Lake is a shallow, mineral-rich lake, including calcium, sodium sulphates, and magnesium sulphate. Much of the Lake’s water evaporates during the hot summer months, leaving concentrations of these minerals, which make the Lake’s spots noticeable.
Lake Baikal – Russia
Lake Baikal is an ancient, massive lake north of the Mongolian border in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia. This lake is the deepest lake in the world, and it is surrounded by the Great Baikal Trail. This trail is in a network of hiking trails.
On its western shoreline, the village of Listvyanka is a popular starting point for wildlife-spotting summer tours, plus winter ice-skating and dog-sledding.
These unusual lakes behold beauties beyond what our eyes can see. Visit these unique lakes for your next travels! For more unique and underrated sites to visit, click here.