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Lakes have always allured us like anything . They are mostly adorned for their utter tranquility and blue layer for what they are meant for. Here we take you down the lane in the womb of some really bizzare lakes which are unique in themselves.
If we go by the explanation of lake, then this lake would fake anybody about its true identity as this is not a body of water albeit a lake of natural asphalt. Situated in southwest Trinidad, La Brea Pitch lake has been a topic of discussion and fascination. This lake covers an area of 500 sq. m and is 75 m in depth. The Pitch Lake attracts about 20,000 visitors annually basically for its asphalt which is used for road construction. Folks! Truly a bizarre lake.
One of the most interesting features of this lake which makes it a destination with maximum number of footfalls - it has the most pristine water than any other lake in the world. Crater lake is situated on the caldera of Mount Mazama, hence it gets its name "Crater Lake". Bafflement attains epitomity knowing this crater lake is fed solely by falling rain and snow, with no inflow or outflow at the surface!
The name itself explicitly how grotesque would be this lake. The Boiling Lake is situated in the Morne Trois Pitons national park, Dominica and it boasts to be a world heritage site. This lake is filled with bubbling grayish-blue water which is enshrouded in a cloud of vapor and is approximately 60 m across with a depth more than 50 meters containing boiling water. If this is not enough, lets spew out more - the water temperature ranges from 80 - 92.5 degrees Celsius along the fringe but it is impossible to measure at the center where the water is boiling. Strange!
Located at a height 3,812 m (12,507 ft) above sea level this lake astounds human imagination with the fact that this is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. Lake Titicaca is a lake basically is on the border of Bolivia and Peru. Lake Titicaca comprises innumerable islands unique in themselves.
Dead Sea is another lake which leaves visitors awestruck. The reason being, Dead Sea is not a sea but a salt lake situated between Israel and Jordan. The surface and shores of the Dead Sea are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, making it Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea's unusually high salt concentration means that people can easily float in the Dead Sea due to natural buoyancy. Truly, our planet is endowed with variegated natural wonders and these unusual lakes just add feather to the cap of mother nature complimenting her of the vast bounty bestowed upon us!