During our school days, we learnt a lot in geography, especially about the lakes. Well, defining a lake with a geographical explanation would be quite boring so why not go for the extraordinary?
Well, here’s a compiled list of unusual lakes that would really carry you off your feet. Come on, join me and have some fun in discovering these bizarre creations of nature. Let’s find out why these lakes are considered unique.
La Brea Pitch Lake: Trinidad & Tobago
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.
Crater Lake: United States of America
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!
Boiling Lake: Dominica
The name itself explicits 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° celsius along the fringe but it is impossible to measure at the centre where the water is boiling. Strange!
Lake Titicaca: Bolivia/Peru
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: Israel/Jordan
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. Hard to digest but it is a fact that Caspian sea is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. In the Caspian sea there is not an iota of scope for living beings to thrive but this lake is famed worldwide for its therapeutic properties. The water and mud of this lake seems a gift of nature which cures almost all the skin diseases and was also used for balms for Egyptian mummification.Bizarre but true! God has his own way of creation!
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