The lakes that can be found throughout the planet have arisen from different reasons: the movement of tectonic plates, the action of glaciers and volcanoes, the hand of man … Of course, regardless of 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 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 at Vuela Viajes we want to tell you about some of the most surprising. So now you know, if you want to see strange and spectacular lakes at the same time, do not miss anything that 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 without danger, 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 pink lotus flowers that sprout every year in October.
La Brea Lake
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 spots.
Another amazing lake is Boiling Lake, located in Dominica, one of the most incredible thermal lakes 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 5-kilometer-diameter meteorite.
Located in the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna Natural Reserve, the Laguna Colorada de Uyuni, in Bolivia, owes the red color of its waters to the sediments of this color and the pigments of some algae.
From the red of the Laguna Colorada we went to the pink of Lake Hillier, located in Australia. It is a large expanse of water about 600 meters in diameter that surprises with its striking bubblegum pink color, a beauty that is accentuated by its green surroundings and its proximity to the sea.
We also have to tell you about Lake Natron which literally turns animals to 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 raises the alkalinity of the water to the maximum. For this reason, it is considered the deadliest lake in the world.
Mount Erebus, in Antarctica , is one of the few volcanoes that has a permanent lake of lava inside. What is surprising is that while outside the air 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 telling you about the Dead Sea, which is neither sea nor dead. Located in Jordan , it is actually a lake with an average salinity 25% higher than that of the oceans. In it live halophilic microorganisms capable of surviving in saline environments.