The strangest lakes on Earth - beautiful pictures

The strangest lakes on Earth are one of the most beautiful creations of nature, the lakes are a source of life and livelihood for many people since ancient times. In the world, however, there are lakes, which are different from the rest. See some of them:

Owens Lake - USA. One of the first associations with the concept lake, it's the water. However, there are so called. "Dry lake" that remained after drying. One of them is Owens Lake, located in eastern California, in the so-called Valley of Owens. Unlike most dry lakes in the region, however, whose water has evaporated thousands of years ago, Owens was normal lake until 1924, powered by the eponymous river.

Lake Vostok - Antarctica. One of the strangest lakes in the world is Lake Vostok - seeing the map of frozen Antarctica, can hardly be assumed that continent has several lakes. Bookmark and Share

The strangest lakes on Earth photogallery

Owens
Owens 1
Hanging Lake
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Hanging Lake 2
Urmia
Urmia 1
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lake Enriquillo
Owens Lake 5

Natural attractions on Earth

Vostok is located near the eponymous Russian station and is the deepest of the 140 glacial lakes on the continent (900 m). The lake is located in the station 4 km. below the surface of the ice sheet in central Antarctica. It is perhaps the best preserved and hidden lake in the world, and was discovered by British and Russian scientists recently - in 1996.

Lake Enriquillo - Dominican Republic. Usually in saltwater lakes can develop very few species. Lake Enriquillo, however, is one of the few salt lakes where crocodiles live. This is even more unusual because of the fact that crocodiles generally live in freshwater. Enriquillo is located about 127 kilometers. Bay of Port-au-Prince - the capital of Haiti.

Hanging Lake - USA. Hanging Lake is located in Colorado in Glenwood Canyon. Though its waters are crystal clear, swimming in it is not allowed. The reason is fragile shoreline of the lake, which is a porous limestone, formed at the deposition of the dissolved in the water minerals built on layers. Fats that are released from the glands of human skin, strengthen the process of erosion of the limestone layer, which is why it is not advisable for people to wade in the waters of the lake to be preserved it for future generations. Find more information about lake here.

Lake Urmia - Iran. At first glance, this lake does not look any different from the rest. Urmia, however saltwater lake located in the northwest of Iran, west of the similar shaped Caspian Sea. Urmia is the largest lake in Iran and is the third largest salt lake in the world (5.200 square km.), After the Caspian Sea and Salt Lake. The deepest point is 16 meters, and inside the lake has 102 islands.

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