World's Most Beautiful Lakes

Plitvice Lake:

For adventure as well as killer views, start at one of the lower lakes and work your way up following the sturdy wooden planks that turn what could be a treacherous trek into a fun hike.The Plitvice lakes, known as "Falling lakes" have enjoyed the status of a national park since 1949, and since 1979 it has been under the protection of UNESCO. 

The lakes are divided into the upper lakes (12) and the lower lakes (4). The highest of these is Prošćansko jezero (639 metres), while the lowest is Novakovića Brod (503 metres). The upper lakes are surrounded by thick forests and are connected by numerous waterfalls, while the lower lakes are smaller, shallower and the vegetation is not so lush. Having passed over the Sastavci waterfall on the lower lakes, the lake waters flow into the River Korana, as does the Plitvice stream, tumbling down from a height of 76 metres. In the craggy rocks around the lakes there are fourteen limestone caves and six travertine.
Lake Superior:

Lake Superior Canada forms the border between Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the coast of Ontario. The biggest of the Great Lakes, and one of the largest lakes in the world, Lake Superior is a scenic playground in any season. 

Lake Superior's colder water temperatures make getting caught in rip currents more dangerous. Colder water temperatures can be prohibitive to swimming (water temperatures in the 60s F). As a result, swimmers that are caught in rip currents are susceptible to Hypothermia. There have been 11 drowning deaths and 18 rescues attributed to rip currents and channel currents between 2002 and 2010 in Lake Superior.

Lake Victoria:

Located in East Africa, Lake Victoria (locally known as Lake Nyanza) is the second largest fresh water lake in the world and is the source of the longest branch of the Nile RIver, the White Nile. 

Despite its huge size, the murky lake is quite shallow - only 100 metres at its deepest. As the world's largest tropical lake, Lake Victoria lies within an elevated plateau in the western part of Africa's Great Rift Valley. Lake Victoria facts are the lake has a shoreline of 3,440 km (2138 miles), and has more than 3,000 islets, many of which are inhabited. Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are the countries border lake victoria.Lake Victoria is accessible year round during the Dry season, June-August and the Wet season November-March.

Peyto Lake:

Peyto Lake is at an elevation of 1,860 m (6,100 ft) and the maximum length of the lake is 2.8 km and the maximum width is 0.8 km. with a surface area of 5.3 km, this lake accounts to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

Some visitors believe the lake to be shaped like the head of a wolf, while some people say it is formed in a necklace like form. The most spectacular aspect that makes this lake a favorite among tourists is its incredible blue color.

Lake Huron:

Lake Huron is the third largest of the Great Lakes by volume, holding nearly 850 cubic miles of water. The shores of Huron extend more than 3,800 miles and are characterized by shallow, sandy beaches and the rocky.coasts of Georgian Bay. Lake Huron is 206 miles wide and approximately 183 miles from north to south. Home to many ship wrecks, the lake averages a depth of 195 feet.
At 579 feet above sea level, it averages 195 feet deep with a maximum depth of 750 feet and has a flushing time of about 22 years. About two-thirds of the lake's 51,700-square-mile watershed is still covered by forests, and the lake contains more than 30,000 islands.

Lake Huron mainly functions as a conveyer within the Great Lakes system, carrying both water and ships from the other two upper lakes to the urban and industrial centers along the lower two lakes. The region is a major U.S. forest industry area, and some of the world's largest nickel reserves are located in Ontario just north of the lake.

Loch Lomond:

Loch Lomond is the largest single inland waterway in Britain. People for years have been coming to the shores of Loch Lomond to escape the pressures of the city. Picturesque towns surround the loch with unique accommodations from castle hotels to family lodges.

 In the town of Bolloch you will find many activities available in the Loch Lomond Shores visitors centre. Loch Lomond Shores is a recently opened (2002) complex offering a variety of activities such as an aquarium, bike rental, canoe, kayak, pedal boat hire, hiking information and cruises.

Lake Baikal:

Lake Baikal sits in Southern Siberia in Russia, located between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast, near the city of Irkutsk. Also known as the "Blue Eye of Siberia," it contains more water than all the North American Great Lakes combined.

At 1,637 meters (5,371 ft), Lake Baikal constitutes the deepest lake in the world, and the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, holding approximately 20 percent of the world's total surface fresh water.

The lake is completely surrounded by mountains, with the Baikal Mountains on the north shore and the taiga technically protected as a national park. It contains 22 islands; the largest, Olkhon, measures 72 kilometers (44.7 mi) long. The lake has as many as three hundred and thirty inflowing rivers, the main ones draining directly into Baikal include the Selenga River, the Barguzin River, the Upper Angara River, the Turka River, the Sarma River and the Snezhnaya River. The Angara River serves as its single drainage outlet. Despite its great depth, the lake's waters have excellent oxygenation throughout the water column compared to the stratification that occurs in such bodies of water as Lake Tanganyika and the Black Sea.

Lake Matheson:

Lake Matheson, New Zealand’s most famous photograph stop and a must-do visitor attraction.  Situated 6km west of Fox Glacier Township in the heart of Glacier Country.

The lake itself is a short five minute drive west of Fox Glacier, along the Cook Flat Road which branches off from the main State Highway 6. A path leads from the car park through native rainforest towards the lake.This forest is full of ferns and tall pines (kahikatea and rimu), and the paths are in good condition and undemanding, well suited to people of all ages and walking constitution.The surrounding forest not only gives the lake shelter and context, it's also the source of the water's dark brown colour, which comes from organic material leaching into the lake from the forest floor. And so the forest is also responsible for the wonderful reflective quality of the water surface. The dark colour and protection from the wind provide a smooth surface which projects a mirror image of its surrounds.

Lake bled:

With its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard island church, cliff-topping medieval castle and its mountain backdrop, Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort and its biggest tourist money-spinner. Not surprisingly, it can be overpriced and swarming with tourists.

Lake Bled has all the ingredients for the perfect Lakes and Mountains holiday with its stunning scenery, reliable weather, good quality accommodation and great service. Lake Bled is famous for its island in the middle of the lake with its baroque church whose bell when rung is said to make wishes come true, is a popular landmark. 

Weddings in Lake Bled are becoming more and more popular due to great venues such as Bled Castle which is situated on the outskirts of the Lake and is the perfect venue for couple looking to get married abroad either during the summer or winter months.

Great Bear Lake:

Great Bear Lake is the largest freshwater lake that lies wholly in Canada. It is situated on the edge of the Canadian Shield, is transected by the Arctic Circle, and is bordered to the south by boreal forest and to the north by tundra. Water from Great Bear Lake drains into Canada's longest river, the Mackenzie. The northern shores of this lake have been inhabited for at least 6000 years by peoples whose livelihoods depended on the caribou.Great Bear Lake has been little impacted by development. In fact, scientists use it as a model of a young pristine lake. 

Its deep, clear, cold waters have very low productivity because nutrient levels are low. The main inhabitants of the lake are the four-horned sculpin, and various amphipods and copepods.

Lake Nyasa:

Lake Nyasa (also known as Lake Malawi) is the third largest African Great Lake (after Lake Victoria and lake Tanganyika), the eighth largest lake in the world and has a total surface area of about 29,600 km?. It is 550 kilometers long and 75 kilometers wide.

 Lake Nyasa is situated between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania bordering all three. It is the second deepest lake in Africa and its tropical waters have more fish species than any other lake on Earth.

Lake Nyasa in the East African Rift Valley where the African tectonic plate is splitting in two (a divergent plate boundary). The lake was formed around 40,000 years ago.A fresh southeasterly wind (the mwera) prevails from May to August, causing short gales and restless waters; the coastline offers little shelter. Halfway up the lake is Likoma Island, a mission headquarters and site of an imposing Anglican cathedral (completed 1911). 

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  1. beautyful. welome to my lake on Bali: