10 most beautiful lakes in the world
We present to you the top ten impressive lakes around the world.
1. The Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
16 emerald lakes, combined with each other system of waterfalls, could be a great place to shoot the next part of "Jurassic Park." Curiously, the new waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes are born each year. Here's how: fallen into the water leaves and branches of trees covered with so-called "Cretaceous plants", which otmiraya, kameneyut and turn into solid deposits spanning the river. Water gradually erodes like "dyke" and forms new waterfalls
2. Lake Baikal, Russia
The deepest lake in the world (average depth - 745 meters) and deserved to be one of the most beautiful. It is believed that the pristine beauty of Lake Baikal without accumulations of tourists to its shores is best seen in the early summer. At this time, Baikal free of ice, and you can easily see the seals on the ice floes. The most stunning places on the coast of Lake Baikal - a bay Aya, Cape Kotelnikovsky mountain Cherskogo, Mica lake and river Shumilikha
3. Lake Peyto, Canada
This stunning beauty of the lake can often be seen on the landscape postcards. Because of its incredible blue of the first one might think that this is not Canada, as a tropical paradise like Antigua and Bora Bora. Melting glaciers washed away into the lake particles of rock that, when the sun light gives a wonderful color effect.
4. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
This lake is situated at the foot of three majestic volcanos - Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro. The name of the lake from the Mayan language means "the place where the rainbow gets color". Atitlan is incomparable with any viewpoint, be it a restaurant on the lake, or a fishing boat, or a small Indian settlement on the hill. In recent years, the lake has been transformed from dark blue to blue-green. Experts blame the algae, which bloom all year round
5. Crater Lake, USA
The deepest lake in the United States was formed more than 7000 thousand years ago - after the destruction of the volcano Mount Mazama. Lake surround dense forest and high cliffs. Now Crater - Center National Park in southern Oregon, famous for its stunning nature and incredible scenery
6. Loch Lomond, Scotland
The largest freshwater lake in Scotland, is 24 miles long and about 5 miles wide. Romantic scenery of Loch Lomond inspired Sir Walter Scott to make it the scene of his novels. Many islands on the lake: Some of them are small, that are hidden under the water during a tidal lake, while others are quite large and are located whole hotel.
7. Lake Annecy
The heart of the French Alps, which is just 30 miles from Geneva. The lake is ideal for all kinds of recreation, from the wedding-romantic and ending extreme - Annecy was chosen by surfers and kayakers from around the world. On the shores of the lake shining lights of cozy cafes and restaurants, and in some places on the coast of hidden medieval castles and fortresses. It is possible you will be able to find there and something podrevnee because Annecy "knocked" 18 thousand years.
8. Lake Garda, Italy
The largest lake in Italy, nestled at the foot of the Alps. On its southern shore are located lovely hotels, houses with terracotta roofs and quiet, pebble beaches. North, narrow and long part of the lake resembles a fjord because of framing it ranges up to 2000 meters. There's like to spend active leisure cyclists. You can get to Garda from Milan or Venice: the lake is in the middle of the road between the two cities
9. Lake Nakuru, Kenya
The stunning blue water and spreads her boundless prairies create a majestic landscape Nakuru. However, a unique Kenyan lake for a different reason. The abundance of algae in the lake attracts a large number of flamingos. Millions of birds create a luxurious effect "fluffy pink islands". Curiously, the flamingos - one of the few species that can safely be in Nakuru. The water in the lake comprises an amount of sodium carbonate that begins to burn if it is touched
10. Lake Matheson, New Zealand
Another name for this lake - Mirror, which is easily explained: the pond reflects the two highest peaks in New Zealand - Cook and Tasman. The best time to enjoy the lake - just after dawn, when the quiet expanse of water, becomes a perfect mirror plane.