Due to the fact that lakes are landlocked water bodies, they hence become earth’s experimental mixing pots. Apart from stewing strange chemistry and chemical reactions they can also give rise to anomalous creatures that can be found nowhere else in the world. Many of the earth’s lakes came into existence due to catastrophic events such as volcanic eruptions and meteor strikes while others are harbor unique geology and ancient secrets. All in all, here is a breakdown of the top 5 unusual lakes around the world.
Also known as the pink lake, Lake Hillier is located on the Middle Island in Western Australia and is about 10 times saltier than the surrounding ocean. The high salinity levels attracts salt loving archae and algae which bears the pink color thus giving this lake the characteristic pink color. When viewed from above, this lake appears to be a solid bubble pink color. All in all, Lake Hillier is about 600 meters long and is surrounded by a dense woodland of eucalyptus tree and a rim of sand.
Jelly Fish Lake
Located on the El Malk Island in Palau, the Jelly Fish Lake is one of the world’s most unusual lakes due to the high population of Jelly Fish that call this place home. Due to the low predator population and the isolation from the sea, the golden jelly fish that live in this lake reproduce at a faster rate. All in all, what really makes this lake stand out from the rest is the day to day migration of the Jelly Fish as a giant swarm from one region of the lake to the other while following the arc of the sun.
Apart from being the world deepest and oldest lake, Lake Baikal is also the second most voluminous lake in the world and possess some of the earth’s clearest water. Lake Baikal is located in Southern Siberia, Russia and dates than 25 million years. The depth is about 1642 meters, which is almost 5387 ft. The average temperature is -19°C or -2 °F in winter season and maximum temperature is 14 °C or 57 °F on summer.At the moment this lake holds more than 25 per cent of the world’s fresh water supply which is truly remarkable. In the year this region was declared a world heritage by UNESCO, due to the fact that two thirds of the 1,700 species found in this region are found nowhere else in the world.
Lake Nakuru is located 87 miles from Nairobi city, Kenya’s capital. Unlike most Lakes in Kenya, Lake Nakuru has a high abundance of algae which in turn attracts a high number of flamingos which famously line of the lakes shore. Apart from the flamingos, there are also other birds and animals which flourish in the region. This lake is protected by the Lake Nakuru National park which is also home to animals such as warthogs, baboons, white rhinos and many others, which use this lake as a source of water.
Dominica’s Boiling Lake
As the second largest lake in the world, the Dominica’s Boiling Lake is approximately 250 feet across and lies at the bottom of a huge sink hole basin. The Dominica’s lake grayish blue water is mostly seen in a perpetual rolling and boiling state which in turn makes it look like a gigantic pot of water steaming on an oven. The water in this lake is usually steaming hot due to the fact that it is located in the vicinity of a volcano that happens to emit both gas and steam.