Top 10 of the strangest lakes in the world, bim bam boom it’s scary

Lakes can sometimes be amazing! There are colored lakes, haunted lakes, loc lakes… And if in France, our lakes, although magnificent, are rather normal, we find some truly strange ones in the world. Say the word “lake” a lot of times and you’ll see that it gets weird.

1. Jellyfish Lake (Palau)

Covering an area of ​​57 hectares, this lake is home to 10 million jellyfish. How did they get there? Quite simply by taking a small tunnel that once connected the lake to the ocean. Since then, the tunnel has been blocked and the jellyfish, quite cushy because they are sheltered from any predator, have multiplied at breakneck speed. of a species of jellyfish whose stings are perfectly painless and harmless.

2. Lake Resia (Italy)

When this artificial lake was “built” in the 1950s, several villages were evacuated and then submerged. All that remains today is a bell tower that protrudes from the surface of the water. Bell tower that can be reached in winter, when Lake Resia is completely frozen. You can admire this beautiful spectacle in the very north of Italy, near the border with Austria.

3. The Boiling Lake (Dominica)

As the name suggests, this mud lake. Its water exceeding 82 degrees Celsius. Located in Morne Trois Pitons National Park, it is the second largest lake of its kind in the world after Frying Pan Lake in New Zealand. Of course, it is absolutely inconceivable to bathe there.

4. Laguna Colorada (Bolivia)

Located in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, this beautiful red lake owes its color to the pronounced presence of red-colored sediments and pigments from certain algae. And as nature is well done, the spectacle is total when the flamingos of the Andes come to reproduce there. The surface of the water ranging from pink to deep red matches perfectly with the color of the plumage of these majestic birds.

5. Lake Nakuru (Kenya)

We continue with the pink flamingos who have made this sublime lake one of their favorite vacation spots. About 1 million of these large birds come to squat there. Which makes the place quite unusual. Especially if rhinos, lions, leopards, gazelles, hippos and giraffes are around.

6. The Spotted Lake (Canada)

Also called Khiluk Lake, this saline alkaline lake in British Columbia stands out in the summer, when its water evaporates and minerals harden, forming about 365 puddles. Completely crazy !

7. Lake Hiller (Australia)

Australia is full of unusual places. It is therefore not surprising to find her in this top, thanks to Lake Hiller, a bright pink lake, which seems to be made, not of water, but of strawberry milk. A color secreted by several microorganisms which does not rhyme with any toxicity for humans.

8. Lake Baikal (Russia)

The largest reserve of fresh water on the planet, this magnificent lake is also nicknamed the Pearl of Siberia. The extraordinary transparency of its water also contributed to its fame and fascinating character (you can see up to 40 meters from the surface). Located at the edge of the world, it remains relatively difficult to access and has thus retained all its splendour. Especially in winter, when the water freezes revealing ultra-dramatic patterns and crevices. Sometimes strange reasons that soon made this sacred place a supposed landing base for aliens.

9. Lake Superior (Canada, United States)

On Lake Superior, you can actually surf. Well, just in winter, when the water is so cold that the bravest surfers have to smear Vaseline on their faces to keep their skin from freezing. But otherwise, the waves are incredible!

10. Medicine Lake (Canada)

We end with a magical lake. Finally not really magical but surprising. The Medicine Lake, which can be found in the province of Alberta, is only present during the summer. In winter, it disappears. A phenomenon which is explained by the fact that the lake is not in fact one. This is the Maligne River, which increases in volume when the ice melts. When the lake reaches a certain level, the water packs up and goes underground, eventually feeding other lakes and rivers in the area.

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