Don’t get us wrong we love a good beach, but since travelling through Canada we have fallen in love with lakes! This Summer why not ditch the beach and spend the day at one of these breathtaking lakes instead.
Here is our pick for the 10 most beautiful lakes in the world.
10. Lake Nakuru, Kenya
At an elevation of 1754m above sea level, Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes in Kenya. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts a vast amount of flamingos making the lake famous for photographers.
9. Lake Tahoe, USA
Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and one of the most beautiful. The freshwater lake is located along the border of California and Nevada, home to a number of ski resorts making it a popular destination in the Summer and Winter months.
8. Peyto Lake, Canada
Peyto Lake is a glacier-fed lake located in Banff National Park. During the summer, large amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, giving the lake a creamy, blue colour.
7. Laguna Verde, Bolivia
This unusual lake in Bolivia is surrounded by volcanoes and hot springs. It’s chemical composition gives it an intense green colour and allows the water to reach temperatures well below zero without freezing!
6. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
This beautiful lake found in the rugged mountains of New Zealand has the most incredible blue waters. The best view is found at the astronomical observatory located at Mount John, for keen hikers that want the best viewing spot.
5. Mount Katmai Crater Lake, Alaska
Located within Katmai National Park in Alaska, this large stratovolcano erupted in 1912 creating a crater lake. The contrast of the lake against the white snow is breathtaking.
4. Lake Louise, Canada
Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada is a breathtaking glacial lake with an incredible backdrop of snowy peaks. If you want to get some serious postcard-perfect views you need to check out this famous lake.
3. Jellyfish Lake, Palau
If you are daring enough you can jump straight into Palau’s jelly fish infested water and live to tell the tale. Over the course of a millennia, resident jellyfish have completely lost their sting due to the lack of predators to fight off.
2. Maligne Lake, Canada
Located in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Maligne Lake is known for its vibrant blue waters, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible from the lake and Spirit Island, one of the most photographed locations in the world.
1. Moraine Lake, Canada
Moraine Lake is one of the most famous and beautiful lakes within the Canadian Rockies. Rock flour found in the glacial waters cause the lake to take on an incredible blue and the shoreline is filled with bear, deer, and amazing trails.
Have you been to any of these beautiful lakes?
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