The lake is a part of the landscape familiar to many of us. Agree, it is very pleasant on a hot summer day to lie on the grass on the lake shore, listen to the singing of birds, see how the waves run to the shore … Besides, lakes, with the modest size of most of them, are an extremely important element of the hydrosphere. From the ponds and reservoirs of the lake differ in that they have a natural origin.
Baikal holds the palm tree in many parameters among the lakes. It is the deepest and largest of them, and, very likely, the most ancient, although the latter is not yet known with absolute precision.
The waters of Lake Baikal are famous for their cleanliness, but here a lake located in Japan called Mashu can compete with him. The waters of Masha are so clean that the visibility into the depths on a sunny day exceeds 40 meters. Water from Masha can be safely drunk.
In the country of Nicaragua there is a lake, in which there are sharks. It is one and only in everything in the world.
In Finland, there are so many lakes that they occupy about one-tenth of the entire territory of this country.
The largest set of lakes on our planet is the Great Lakes in Canada.
The lake is not only on Earth. For example, they are on Titan, the satellite of Saturn. True, they do not consist of water there.
On the island of Trinidad there is a lake, consisting not of water, but of liquid asphalt. And local residents use this asphalt for the intended purpose – they extract it from the lake and lay it on the roads.
The highest situated lake in the world is Titicaca. It is at an altitude of almost four kilometers above sea level (3,900 meters, to be more precise).
More than one and a half hundred lakes in the state of Minnesota, USA, bear the same name – “Long Lake”.
In Bolivia there is a lake called Laguna Colorada, which has red waters. This unusual color of water is caused by microscopic algae contained in it in large quantities.
The famous Dead Sea would be worth calling the Dead Lake, since, strictly speaking, it is – its hydrosphere is completely closed.
It is very remarkable that one mountain lake situated in Austria is called Grüner. Usually its depth does not exceed a couple of meters, but in the spring because of the melting of the snow its level rises for another ten meters, flooding the surrounding park with trees, benches and everything else. It is in the springtime that divers from all over the world like to swim in the waters of Gruner.
In Indonesia, there is an unusual complex of three nearby lakes. One of them has turquoise water, the second – red, the third – black. This is due to the presence in the lake waters of a large number of various products of volcanic activity, since these lakes are located in the craters of the volcano.
In Australia there is Lake Hiller, remarkable for its pink water. And the reason for this strangeness has not yet been established.
In the Jellyfish Lake, about two million of these jellyfish live on the rocky islands. They are so bred there, because in the waters of the lake they are not threatened by any predators.