The strangest lakes in the world

One of the most beautiful creations of nature, the lakes is a source of life and livelihood for many people since ancient times. The world, however, has lakes, which differ from the others. See a few of them:

Owens Lake - United States

one of the first associations with the concept of a lake, is water. But there are so called. Dry lakes, which remained after drainage. One is the Owens Lake, located in eastern California, in the so called Owens Valley. Unlike most dry lakes in the region, however, whose water has evaporated thousands of years ago, Owens Lake was normally until 1924, powered by the eponymous river.

Lake Vostok - Antarctica

One of the strangest lakes in the world is Lake Vostok, when you see maps of the frozen Antarctic, it can hardly be assumed that the continent has several lakes. Vostok is located near the eponymous Russian station and is the deepest of these 140 glacial lakes on the continent (900 m). The lake is located 4 km below the station below the surface of ice in central Antarctica. It is perhaps the best preserved and hidden lake in the world, and was discovered by British and Russian scientists recently in 1996

Vostok has a length of 250 km and a width of 50 km. It consists of two pools, separated by a ridge, and in 2005 opened its center island. The average water temperature is -3 degrees, however there is a reason it does not freeze and this is due to the great pressure from the ice above the lake. Scientists have discovered and that the interior of the ice is probably at the age of 420 000 years, which means that the lake has been covered for more than 500 000 years ago, and the water in it is one million years old.

Lake Enriquillo - Dominican Republic

Typically in saltwater lakes very little species can be developed. However Lake Enriquillo is one of the few salt lakes where crocodiles live. This is even more unusual because of the fact that crocodiles generally live in freshwater. Lake Enriquillo is located approximately 127 kilometers from the bay of Port-au-Prince - the capital of Haiti.

Pending lake – USA

Pending Lake is located in Colorado, in the canyon Glenuud. Although its waters are crystal clear, swimming in it is not allowed. The reason for this is a fragile coastline of the lake, which is travertine, formed at the deposition of dissolved mineral water accruing at the seams. Fat released from the glands of human skin, strengthen the process of erosion of the limestone layer, which is why it is not advisable for people to wade into the waters of the lake, so it is to be preserved for future generations.

Lake Urmia - Iran

At first glance, this lake does not look different from others. However Urmiya saltwater lake is located in northwestern Iran, west of the similar form in the Caspian Sea.

Urmia is the largest lake in Iran and is the third largest salt lake in the world (5.200 sq. km.), after the Caspian Sea and Salt Lake. Its deepest point is 16 meters, and inside the lake has 102 islands.