The largest lake of Ukraine - Synevyr
The largest lake of Ukraine is located in the most picturesque place of Transcarpathian region - mezhigorie. The lake Synevir is located in the upper reaches of the river Tereblya…

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What lurks in the depths of the lake where the monsters live
At all times met people who claimed to have seen UFOs or the Loch ness monster. Truth or fiction we do not know. We have assembled a collection of lakes,…

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Amazing lake with water unusual colours

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This magnificent lake with water of unusual shades

The earth is abundant with many amazing natural attractions that can be found in various parts of the world. Among such places include lake with water very unusual shades.

Bolivia, Laguna Colorado

In the North-West of the Altiplano near the Chilean border is mysterious and one of the most beautiful locations – the Laguna Colorado, which is a shallow salt lake. Its average depth is only 35 cm.

The water changes color from coral red to violet color that depends on the temperature and time of day. Such an unusual color give the water a tiny algae that in order to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation of sunlight, produce carotene.

Surprisingly, in this area at a height of over four kilometers, where at night the temperature drops below 20°With frost, is home to thousands of flamingos. Here are the most common Andean and Chilean flamingos, there are also rare James flamingos.

Indonesia, crater lakes of Kelimutu

On the island of Flores in the place where stands the volcano Kelimutu is three crater lakes that differ in their colors. The lake is Tiwu AtaMbupu, which is the most westerly of these lakes, water is usually blue.

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The Lake of Bitter Salt

Property description

*1. The full name of the object*

The Lake Is Brackish

*2. General*

The lake is valued for its balneological properties. It is quite large, an area of over 7 km2. The oval shape of the depression, the depth of a small, flat bottom, covered with silt deposits. The water is alkaline, bromine, highly mineralized, chloride-sodium composition. Mud dark gray color, good plasticity, its reserves exceed 1.5 million m3.

*2.1. The status of SPNA (Specially protected natural areas can have Federal, regional or local importance)

In 1985 was declared a natural landmark

*2.2. Goals, objectives and main activities*

The lake is famous for the healing properties of alkaline water and mineral mud, which are used for the treatment of articular diseases, rheumatism, sciatica.

*2.3. A list and brief description of the main objects of visiting protected areas*

The whole area is a flat feather-grass steppe. On the Southeast coast of of crushed-stone silt flows a mineral spring with delicious water, of weak mineralization, but with a high content of magnesium. The lake is famous for the healing properties of alkaline water and mineral mud, which are used for the treatment of articular Continue reading

Karelia, tourism

Lakes and rivers of Karelia

The image of Karelia is connected first of all with the territory of blue lakes. Actually, there are a lot of lakes – over 61 thousand. Their quantity falling to 1 thousand sq. km region of Karelia confidently wins first place not only in Russia but also among regions of the world.

Lakes are very different in size varying from small lakes of lambesc (“was”), private and anonymous, until the largest in Europe Ladoga and lake Onega. The lake, which area is up to 1 sq. km. prevail, but there are many large lakes, which area is up to 10 or more sq. km. and 20 lakes exceed 100 sq. km Area is covered by lakes in Karelia makes 11.4% of its entire territory, which is clearly more than in the neighbouring state of Finland, and almost twice as much than in the region of Murmansk.

Many lakes take the beginning of tectonic movements of the terrestrial crust, but most appeared due to the ploughing of the earth’s crust by glaciers during the movement many millions of years ago. First deeper, they usually extended shape, have high rocky and often very steep banks and there are not enough Islands. The configuration of glacial lakes began more different – they discerned many Islands, bays, passageways and pretty little depth. However, very often lakes have mixed the beginning and it brings Continue reading

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