Fresh and salt, deep and shallow, crystal clear and azure are some of the epithets, which can describe a beautiful creation of nature – lake. We offer you a selection of the most beautiful, in our view, lakes of the world.
Plitvice lakes in Croatia
Plitvice lakes is a group, consisting of 16 lakes of various sizes. They are in Croatia, among the bright, saturated greenery of the Mediterranean sea. The unique beauty of the lakes — that they all are interconnected in a variety of exciting waterfalls. Starting the trip on Plitvice lakes, start with, which is below the other, gradually moving higher. This holiday will certainly leave you a lot of impressions. Be sure to visit Great falls (Great Slap), whose height is about 230 feet. Be prepared for the fact that on the way you can see not only wild ducks, and wolves, and even bears. What else can you expect from wild nature?
Lake Malawi in Africa
Lake Malawi occupies 3 place among the largest lakes of Africa. It is located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, namely at the intersection of Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania. The length of the lake is 584 km, while the width of the reservoir in some areas exceeds 80 kilometers. The number of different species of fish found in the waters of the lake, is impressive Continue reading
Lake Victoria: a sick giant
Lake Victoria was discovered in 1858 British Explorer John Speke, after a few months of their research, the sources of the Nile. Then the lake appeared in front of him so large and beautiful that he gave him the name of the British Queen. But now the Lake is in poor condition and is on the brink of environmental disaster. If John Speke could see lake Victoria today, painting what he saw would have caused him most likely shock and disbelief. The lake has become a smelly, suffocating from algae, a large body of water.
Ecological health of lake Victoria has been deeply undermined by the rapidly growing population, boom in fish exports, the disappearance of some fish species, the rapid growth of algae and the discharge of untreated sewage by industrial enterprises. Most of the damage is extensive and irreversible. The traditional way of life of the lake communities almost destroyed. Scientists are concerned that soon the lake Victoria may become dead.
Named in honor of the Queen of England, the African lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical lake and second largest freshwater lake. The area of the lake on a total of 69 000 square kilometers. Although this Continue reading
The Republic of Karelia since ancient times was called as the Lake district. And among the huge number of its lakes Ladoga stands out for its vast expanses.
On Ladoga lake more than 600 Islands(among them the famous island of Valaam). area exceeding 1 hectare.Most of them(over 500) are located in the Northern part of the lake. Many Islands separated by a maze of narrow channels, in which nothing is lost to an inexperienced traveler, give a special beauty to this part of lake Ladoga, called the skerries area. The intricate shapes of the rocky Islands, reaching sometimes a height of 60— 70 m, combined with the dismembered shores of the continent, in which deeply cut into numerous and different from each other bays.
How beautiful shores of the lake! Hostess-the nature has taken care of that there is no monotony in the Kingdom. If you cross the Ladoga, we can see how diverse, unique and beautiful view of its banks. Wide open was given the southern part of the lake are replaced in Northern rocky ridges, referred to here as “fences”, and the rocks moulded by the glacier “the mutton foreheads”. Around a mysterious forest with mighty trees, thickets of juniper and the moss-covered boulders. The lake penetrates deeply into the rocky Continue reading