The World That Defy Human Imagination

Did You Know?
Even with the presence of strange lakes among nature, only one of them has the rumors of a monster living inside it. It’s none other than the Loch Ness, an ancient creature living in Loch Ness, a lake in the Scottish Highlands.
Lakes are among the most beautiful places in the world. They spread a sense of calm and serenity. Other than being the most go-to places for a picnic, some of these places are actually too strange to even exist.
From the red river in Bolivia, which resembles the Martian landscape, to the ice-cold regions of Russia, these lakes inhibit different creatures and colors. Journey with us around the world, as we take a look at some of the most strangest lakes around the world, ranging from interesting to not-stepping-foot-in-there.
Unusual Lakes in the World
Laguna Colorada, Bolivia

Colorada is a salt lake located in Bolivia’s Altiplano region, with the Andes mountains serving as the backdrop. It gets the nickname ‘Red Lagoon’ due to pigmentation of red algae and the surrounding sediments. Although the surface looks like floating ice, in reality, it’s speckled with borax islands and rings of sulfur. Due to the hyper-salinity of the lake, it’s a frequent haunt of James’ flamingos.

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The Plitvice (pronounced Plit-Veek-uh) lakes are a set of 16 lakes interconnected through waterfalls and caves, located in Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Each lake is separated from the rest by a layer of travertine, a type of limestone deposited along the banks intermixed with algae and the local moss. The strange thing is that, the travertine grows at the rate of 1cm every year.
Dead Sea, Israel

The most hyper-saline lake in the world, it’s too salty for any animal life to flourish in this environment. The surface and shores are 1,388 feet below sea level. Although the salinity makes it difficult to swim, floating is not a problem. An unusual feature of this lake is that, it spits up huge quantities of asphalt, which has been used in the mummification process by the Egyptians in ancient times.
Taal Lake, Philippines

It’s a freshwater lake located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The bizarre thing about this lake is that, it’s a haven for an island called Volcano Island, located in the middle of the lake, and the island also features a smaller lake called Main Crater Lake or Great Yellow Lake, which holds a smaller island called Vulcan Point.
Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan

It’s the 12th largest lake in the world, and located in Kazakhstan in Central Asia. The bizarre thing about the lake is half of the lake consists of freshwater, and the other half consists of saltwater. These two halves are joined by a narrow straight that’s 2.17 miles wide and 6 meters deep.