Spotted Lake, British Columbia, Canada
The native Okanagan people have long revered this lake and it is easy to see why they think of it as sacred. The lake’s water evaporates in the summer and tiny mineral pools are left behind, each one different in color from the next. On Highway 3, northwest of the small town of Osoyoos, the unusual lake can be viewed, while tourists are asked not to trespass on tribal property.
The colorful pools are the result of a high concentration of minerals collected in the water, including calcium, sodium sulfate, and magnesium sulfate. From the slopes, the minerals and a set of salts have run away. In each tank, the various colors depending on the concentration of minerals.
A Sacrosanct History Spotted Lake has been considered a sacrosanct put for centuries by the inborn individuals of the Okanagan Country, concurring to the British Columbia Guest Middle. They accepted that each of the distinctive circles had diverse mending and therapeutic properties. The lake was initially known to the Primary Countries of the Okanagan Valley as Kliluk.
The arrival that encompasses the water was secretly claimed for numerous a long time, but it was procured for the advantage and utilize of the Okanagan Country in 2001. The buy guaranteed that the arrival would be ensured from advancement and reestablish it as a social and natural location.
Amid World War I, minerals from the lake were utilized to fabricate ammo. The minerals were gathered by laborers, who mined as much as one ton of salt from the lake each day. Agreeing to the British Columbia Guest Middle, stories are that earlier to this mineral mining, the “lake shown an indeed more noteworthy assortment of colors and an indeed more noteworthy imaginative excellence.”
Boiling Lake ( Dominica Island )
This Lake is the second biggest hottest spring in the world, though you wouldn’t need to require a dip there. Along its edges, the water temperature may be a sweltering 180 to 197 degrees Fahrenheit, and its center is as well hot to urge near sufficient to a degree.
The lake is nearly persistently hidden in clouds of vapor, and the grayish water is continuously bubbling.
The primary recorded locating of the Lake was in 1870 by Mr. Watt and Dr. Nicholls. They measured the water temperature and found it to extend from 180 to 197 degrees Fahrenheit (82 – 91.5 Celsius) along the edges, but may not degree the temperature at the middle where the Lake is effectively bubbling.
They recorded the profundity to be more prominent than 195ft (59m). An afterward report demonstrated that clearly the water level of the lake dropped and a fountain created within the lake’s middle. The spring heaved water and mud to 60ft (18m) and higher, building a pumice cone at its base and filling the foot of the lake.
A photo was taken in 1895 when the Bubbling Lake was ‘dry’ appeared the water level 30-50 feet underneath the waterline. In April 1988, the lake ceased bubbling. irregularly, and the level dropped by 29 feet.
The Laguna Colorada is a small salt lake, peppered with white islands of borax, or ‘Red Lagoon.’ It extends over 6000 hectares but is less than a meter deep. Folklore claims that water is the gods’ blood, while scientists tend to assume that the color comes from the water’s algae and rich minerals.
The breathtaking setting draws photographers from all over the world, with the pinkish-red lake a stark contrast to the bright blue sky and the white snow in the surrounding hills.
The water appears most red just before sunset, although it is also very special to see the mist rising from the volcanic warm water in the early morning. If you’re lucky, you can get a snapshot of the flamingos in flight, showing them on the mirrored surface, and the Andes in the distance. When we visited, it was too dark for us to get that shot, but we got something really close at Laguna Verde or Green Lake.
Thanks to the plentiful supply of plankton, flamingos are attracted to the lake. Three of the six flamingo species in the world can be found here: Chilean, Andean, and James’ Flamingo.
The last one is extremely rare and is only present in the high Andean plateaus and was believed to be extinct until a small population was rediscovered in 1956. Surprisingly, the flamingos are white naturally; since the red algae color their wings, they appear pink.
It’s exciting to watch them take off: they’re so big that they have to get up to speed on a driveway like a rocket, then move like crazy while jiggling their wings. It’s exciting to see the flamboyance of flamingos with their impressive wing ranges and spindly little legs soaring overhead.
This Cameroon lake is one of the few confirmed bursting lakes in the world. A pocket of magma fills Nyos with carbon dioxide just under it and turns the water into carbonic acid. As early as 1986, a huge plume of carbon dioxide burst into the bay, suffocating as much as 1,700 residents from surrounding villages and 3,500 animals.
It was the first recorded large-scale suffocation from a natural occurrence ever reported. There is also fear that in one of the three exploding lakes in the world, this occurrence might repeat itself. In fact, since the natural dike that contains the lake is fragile and susceptible to weakening, Nyos could be the most likely of the three to cause another catastrophe.
What caused this unexpected release of carbon dioxide that was trapped? Scientists aren’t sure exactly. It could have been a rock falling into the water, piercing the concentrated gas and allowing it to escape, or something similar could have happened. This thing, is it common? Ok, apart from Lake Nyos, the only two others known to have such unexpected eruptions are Lake Kivu and Lake Monoun (all in Africa).
Since this type of ‘eruption’ is very little known and it is difficult to find out what could trigger it or when it could happen, officials in Cameroon have now set up a degassing center that is now self-sustained (after initial boosting to trigger the release) to assure that such a tragedy does not occur again.
Kawah Ijen crater, Indonesia
Kawah Ijen is an Indonesian volcano that has the highest acidic lake in the world. The water of the crater lake is a vivid dare that we claim invites a turquoise hue. It wouldn’t be smart to dive, however. Not only is the acidity eclipsing lemon juice in this lake, but the water is also more toxic than battery acid.
In the area, the lake affects local life. And far inland, in their irrigation water, farmers have to contend with abnormal pH levels. Miners work to gather hardened sulfur near the volcano.
This is a very dangerous job because of the presence of poisonous gases, especially since most employees do not wear masks, but instead cover their faces with fabric. When it comes into contact with the air, the sulfur inside Ijen catches fire. This causes a peculiar phenomenon: with incredibly blue light, the gases ignite. At night, the risky but stunning light show is clear.