The diversity in the art and architecture of Nature is infinite and cannot be explored all by an individual or a group. The most amazing lakes of the world bear testimony to the extent of wonder planet Earth has for enthusiasts to experience. Water bodies are the result of shallow landforms on Earth and are present as oceans, lakes, waterfalls and rivers. These 50 amazing lakes of the world celebrate the surprises, uniqueness and incredibility this form of water body has to offer to visitors.
1. Albertine Rift Lake, Africa
The Rift Valley surrounded by mountains is a constellation of lakes in Africa.
2. Crater Lake, Oregon
This American lake is the deepest in the country and is formed of a crater in Mount Mazama.
3. Dal Lake, Kashmir
This 15.5 km-long lake of India is referred to as “Srinagar’s Jewel”.
4. Deriba Lakes, Sudan
The summit of Jebel Marra has a volcanic crater which has a smaller inner crater that has transformed into this lake.
5. Heaven Lake, North Korea/China
It is in the Baekdu Mountain of Baekdudaegan and Changbai mountain ranges in China.
6. Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia
Fores Island in Indonesia has three ridge-sharing volcanic crater lakes in blue, green and red respectively.
7. Kerid Lake
This lake is in Grimsnes in Iceland.
This is a crystalline blue lake amidst beautiful Argentinean forest scenery.
9. Huechulafquen Lake
This Argentinean Andean glacial lake is in Lanin National Park.
10. Laguna Colorada
Pigmented algae and sediments beneath the surface make this Bolivian lake red.
11. Llancanelo Lake
This Argentinean oasis in the middle of a semi-desert area is home for flamingos and various species of birds.
12. Lake Annecy
This French Alpine lake is highly active with continuous sailing, kayaking, water skiing and other water sports.
13. Lake Atitlan
It is between the skirts of three conical volcanoes more than a kilometer up in Guatemalan highlands.
14. Lake Baikal
It is the biggest Siberian Lake and the most biologically diverse in the world and contains 45 islands and about 1/5 of all the freshwater on the surface of the Earth.
15. Lake Bled, Slovenia
It is found in Upper Carniola and named on the Bled Castle, which complements the serenity of this amazing lake.
16. Lake Como, Bellagio
It is the most beautiful and the third largest lake in Italy.
17. Lake Garda, Italy
The breathtaking visuals at this scenic Italian lake have always been on the list of tourists.
18. Lake Geneva
It is the biggest Western European lake and extends across the border of France and Switzerland.
19. Lake Isabelle, Colorado
It is a popular destination at the Indian Peaks especially for hikers.
20. Lake Louise, Canada
The glacial lake is situated in Alberta and is home to several precious species or organisms.
21. Lake Matheson
This New Zealander lake is also called Mirror Lake because of the impossibly perfect reflections of Mount Tasman and Mount Cook.
22. Lake Nakuru
This Kenyan lake is so rich Sodium Carbonate that few organisms thrive apart from millions algae-eating flamingos.
23. Lake Plastiras, Greece
Its uniqueness is in the fact that it is artificial.
24. Lake Titicaca
It is the most commercially navigable lake on Earth extending across Bolivia and Peru.
25. Licancabur Lake
This Chilean Crater Lake remains solid (ice) most parts of the year.
26. Loch Lomond, Scotland
It is the biggest freshwater lake in Scotland.
27. Malawi Lake, Africa
This lake is the third biggest continentally and the ninth largest globally.
28. Masyuko Lake
The bed of this Japanese lake is the basin of a volcano in Akan National Park, Hokkaido.
29. Mono Lake, California
The Ecosystem of this American lake is highly similar to Laguna Colorada.
30. Mount Katmai Crater Lake
It is a composite volcanic crater lake in Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaskan Peninsula.
31. Mount Pinatubo Lake, Luzon
It is the deepest lake in Philippines and was formed in 1991.
32. Mount Ruapehu Lake
It is in the Northern Island of New Zealand and has ice-covered ridges.
33. Mystic Lake
It is bedded on Beartooth Mountains and is the largest in Montana, USA.
34. Zao Okama Lake
Mt. Zao in Honshu, Japan is the site of this “Five Colour Pond”, which changes colour with changing weather.
35. Peyto Lake, Canada
Rock granules give this lake turquoise color and brilliant sparkle.
36. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
They are an assembly of 16 lakes in azure, blue, green and grey colors.
37. Quilotoa Lake
This Lake is formed of a volcanic crater in the western-most Ecuadorian Andes.
38. Reed Flute Cave Lake
The multi-color appearance of this Chinese lake is its specialty.
39. Riffelsee Lake
This Swiss lake behaves like an unbelievable mirror for the Matterhorn peak at its backdrop.
40. Lake Saiful Muluk
The beauty of this Pakistani lake is the ice-covered peaks and valleys at the backdrop.
41. Shangrila Lake
Fruit-laden orchards, flower-filled gardens and reflection of luxury cottages multiply sparkling beauty of this amazing lake of the world.
42. Sheosar Lake
Clear water that reflects the surrounding lush green meadows in Dosai National Park is the beauty of this lake in Pakistan.
43. Spotted Lake, Canada
The 38-acre expanse of this water body has such high concentration of minerals that vast colorful spots are formed.
44. The Dead Sea
This Jordanian water body is the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world with salt concentration more than 8 times of the oceanic salinity.
45. Tahoe Lake
This North American lake emanates different colors according to changing sunlight.
46. Viti Geothermal Lake, Askja
This Icelandic geothermal lake has opaque blue water due to sulphur.
47. Vulcan Point Lake
It is formed by the water filled in the crater of Taal Volcano in Luzon, Philippines.
48. Yak Loum Lake
A 4-millenium old crater Ratankiri Province in Cambodia is the bed of this lake.
49. Yamdrok Lake
This 72 km-long Tibetan lake is bounded by mountains covered with snow.
50. Yucatan Cave Lake
This Mexican lake is in a cave in Yucatan Peninsula and is a young discovered.