25 Stunningly Beautiful Lakes From Around The World

Posted by , Updated on June 28, 2018


When someone says they have seen the most stunningly beautiful lakes from around the world, what comes to mind? If the word “lake” makes you think of the small pond behind your childhood home, or the Lochness Monster, then you have seriously missed out on some of the most famous lakes in existence. These beautiful lakes stretch across the world from the United States to the Philippines. Get your swimsuit or your ice fishing gear ready because these 25 Stunningly Beautiful Lakes From Around the World will have you ready to buy a plane ticket and head to one of these amazing lakes!


Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia

Lake Titicaca with clear skieshttps://www.lonelyplanet.com/peru/lake-titicaca

The highest commercially navigable lake in the world is located on the border of Peru and Bolivia at 3,811 meters. It is widely known for its artificial floating islands constructed and inhabited by the Uros people.


Moraine Lake, Canada

Moraine Lake with trees in foreground and mountains in backgroundhttps://www.banfflakelouise.com/moraine-lake

The first of many Canadian lakes, this photogenic lake has made appearances on the Canadian twenty dollar bill, as a preview picture for Android, as a photo in the video game The Last of Us, and the login screen of Windows 10.


Lake Pinatubo, Philippines

Lake Pinatubo from afarhttp://newsinfo.inquirer.net/335229/just-trek-dont-swim-in-pinatubo-crater-lake

Formed only recently (in 1991) after a monsoon, this crater lake is found at the top of Mt Pinatubo, an active volcano in the Philippines.


Lake Annette, Canada

Lake Annette with canoe in foregroundhttps://www.todocanada.ca/city/jasper/listing/lake-annette-lake-edith/

One of Alberta’s kettle lakes, Lake Annette is the perfect place for a picnic, fishing, scuba diving, or star gazing.


Laguna Colorada, Bolivia

Laguna Colorada with snowcapped mountainhttps://www.atlasobscura.com/places/laguna-colorada

Located at 4,200 meters above sea level in southwest Bolivia, the Laguna Colorada gets its bright red color from the sediments and pigmented algae beneath its surface. It’s also extremely shallow with an average depth of 50 cm.

Photo: Featured Image - tsaiproject, The Dead Sea, Israel, CC BY 2.0, 1. veronicaromm, Plitvice Waterfalls, CC BY 2.0, 2. Mykola Swarnyk, Spotted Lake Osoyoos, CC BY 3.0, 3. tsaiproject, The Dead Sea, Israel, CC BY 2.0, 4. Akbar Khan Niazi, Sheosar Lake with reflection of majestic Nanga Parbat, CC BY-SA 4.0, 5. thisisbossi, 2007 07 16 - 3958 - Gornergrat - Matterhorn and Riffelsee, CC BY-SA 2.0, 6. oliver.dodd, 21432-peyto lake, CC BY 2.0, 7. Ximonic (Simo Räsänen), Cirrus front over Austnesfjorden, Austvågøya, Lofoten, Norway, 2015 April, CC BY-SA 3.0, 8. Tessa Needham, Mirror Lake, CC BY 2.0, 9. Zeitlupe, Horseshoe Lake Alberta 1, CC BY-SA 3.0, 10. Alan & Flora Botting, Yoho National Park- Emerald Lake 30, CC BY-SA 2.0, 11. Sheila Sund, Mono Lake sunrise, CC BY 2.0, 12. i_pinz, sun goes down over lake malawi, CC BY-SA 2.0, 13. Peter Vigier, Yamdrok-tso, CC BY 2.0, 14. MT Hikes, IMG_7225 (Fair Use: Illustrative Purposes Only), 15. George Terezakis, Lake Plastira in the mist, CC BY-SA 2.0, 16. Grey World, Reed Flute Cave water, CC BY 2.0, 17. Riccardo Rossi, Barclay lake, CC BY-SA 2.0, 18. Rick Obst, Carter Lake, CC BY 2.0, 19. TheTurducken, Lake Isabelle, CC BY 2.0, 20. Norton Ip, 晨光 @ Lake Louise, CC BY-SA 2.0, 21. Nico Kaiser, Laguna Colorada (4.560 m), CC BY 2.0, 22. Alex Fryatt, evening's rest at Lake Annette, CC BY 2.0, 23. Andrew and Annemarie, Lake Pinatubo, CC BY-SA 2.0, 24. Mark Doliner, Moraine Lake, CC BY-SA 2.0, 25. Emmanuel DYAN, Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru, CC BY 2.0

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