Looking for something unusual but beautiful place to visit? Take a look at these above average lakes. These lakes are very unusual but stunningly beautiful and will make you want to buy a plane ticket right now! From strange colors to amazing formations, and even a deadly one, here are 17 strangest lakes on the planet.

1. Nakuru Lake

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Lake Nakuru, a haven for small flamingos, is located 87 miles from the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Tens of thousands of birds, sitting up and taking off, are forming a web of various shades of pink. – source: amusingplanet

2. Nonfreezing “Lake of Five Colors”

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Located in the Jiuzhaigou National Park Jiuzhaigou, “Lake of Five Colors” does not freeze in winter. At first scientists thought this is because of benthic hot springs, but detection of them has failed. Bottom of the lake is covered with tree trunks, and in theory, the water in it should be muddy, but for some inexplicable reason it is clear and clean. – source: fotopedia

3. The Spotted Lake

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Khiluk Lake is a saline endorheic alkali lake located northwest of Osoyoos in British Columbia in Canada. In summer, most of the water in the lake evaporates and the remaining minerals harden and form a “path” between the 365 small lakes, and for that, the lake is called the “Spotted Lake.” – source: unsual places

4. The Pink Lake

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Lake Hiller is famous because its water are colored in pink. Scientists are still struggling with the mystery that gives it such an unusual color. It has been speculated that the reason is algae, but studies of water samples showed that this is not the case: there is no algae, contributing to a pink color. The lake is surrounded by a belt of white salt and eucalyptus evergreen forest.  – source: amusing planet

5. Pitch Lake

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The lake, which consists of pure liquid asphalt, is located near the village of La Brea, in the south-west of the island of Trinidad. It has an area of about 40 and a depth of approximately 260 feet. This world’s largest reservoir of natural asphalt was discovered by Walter Raleigh in 1595, who immediately found a use for it, which was using the bitumen to furnish wood paneling of ships. – source: national geographic

6. The Red Lake

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Laguna Colorada in Bolivia is filled with red colored water, and looks like a Martian landscape. A white island made of borax (the material used in the manufacture of detergents) is located on the lake. Flamingos love this place, so they fly here in large flocks. – source: next trip tourism

7. Taal Lake

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Taal Lake is a freshwater lake in the province of Batangas, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The lake fills Taal Caldera, a large volcanic caldera formed by very large eruptions between 500,000 and 100,000 years ago. Volcano Island, the location of Taal Volcano’s historical eruptions and responsible for the lake’s sulfuric content, lies near the center of the lake. There is a crater lake on Volcano Island, which is the world’s largest lake on an island (Volcano Island) in a lake (Taal Lake) on an island (Luzon). Known as the Yellow Lake or the Main Crater Lake, it contains its own small island, Vulcan Point. – source wikipedia

8. Dominica’s Boiling Lake

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This is exactly the lake you would not want to surf. Although it is hard to imagine, the Boiling Lake in Dominica is in a state of constant boiling point. Actually, only a whirlpool in the center is boiling, but the water near the shores reaches 160-190 degrees Fahrenheit. Because the lake is under the influence of volcanic activity, you can see very interesting things here. – source: amazing beautiful world

9. Lake Superior

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When we talk about surfing, we mean the ocean, not a lake, but when the waves of the Great Lakes are high enough, you could actually surf there. Unfortunately, this is possible only in winter, when the water is between 32 and 41 F. The water is so cold that it is necessary to lubricate the face with Vaseline to avoid frostbite. Ice freezes on the clothing, hair, face, and the water is more volatile and unstable than in the ocean. This confirms that the surfers in these waters are the bravest. – source: amazing beautiful world

10. Resia Lake

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Located in the South Tyrol, a province in the north of Italy, Resia Lake is an artificial lake was created in 1950 as a result of the construction of a dam for a nearby river. Several of the villages have been completely submerged in water, and only the bell tower of a church rises above the surface of the lake. Only in winter, when the lake is frozen, people can come up to the bell tower. – source: amazing beautiful world

11. Jellyfish Lake

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Jellyfish Lake is located in Palau. Because of the isolation from the ocean and low population of predators, the golden jellyfish that live there thrive and reproduce at an amazing rate.

Millions of jellyfish migrate from one side of the lake to the other, and back each day as a giant swarm.  – source: amazing beautiful world

12. Lake Berryessa – Glory Hole

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Lake Berryessa is the largest lake in the Napa County, California. It is very important because it is not only a tourist attraction but more so, it generates hydroelectricity to the North bay region of the San Francisco Bay.

What makes it interesting and amazing is the bell-mouth spillway located at the south-eastern side of the lake. This “Glory Hole” is the largest of its kind with a diameter of 72 feet. The hole has a vertical drop of 200 feet and shrinks down to 28 feet. Once the water level reaches the maximum level, the spillway becomes submerged and it swallows excess water at an unbelievable rate of 48,800 cubic feet per second. The excess water goes into a concrete pipe 700 feet away from the lake at the other side of the dam – source: purple shadow13

13. The Amazing Frozen Lake

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So large that it is often mistaken for a sea, Russia’s Lake Baikal is the deepest and oldest lake in the world, and the largest freshwater lake by volume. Famous for its crystal clear waters and unique wildlife, the lake is under threat by pollution, poaching and development. – source: purple shadow13

14. Abraham Lake

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Abraham Lake is actually a man-made lake in Alberta Canada, upper north of the Saskatchewan river at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. It is really beautiful during summer but what makes it amazing is the frozen bubbles found underneath the lake during the winter season. These frozen bubbles are actually methane gas that is produced when bacteria at the bottom of the lake decomposes organic matter.  – source: purple shadow13

15. Dead Sea

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Although the name may be deceiving, the Dead Sea is actually the world’s deepest hypersaline lake. It has a salt concentration over 8 times that of the ocean which makes it extremely hard to drown.  – source: list25

16. Lake Pinatubo

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Lake Pinatubo is located near the boundaries of Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales provinces in the Philippines and is the deepest lake in the country. 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. – source: list25

17. The Lava Lake

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The volcano Erta Ale is the most active volcano in Ethiopia. It is located below sea level in the desert of Danakil. The constant activity of the volcano continues since 1967. In the crater of the volcano, an amazingly beautiful lava lake could be seen. It is also known as the gateway to hell. – source: amazing beautiful world

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