From the lake in Austria that becomes a surreal underwater world complete with bark benches, to the gorgeous pink lake in Africa, feast your eyes on these weird but utterly amazing lakes around the world. Because as these photos will prove, the most beautiful lakes in the world are also some of the strangest lakes on the planet.
Spotted Lake, BC
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Lake Retba, Senegal
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Lake Natron, Tanzania
Kelimutu Lakes, Indonesia
Grüner See, Austria
Lake Resia, Italy
Abraham Lake, Alberta
Aral Sea, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Lake Baikal, Russia
Jellyfish Lake, Palau
Boiling Lake, Dominica
The Hells of Beppu, Japan
Lake McKenzie, Australia
It’s a good idea to wear good sunglasses when you visit because the silica sand is a blinding white.
Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan
Crater Lake of Taal Volcano, Philippines
As if this isn’t mind-blowing enough, there is a small island called Vulcan Point in the crater lake, making it the largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island.