Unusual lakes around the world

unusual lakes

People are usually not big fans of lakes, as a part from fishing or sailing around, there is much to do when there.

Well, today’s article might change your perspective on lakes, as The Golden Scope managed to find some really unique ones.

Ever heard of a freshwater basin that has waves as big as the ones that surfers ride in the ocean? And what about a lake covered in jellyfish? I bet you never heard of that one either.

Another very peculiar basin can be found in Siberia. Indeed, when that lake freezes, its surface features geometrically perfect circles that look like non-terrestrial symbols.

All the lakes mentioned below are unique in their own ways. Take a look and see for yourself how unusual, peculiar, wonderful and storage all those places are!


Jelly Fish Lake is a marine lake located on Eil Malk island in Palau, an island country in the western Pacific Ocean. Jellyfish Lake is connected to the ocean through fissures and tunnels in the limestone, and it is incredibly peculiar as millions of golden jellyfish migrate across the lake daily. In other words, the lake is completely covered in jellyfish!

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Taal Lake is situated on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. This lake fills up the caldera of an active volcano, Taal Volcano, and it is considered the third largest lake in the country. As milions of years ago Taal Lake was actually connected to the sea, it is home to several species that have evolved and adapted to the desalination of the lake’s waters.

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Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America, and it is shared between the United State and Canada. Lake Superior is so big that if standing on the banks, it would be impossible to see the other side of the lake. During the winter season, Lake Superior has waves that can reach 32 to 41 FT. Surfers usually ride those waves.

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Dominica’s Boiling Lake is situated in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a park that has been listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. The lake’s waters are actually boiling, as on the bottom of the basin there are several fumaroles. A fumarole is an opening in a planet’s crust, from which lava or boiling gases come from.

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Lake Baikal is located in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, and it is considered to be among the clearest of all lakes, and the world’s oldest lake. It is one-of-its-kind as its frozen surface is “decorated” with geometrically perfect circles, which look like alien’s drawings. When the lake melts, methane—which is comes in high quantity in the lake—forms geometrically perfect circles.

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