The Hillier lake (Lake Hillier) located on the Middle island ( Middle Island ), the biggest of the Islands and islets that make up the archipelago Recherch ( Archipelago of the Recherche ), scattered along the southern coast of Western Australia .
Small salty lake-Hillier . surrounded by a belt of white salt, more like something fabulous and Woosnam than the actual natural formation in the middle of the ocean. On all sides it is surrounded by the greenery of various species of eucalyptus and paper trees, which from the dark-blue waves of the ocean separates the narrow strip of white sand.
The peculiarity of this lake is its bright pink color . The color is permanent and does not change when water is taken into the container. The length of the lake is about six hundred meters. A narrow strip of land consisting of sand dunes and covered with vegetation separates the lake from the ocean.
Serenely and majestically stretches of the Australian coast mysterious, surrounded by many legends and fascinating beauty of the pink lake Hillier.
It is a miracle lake on middle island (eng. the “Middle Island”), which is part of the archipelago, consisting of hundreds of small Islands and stretches for many kilometres along the southern coast of Australia. The entire island Hillier Continue reading
Unique lake of Kazakhstan – Alakol lake is the second largest among domestic reservoirs of Kazakhstan and the only deep-water lake among the lakes of the Republic. In translation from Kazakh language means “Motley the lake”. It is really colorful – the turquoise clear morning, azure at the end of the day. This is a kind of sea steppe. Warm water and schungite stone on the shore. Beautiful sunsets, bright sun and the healing properties of water attract more and more tourists every year. There is a lake in the semi-desert zone between the snowy peaks of the Dzhungarsky Alatau and the blue ridges of the Tarbagatai on the North-East of Almaty oblast at a height of 347 m above sea level, covers an area of 2700 sq km and reaches a Depth of 50 meters, has a length of 102 km, width of 54 km it empties Into more than 15 tributaries, including the river Emel. The highest temperature on the surface of the water is 24-26 degrees.
Alakol water is salty, of the sea. Salt composition of water is sodium chloride in character, the chemical composition is comparable with the waters of the Black sea and includes almost the entire periodic table except for iodine, which contributes to the treatment of many diseases. It promotes treatment of skin diseases, has a beneficial effect on musculoskeletal apparatus, nervous system and overall health.Alakol Continue reading
Sometimes it seems that the lake, which is called the Elgygytgyn for it already deserves attention. Fortunately, it not only is interesting this is one of the many unique places in Russia.
If you look at the lake from above, immediately struck by how sharply defined his boundaries and how correct almost round shape has a contour of its shores. All this apparently not by accident. Scientists suggest that it was formed 3.5 million years ago on a place of falling of a large meteorite, that is, in fact, it’s a hole, a crater. The first is the lake described in his works by the famous Russian geologist Sergey Obruchev, son of Vladimir Obruchev, author of the famous “Sannikov Land”.
Most of the year the surface of the lake is covered with ice, in some years it does not melt even in summer. The lake shore is covered with permafrost. Flow into the lake about 50 tributaries, the lake the river flows Enmyvaam (tributary of the Belaya river. the basin of the Anadyr river).
Elgygytgyn lake, view from space
Translated from Chukchi “Elgygytgyn” means “white”, “non-melting”.
The settlements near the lake there are no roads to it.
Scientists believe that the lake has never been subjected to glaciation, which affected the whole Arctic and “mixed” soil so that more than a few tens, maximum hundreds of thousands of years Continue reading