Kelimutu volcano is located on lost in the ocean island of Flores, which belongs to the Small Eastern Indonesian Sunda Islands. Since the island is far removed from the mainland, tourists visit it not so often, Yes, and, frankly, there is almost no infrastructure. The last time the volcano erupted in the last century, in 1968, and doesn’t give any signs of activity. But in the last eruption in the magma formed coldera, which were a kind of cups, which collect water from precipitation.
Today flying over the island can be clearly seen from the aircraft with three bright turquoise spots – this is the famous lake Kelimutu. What are they famous for?
The fact that lake Kelimutu is constantly changing colour. Turquoise lake over the year could turn into turquoise, then after a certain time become red or green. Due to this, however, the presence in water of various minerals. It is the chemical relationship of these components and leads to a dynamic change of color of the water. Well, for example, green lake suggests that, in reaction into hydrochloric and sulphuric acids, the red tint of the water indicates the interaction of hydrogen sulphide with iron.
The local aboriginal people, who belong to the tribe of Leo, there is a legend about Kelimutu. They say that the lakes are inhabited by the souls of the dead. Continue reading
Lakes have extraordinary appeal. There are no storms and turbulent currents — here only alluring, glassy surface. Worldwide, there are a huge number of lakes.
Some are distinguished by their depth, some of the beauty of the surrounding landscape, one is surrounded by shores covered with strange vegetation, the shore other — freakish rocks. But among all types of lakes . there are those who are distinguished by specific colour of the water, looking at that, you think that they are specially someone tinted.
The color of the water in these lakes is far from familiar to us — though you find yourself in another dimension, with beautiful scenery of another planet. In this collection we will tell You about 10 most beautiful colored lakes in the world.
10. The Lake Laguna Verde
Laguna Verde — salt lake located in the southwest High plains of Bolivia. For those who know Spanish, the name of the lake already speaks for itself — in translation, the lake is called Green Lagoon. This name appeared not just so, water here is really green. The lake is located at the foot of the licancabur volcano and the beautiful green tint of the water caused by minerals and other substances, including copper.
This chain of 6 dark blue mountain lakes Continue reading