Big Almaty lake (KZ. Lken Almaty KL) is located in the gorge of the Bolshaya Almatinka river on the height of 2511 m above sea level and 28,5 km South of Almaty. Lies in a hollow, surrounded on all sides by mountain peaks. Like the vast majority of lakes of the Tien Shan, was the result of earthquakes. Above the lake rise the three main peaks that can be seen from the North end of the dam: the peak of the Soviets (4317 m) — in the South-East, lake peak (4110 m) — in the South, upwards on a river valley, the peak Tourist (3954 m) — South-West from the lake. Peak West of Turist is the crest of Bolshoi Almaty peak, a pyramid with a height of Z m, which is visible from the city centre. Depending on the time of year, the lake changes its color from light green to turquoise-blue. Fed by glacial water the lake stretches for 1.6 km long, almost a kilometer wide and 40 m deep.
Big Almaty lake is part of the Ile-Alatau national Park. The length of the path to the lake is 23 km from the city. The rise in the gorge itself is very risky because of the mudflow danger, and according to experts on a descent of mudflows, this lake stand the test of nature to this day. Continue reading
Volga Federal district is a territory adjacent to the Volga or close to it situated, economically and geographically adjacent to it. Within the Volga region allocated comparatively upbeat with the right Bank of the Volga upland and the left Bank — the so-called Zavolzhie. Earlier was a part of Volga Bulgaria, great Tartary.
The area is located in the Eastern part of the Russian plain on the banks of the Volga. The Park area is approximately 536 thousand sq. km. In the district include: Astrakhan, Penza, Orenburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Volgograd, Samara region, Republic of Udmurtia, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Chuvashia, Mari-El, Mordovia and Perm region. Center of Volga Federal district Samara is considered. In the name of Samara can be traced from Eastern roots. “Himself” (or “sham”) – arid, steppe, hot. “Ar” is a water stream, river, ditch. Samara – river steppes. The city has a variety of hydrological objects in the first place, of course, the Volga and the rivers Samara and Juice, the springs and lakes of Samara.
The most famous of the lake Samara– Voronezh lakes – a unique monument of nature, miraculously survived among the stone houses. Unfortunately, during the construction of the complex “Empire” were closed ground water and one lake went dry. One of the oldest resort areas of the Volga region are the lakes Elton and Baskunchak Continue reading
Volcanic lake is considered one of the wonders of nature. Because their nature is in truth paradoxical – huge bodies of water, born of fire and heat.
Volcanic crater lake located in Oregon, USA. Enchanting deep blue color and crystal clarity of its water made a crater lake one of the main natural attractions of the state. The lake was almost not affected by industrial waste and is the cleanest lake in the United States. It was formed about 7,700 years ago resulting in the death of the volcano mount Masama. Considered to be the indigenous inhabitants of the adjacent territories – the Indian tribe Klamath witnessed the formation of the lake. In their legends the eruption of mount Masami associated with the battle of the God of heaven and God of the underworld, and the lake today is divine in nature and is closely connected with spiritual practice of Indians.
The volcanic lake Nyos is located in the North-Western part of Cameroon. Under the lake is a layer of magma, the carbon dioxide emitted by the magma, constantly seeps into the groundwater feeding the lake, turning the lower layers of water in the lake in carbon dioxide. Lake Nyos was a time bomb – tremors in 1986 led to the Limnological catastrophe. claimed the lives of thousands of people and animals. Instantly Continue reading