The Teletskoye lake
The largest and most famous lake in the Altai mountains. Fanned by many legends, is revered among the indigenous people. The lake is navigable, the depth up to 325 meters.…

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The biggest lake in Africa
Lakes are sources of the largest rivers in Africa that provide water and lots of fresh fish inhabitants of the "dark continent". They are home to unique aquatic and terrestrial…

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What is the difference between lakes from seas, what is the difference

Most people have a vague understanding of the difference between the lake and the sea due to the historically-established names of the Caspian, Aral and Dead sea, actually being lakes, and lake Baikal, which the locals proudly call the sea, shocked by his size and magnificence.

The lake is a closed depression in the earth’s continental crust, which is filled with water. Lake waters belong to the land, along with rivers, swamps, glaciers and groundwater. A leader in the parameter area in the world is the Caspian sea, there is no depth of the reservoir equal to the Baikal. He is a key reservoir of fresh water for humans.

Lake classification is a consequence of how the lake deepening. Highlights – this is a tectonic lake that was the result of discontinuous horizontal or vertical movements of the earth’s crust. Over time, the fracture gap is filled with water. Thus was formed the lake Baikal, African lakes Nyasa and Tanganyika. With the lowering part of the continental plate due to the emergence of the Caspian and Aral seas.

Lakes are formed when the rock-fall. Thus perevarivaetsya the river bed, necessarily flowing in a mountain valley. A huge number of such lakes in the Pamir and in mountains of Asia Minor. Continue reading

The Lake Janisjarvi description and photo. Russia – Karelia Sortavala district (Sortavala reg)

In the South-West of Karelia is a wonderful and unique lake – lake Janisjarvi. People settled on the banks of this lake in the stone age. There was always a lot of fish, and the forests that surround the lake, always lived animals, which could hunt. Later, when people began to engage in agriculture and construction, some local residents have lived at the expense of processing the nearby lands are very fertile, and some – at the cost of deforestation. By the arrival of the sawmills many of the residents of the glorious lake began to live at the expense of the logging and rafting timber. At the bottom of the lake was found an unknown ore, and marble, which were brought to the surface and sold. The locals called the lake “the lake is the breadwinner”, because all their income was only from him. At that time no one wondered when, and under what circumstances did this wonderful lake is the breadwinner.

Close to the lake study, scientists began only in the twenties of the last century. Scientist Finnish geologist Eskola has studied thoroughly the lake and all the surrounding Islands. He found on the Islands and in the center of the lake is an unusual breed. The researcher suggested that these unusual rocks are the result of a volcanic eruption that occurred about 700 million years ago.

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Lake Louise (Lake Louise) in Banff national Park (Canada)

Lake Louise (Lake Louise) is located in Banff national Park in Canada, the southern canadian Rockies. The lake area is 0.8 sq km, a length of about 2 km, width 0.5 km Its unusual bright color water in it has acquired through the rock brought by streams from the glaciers. First, the lake was named Emerald, but it was later renamed lake Louise in honor of Princess Louise – daughters of Queen Victoria and wife of the Governor-General of the canadian colonies of great Britain.

In 1882, Tom Wilson, one of the experts who built the Canadian Pacific Railway in the area of the village of Laggan (the former name of the station Lake Louise), once he heard a distant noise, and the Indian guide informed him that the drone emits a huge white mountain that rises above the “lake of little fishes”. When the next morning Tom Wilson went there, we found a beautiful lake, surrounded by the majestic Rocky mountains, with snow-capped peaks and bright green forest on the picturesque slopes. He later recalled: “for Some time we sat silently, unable to look away from the brilliant beauty of the landscape that unfolded in sparkling glacier”.

Near the lake is more than the number of small lakes, waterfalls and trails to them.

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