Western Siberia, on the border of the Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous districts, there is an amazing place – a unique national Park Numto. A miracle of light, almost a virgin land that holds the memories of many generations of local people – Khanty, Mansi and forest. Since time immemorial people have been living here in harmony with nature. They don’t try to change it, and listen to wise counsel, and therefore survive in such a harsh climate. In the heart of the Park is the beautiful lake Numto. The lake is from ancient times considered sacred. The name itself – Numto, means God or heavenly lake. The outlines resemble a human figure, and the small island his heart and eyes. According to tradition near the lake you cannot fight, it is forbidden to fish. On the island the “heart” you can not tear the berries, and get on it only have the right men and children – there never was a woman’s foot.
According to the legend, the lake has become dropped on the ground the son of the Supreme heavenly God NUMA, Nameboy. Since then, the surrounding forests are inhabited with unseen beasts and miracles happen.
Long ago, in ancient times lived in these places deer, but not simple, and six-legged. They could easily outrun the most agile of hunters. And, if you know that you won’t get caught, Continue reading
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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On our planet a great number of lakes, created by nature. But some of her creations are not only beautiful but also very unusual. Not coincidentally, they are among the most beautiful places of our planet and become landmarks of the countries in which they are located. Here are some of them.
Lake Morning Glory
The lake is a Morning glory in Yellowstone National Park (USA). It is a very unusual body of water: the highlight of it is that it has a non uniform bright color and shape of the bottom in the form of pipes. The lake received the poetic name in the 19th century; it then was a beautiful bright purple color. The rumor about wonder lake quickly spread through the world, and the lake became the attraction of these places. Some come to admire the beauty of the lake were throwing coins to come back again, others garbage. All this led to the fact that the heat source that feeds the lake, was clogged; the water multiplied microorganisms, which resulted in a color change. The water itself is very transparent, and the color changes depending on the weather, temperature and number of microorganisms in the water.
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