The Fantastic Turquoise Ice Of Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

Located in Siberia, Laka Baikal is the largest freshwater lake on the planet that contains approximately 20 percent of the Earth’s freshwater. Apart from being the oldest lake in the world at over 25 million years old, Lake Baikal is also home to over two thousand varieties of flora and fauna, of which almost 1,600 are endemic to the lake.

The water of Lake Baikal is renowned for being some of the clearest in the world. When the lake freezes during the winter, an amazing phenomena takes place: large shards of transparent ice form on the surface of the lake, giving the amazing appearance of turquoise ice.

Lake Baikal Frozen

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Gazing Into New Zealand’s Emerald Lakes

Emerald Lakes Mount Tongariro New Zealand

Don’t let the Oz-esque colors deceive you. The emerald lakes you see above are nestled within New Zealand’s imposing Mount Tongariro, a compound volcano and one of the three active volcanoes that dominate the North Island’s landscape.

Three Sisters Springs, Your Next Vacation Destination

Kayaks Manatees Three Sisters Springs Florida

The natural inlet near Florida’s Kings Bay sports some incredibly clear water, which makes it quite easy to spot the springs’ many manatees. The region is such a popular destination for sea cows that these sanctuaries are off limits to humans from November 15th through March 31st. So, spring breakers, make sure to book your hotel for April.