Lakes are calm vistas, which presents photogenic opportunities as the surrounding landscape and sky reflect a top of the shimmering surface. Hues of blue and green replicate the contrast between land and sky. From Croatia to New Zealand, some lakes are so beautiful that it will bring tears to your eye. Signify your sacred side as your breath will be taken away, and spirit enlivened with these most beautiful lakes in the world.
Plitvice Lakes, CroatiaPlitvice is described in three words, “Heaven on Earth.” These blue-green lakes radiate various hues depending on the atmosphere’s climate. This 16-lake chain produces multitudes of rainbows thanks to the waterfalls, which connects the separated lakes. Deer, bears, wolves, birds and possibly fairies reside in this area.
Lake Tekapo, New ZealandThis 32 square mile lake rests at 2,300 feet above sea level. The lake radiates a rare turquoise hue while outlined with wildflowers. The mountains set for a picturesque backdrop. Located in the South Island, Lake Tekapo is the second largest of three parallel running lakes along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin.
Reed Flute Cave Lake, China
This natural limestone cave is located in Guilin, Guangxi, China. This historic cave dates back to the Tang Dynasty in 742AD. That births this cave to be 180 million years old. Rediscovered in the 1940’s, the caves wander eyes with it’s magnificent colors.
Lake Bled, SloveniaNatural and ancient European history comes alive in Lake Bled. Surrounded by the Julian Alps, this photogenic lake is popular thanks to the castle floating atop a tiny island in the middle of the lake. In case you want to “moat” around on your own terms rent a boat or canoe.
Pehoe Lake, Patagonia, ChileNot the most accessible lake in Chile thanks to a few plane rides and one long bumpy, dirty trail, Pehoe Lake boasts the power and symbolism of beautiful lakes. Well worth the travel, this lake features aqua-blue rays that turns lavender at sunrise and tangerine at sunset. Situated between snow-capped mountains, this lake is well worth the purchase of a DSLR camera.
Malawi Lake, AfricaThis lake is the third largest lake in Africa and the eighth largest in the world. This 360-mile African Great Lake is the southernmost lake along the East African Rift System. Sail, snorkel or scuba dive the surrounding green-blue waters for a different type of African experience.
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, CanadaMoraine is one of Banff’s, and maybe Canada’s, most photographed lakes. Located at the end of Moraine Road, it is approximately 14 kilometers from the popular, yet stunning, Lake Louise. This lake lies beneath the stunning Valley of the Ten Peaks and known as the Twenty Dollar view. This lake is well worth a photograph day or night and summer or winter.
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Elizabeth is a fitness professional, workshop presenter and freelance writer. She is an active traveler who treks the globe looking for interesting stories to write and places to photograph. Her most significant travel achievements include living and volunteering in Australia twice and studied yoga in India.