Sure, the ocean and its utterly vast expanse is beyond fascinating.
But even though comparably they’re much smaller bodies of water, the world’s most remarkable lakes still possess a magically mystifying aura — some would argue on nearly the same level.
Especially when you take a look at some of the most impressive lakes from around the world, this notion becomes harder to dispute.
For example, the world’s largest lake (by volume) also happens to be dated as the oldest on Earth. And some of the most strikingly beautiful boast surrounding landscapes so stunning it’s almost hard to believe they actually exist.
From Canada’s most photogenic Alpine lake to the most massive lake in all of Africa, the following are easily considered some of the most spectacular lakes in the entire world.
Moraine Lake — Canada
A popular sight-seeing destination for many hikers in Banff National Park, nestled amidst sprawling mountains, this glacially fed lake can be found in the park’s “Valley of Ten Peaks.” Its most notable draw? The stunningly bright, turquoise-blue color of its water. So many travel to admire its beauty that it’s said to be one of the most photographed locations in all of Canada.
Situated in the Julian Alps of northwestern Slovenia, the pleasantly picturesque surroundings of Lake Bled make it a well-loved destination for tourists and locals alike. Adding to its old-world charm, the medieval-era Bled Castle looks over the lake at its north shore and Bled Island is home to a majestic, Gothic-style pilgrimage church.