Lakes are easily among some of nature's most beautiful yet peaceful phenomenons. However, not all lakes are equal in their quality as some are richer and clearer than others. Everyone wants to be able to look in the water and see a clear reflection of themselves. For some reason, it actually beats staring in the mirror as you feel like you are interacting with nature and not just a reflective object. There are lots of lakes in the world however, for this section, we will be discussing the clearest lakes on the planet. Without further ado, let's get to it.
8 Lake McKenzie, Australia
Lake McKenzie is housed by the Fraser island of Queensland and is the largest island in the world. The McKenzie lake is so clear it is nicknamed the "Jewel of the Fraser island." This lake, however, is acidic and has a fragile ecosystem. Its acidic nature makes it next to impossible to house aquatic life. However, this does not make Lake McKenzie any less clear as it is indeed a sight to behold. As a matter of fact, Lake McKenzie is part of the Great Sandy National Park and according to the locals, the lake is a reincarnation of their goddess K'gari and the lake serves as her eyes. Quite the concept right?
7 Melissani Lake, Greece
Located in Kefalonia is the Melissani Lake. This lake is known for its brilliant cleanliness and clearness and goes through a cave. According to the Greek mythologies, the Melissani Lake is thought to be a home for nymphs. Visiting this lake during summer is the best example as the lake reflects light from the sun thus creating a beautiful effect. The bed of this lake can be seen clearly while on a boat. The Melissani Lake is easily one of the clearest lakes on the planet for this very reason.
6 Lake Baikal, Russia
Not only is Lake Baikal among the clearest lakes on the planet, but it also holds the title for deepest. However, this lake continually freezes and has become a tourist attraction throughout Russia. Lake Baikal is so clear that its aquatic life and rocks at its bottom can be seen easily. When it freezes cars and other small vehicles can drive along as it gathers about 15 tons of ice. However, after April it is not advisable to do that as the ice may crack.
5 Five-Flower Lake, China
The Five-Flower Lake is a very clear yet shallow lake located at the Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in China. Old tree trunks can be seen at the bed of the lake due to its clearness. The Five-Flower Lake features multiple colors such as green, yellow and blue. This occurrence is due to the presence of hydrophytes and calcium carbonates in the lake. The locals claim that the Five-Flower Lake is just a piece of a mirror that fell from a goddess's hands.
4 Torch Lake, U.S.A
The Torch Lake is known as the longest inland lake throughout Michigan and houses various types of fish such as steelhead, Atlantic salmon, rock bass, and whitefish. Due to the clarity and tranquility of this lake, it has become a paradise for canoeing and diving. The Torch Lake covers a landmass of about 1800 acres. The Torch Lake was formerly referred to as the Torch Light Lake where people can eat at food spots while taking in the view.
3 Lake Mashū, Japan
Located on Hokkaido island is Lake Mashū, one of the clearest lakes in the world. This lake is nicknamed the lake of the devil by the locals and has become a prominent tourist attraction. Lake Mashū is a typical example of the beauty of nature. This lake is a heritage site. It is definitely worth the visit.
2 Lake Tahoe, U.S.A
Located in Sierra, Nevada is the freshwater lake Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe earns its name for being one of the clearest lakes in the world and the ability to see right through the lake with your naked eye. Lake Tahoe has become a hub for Scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boating, and many more. This lake exists at 1,897 meters above sea level. If you are ever in the United States, this is one site that is definitely worth the visit.
1 Blue Lake, New Zealand
With its visibility of up to 800 meters, this lake is tagged as the world's clearest lake. This freshwater lake is also called Rotomairewhenua. This name was given the name Māori by the locals who believe that the Blue lake should not be used for swimming of any sorts alongside other activities as it was too clear to be tampered with. At 1,200 meters above sea level, the temperature of this lake is chilled. Visitors can hike, camp or fish there. For an aerial view of this beautiful lake, helicopter rides are available
There are many clear lakes out there, however, these lakes rank among the clearest in the world. So, grab your bags for a thrilling adventure through these lakes as you enjoy the view.