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5 fascinating bodies of water around the world

22 Mar 2018

Red flowing water and boiling lakes are just some of the bizarre and magnificent bodies of water in our list of favourites! Which is yours?

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia


Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction and houses a mass of nature, biodiversity and wildlife. These waterfalls all come from the same lake which has separated into smaller limestone dams over time to form this beautiful waterfall.

Boiling Lake, Dominica


This one is rather self-explanatory… the lake in Morne Trois Pitons National Park literally boils and you can see the steam evaporating from the surface.

The lake is heated by molten lava underneath which lets hot gas and steam into the lake through an opening into the water. We don’t recommend swimming here; it could be a touch too warm!

Blood Falls, Antarctica


This strange phenomenon comes when water from a hyper-salty lake, which has been trapped under a glacier for two million years escapes. As the iron rich water reacts with the oxygen in the air, rust is formed meaning the water turns bright red as it flows into the ocean.

Grand Prismatic Spring, USA


This brightly coloured spring is the largest in Yellowstone National Park, USA. The colours come from a high concentration of minerals and different sets of pigmented bacteria in the water. The blue section in the middle of the spring can reach a whopping 87°C so don’t dive in!

Champagne Pool, New Zealand


This pool gets its name from the continuous carbon dioxide bubbles that rise up to the surface, similarly to a glass of champagne. This spring is around 900 years old and reaches around 74°C on the surface! The orange edges are created by silica and deposits of arsenic and antimony sulphides.

That’s it! They’re some of the world’s most fascinating bodies of water from around the world. Have you visited any of these or do you have other favourites? Share them with us on social media!

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