12 Most Colorful Waters of the World

12 Most Colorful Waters of the World

The world has always been brimming with vibrant and amazing landscapes which have the ability to strike you dumbfounded with their beauty. In this post, we bring to you some of the most colorful waters of the world which seem to have come straight out of fairy tale.

1 – Lake Carezza, Italy

Lake Carezza

Located in South Tyrol, Italy, Lake Carezza is known for its breathtaking colors and is famously called the Rainbow Lake. The lake water boasts colors ranging from blue to green to purplish. Legend also has it that a sorcerer, in a bid to trap a mermaid, conjured a rainbow which was smashed into pieces. This ended up sending beautiful colors tumbling down into the rain water. (Photo Credit: Claus Puhlmann)

2 – Rio Celeste Waterfall, Costa Rica

Rio Celeste Waterfall

Rio Celeste Waterfall is set in the mountains of the northwestern Costa Rica and it presents a fabulous idyllic view. The mind-boggling blue water gets its blue hue as a result of the chemical reactions undergone by the volcanic minerals. The river flows through the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Its color meanwhile metamorphosis from clear to vivid turquoise at certain locations along the river bed. (Photo Credit: Bill Beards)

3 – Salt field in Crimea, Ukraine

Salt field in Crimea

The locals call these waters the Rotten Sea due to the unpleasant smell that wafts from the network of shallow salty lagoons. The water in these marshes takes a deep crimson hue due to the presence of certain microorganisms. These micro creatures are purple in color and can be found copiously in salty environments. The air in the surroundings is also very salty, humid and gives a feeling of being rather sticky. However, the scenes of blood red waters against blue skies are enough to transform this place into colorful vistas. (Photo Credit: Sergey Anashkevitch)

4 – Abyss Geothermal Pool, United States of America

Abyss Geothermal Pool

Located in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, the Abyss pool is one of the deepest hot spring pools in the park. The water boasts its unique color due to a magnificent blend of water depth and presence of certain algae in the water. (Photo Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

5 – Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan

Lake Kaindy

Lake Kaindy, meaning the Birch Tree Lake, was created as result of an earthquake in 1911. This earthquake triggered a large landslide that blocked the gorge and resulted in a natural dam. The lake meanwhile is famous for its submerged forests that have the trunks of spruce trees rising out of the lake water. (Photo Credit: Maxim Petrichuk)

6 – Mono Lake, United States of America

Mono Lake

A large mass of shallow saline soda, Mono Lake (California) is an oasis in the dry Great Basin. It also serves as a vital habitat for millions of migratory and nesting birds. The best known feature of the lake however are its tufa towers. These towers are made of calcium carbonate and emerge due to the chemical reactions when fresh spring-waters and alkaline water interacts. The lake’s water on the other hand is 2.5 times as salty and 80 times as alkaline as the ocean. This is due to the buildup of minerals in the water and insufficient evaporation of rainwater. (Photo Credit: Barbi Kutilek)

7 – Cano Cristales River, Colombia

Cano Cristales River

Cano Cristales River offers an explosion of color as it is referred to as a “river that ran away from paradise”. Some also name it as the “River of Five Colors” while others call it as the “Most Beautiful River in the World”. A unique species of plant lining the river bed turns bright red during the wet and dry seasons when the water level is just sufficient. This is accompanied by splotches of yellow and green sand, blue water and loads of shades in between. (Photo Credit: Mario Carvajal)

8 – Five Flower Lake, China

Five Flower Lake

The Five Flower Lake is situated in China’s Juizhaigou Valley which is known for its scenic beauty, colorful lakes and fantastic waterfalls. The lake is multi-colored with water so clear that one could quite comfortably see the trunks of trees crisscrossing the bottom. (Photo Credit: Next Trip Tourism)

9 – Marble Caves, Chile

Marble Caves

These stunningly beautiful set of caves carved into marble are located in a remote glacial lake that spans the Chile-Argentina border. The smooth blues of the calcium carbonate are a reflection of the lake’s azure water. They present different shades and hues during various times of the year depending upon the level of water in the lake. (Photo Credit: When on Earth)

10 – Gruner See, Austria

Gruner See

Gruner See or Green Lake is a lake in Austria which is surrounded by forests and mountains. This lake is famous for its emerald green waters as the divers can observe the green meadows in the edge zone of the lake. The lake also has popular hiking trails around its shores. (Photo Credit: World of Lakes)

11 – Sunset Lake, United States of America

Sunset Lake

Sunset Lake is yet another hot water spring in Yellowstone National Park. It is popular among the tourists because of the multitudes of rainbow hues that it boasts. These colors are caused by brown, orange and yellow bacteria present in the cooling water. (Photo Credit: Ian Lyons)

12 – Saint Mary Lake, United States of America

Saint Mary Lake

The second largest lake in the Glacier National Park, Montana, is a tell-tale teal color of the glacially fed lake. Prairies, mountains and forests converge here to create a rich and diverse habitat for plants and animals. (Photo Credit: Trey Ratcliff)