Lakes are staggering natural masterpieces, and show off some of water’s most mesmerizing qualities, such as: mirror-like reflections, crystalline clarity and hypnotizing ripples. There are literally millions, if not billions of lakes in the world from tiny overgrown ponds to pretty much ocean-sized giants. Of those millions, there must be some lakes that stand out more, either thanks to their location, or the surrounding wilderness. These 14 astonishing lakes are all unique, and are well worth a visit.
Baikal Lake, Russia
Of course, #1 spot goes to Baikal – the oldest and deepest lake in the world. It formed around 25 million years ago and has its own unique eco system. Not to mention it looks like a mini-ocean!