The most beautiful color in the world is blue. Sediment and nutrients can make water appear murky, while nearby coral reefs can keep water clear. But the tint comes from blue wavelengths of light absorbed from the sun.
Stark white sand that beautifully contrasts with azure waters and painted skies. Scroll down for the ten most beguiling waters of the world.
The Maldives was once a soaring mountain range. It was created when the India plate passed over a hotspot known as the Reunion mantle plume, which produced a more than 2,000km-long span of volcanoes called the Laccadives-Chagos Ridge. Over the millennia, the volcanoes collapsed, each leaving a ring of small, perfect islands.
Palawan's beauty and thrilling outdoor or undersea adventures are no secret to the world. The island is known as the Philippines' 'last frontier' because it is part of the far western Palawan province, with its southern tip just north of Malaysia.
Crater Lake camping is an almost ethereal experience. The pristine clear lake is the clearest and deepest lake (and the ninth deepest in the world) in North America, and unarguably one of the most fascinating. It was formed in the course of one of the largest volcanic eruptions ever about 7,700 years ago when a volcano (now Mount Mazama) erupted and a 12,000-foot peak was leveled. In its place was a caldera, a cauldron-like cavity that filled with rain and snow over the years to form what we now refer to as Crater Lake.
The Exuma district is a heaven on earth. Ranging from over 365 islands, one can find endless things to do such as swimming with nurse sharks, swinging on swings in the endless blue ocean to exploring secluded beaches on Little Exuma.
One of the most beautiful natural wonders in Croatia and all of Europe, the Plitvice National Park is best known for its breathtaking lakes, waterfalls and lush forest.
Five Flower Lake is surrounded with mountains. The depth of the lake is 16 feet, but the lake-bed is visible under its clear water. It’s color varies and it is mesmerizing to observe. The color of the lake varies: from amber yellow, emerald green, dark jade to light turquoise, with a hint of coral. But, most of the time the water is sapphire blue. The place is shrouded in a lot of secrets and mysteries.
This small, white sandy beach, backed by pine trees, flanked by cliffs and lapped by stunning azure waters, is picture perfect. Cala Macarelleta's views from the cliff are incredible and peaceful.
A landslide caused an earthquake which rocked the island of Zakynthos has resulted in the pristine turquoise waters of the island’s famous Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach turning white. This has occurred as a result of rocks which have fallen into the water as a result of the quake.
The Blue Lagoon is a natural wonder. Set amidst a field of black basalt lava, the temperature in this stunning lagoon averages a relaxing 35-40°C and powder-blue mineral rich waters mix with seawater. The experience therapeutic and totally relaxing.
Lake 69 is a beautiful mountain lake with flawless turquoise water located in Huascarán National Park. Fed by a waterfall, the small lake is extremely picturesque with its vibrant colours and stunning views over the surrounding mountainside.
This beauty, along with its relative ease of access, makes it a must see destination. The lake took its name during the creation of the national park it lies within, this is because it was the 69th lake to be named.
Glaciers that surround the lake create the waterfall that nourishes it and this world of ice on the horizon can be mesmerising. Pristine melted waters descend the cliff edge and plunge into transparent water below for a breathtaking vista.
The breathtaking beauty and wonder about water is truly amazing. Let’s get out there and enjoy our most precious resource. Love your water!
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