When people talk about three quarters of the world’s surface being covered in water, you don’t generally think of it being 20,000 ft above sea level. Yet, some of the highest lakes in the world can be found hidden in the cracks and crevasses of mountain valleys, among some of the highest peaks in the world, making for spectacular imagery.
We compiled a list of some of the highest lakes on Earth, with pics. In addition we’ve provided a list of the actual highest at the end of the article. Enjoy!
10. Lake Saiful-Muluk: 3,224 m (10,577 ft)
To the north of Kaghan Valley near Naran, in Pakistan, sits the impressive Lake Saiful-Muluk. At an altitude of 3,224 m (10,577 ft) above sea level, this glacial lake is one of the highest in Pakistan, and judging by the vibrant colors captured in these images, certainly one of the most beautiful.
The surrounding glaciers feed the lake, so the size of it is dependent on snow fall from the previous season.