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1. The blue hues captured in this stunning photograph of Peyto Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, show just how awesome the natural world can be.

Color is how the human eye perceives the reflection of different spectrums of light. We perceive color just as we perceive taste: sublime, exquisite, horrible and delicious. It provokes us, it enchants us and our whole world revolves around it. Everything from the clothes we wear, to the foods we eat are determined by color.

It’s only fitting then, that we explore some of Mother Nature’s most colorful works. The kaleidoscope of colors presented in this series of spectacular lake images, encapsulate the incredible natural beauty of enclosed expanses of water.


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2. Perito Moreno in Patagonia, Argentina gets its vibrant turquoise color from light reflecting off suspended glacier ice melt particles.

3. Five Flower Lake in Jiuzhaigon National Park, China, is known for its crystal turquoise waters. The floor of the lake is littered with ancient fallen trees from the surrounding forests.

4. Peyto Lake in Banff on top and another view here, demonstrating how light reflection can drastically alter the colour of water.

5. This volcanic lake in Flores had been turned bright turquoise from algae and bacteria living in the water.

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6. Bacteria may have turned this lake a blue/brown color but we can’t help thinking of steaming hot chocolate when we look at the picture. Mmmm.

7. Deep aqua marine hues bounce off Blanca Lake, Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington.

8. Yamdrok Tso, meaning Turquoise Lake, sits about 4500m above sea level, Tibet. It was created after a dam for the nearby hydroelectric power station was built.

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