Beautiful Bodies of Water Part One
As lovers of clean, clear water, we love to keep updated on not only the safest and cleanest drinking water in the world, but also the most beautiful places to have some fun in the sun. This week we’re walking you through some of the most beautiful bodies of water around the world, and what exactly makes them special. Time to get out your pocket calendar and begin planning your next vacation. These bodies of water will make you eager to jump on a plane to your next aquatic getaway spot.
Grand Prismatic Spring, The United States
While this body of water isn’t best for swimming or pina coladas, it’s great for visual excellence. This hot spring is one of the most photographed thermal features in the entire world, mostly famous for its bright colors and immense size. It’s hard to miss this spread of water, and while you’re visiting the Grand Prismatic Spring, stop by Old Faithful for two rare sights in one vacation.
Spotted Lake, Canada
For those who have not seen this Spotted Lake, one might assume the name is based on an unrelated antidote or person. Those people would be wrong. During the cold months and into spring, this lake appears like a normal body of water. However, as the lake begins thawing, the water begins evaporating throughout summer, leaving hundreds of briny pools behind in the lake. This presents on the surface as bizarre green, blue, and yellow spots on the lake. Locals call the site the “most magical place in Canada.” Stop by this location during your summer vacation, and enjoy the most magical place in Canada with your own eyes.
Lake Retba, Senegal
We’re not messing with you on this next one – this lake is a bright, vivid pink color. In order to believe it, you might have to see it with your own eyes. The pink color is caused by the Dunaliella salina bacteria, which is attracted by the lake’s salt content. In fact, the salt content is so high, it competes with the salinity of The Dead Sea. Very few living organisms can survive in this water due to the salt content, which is why when you visit, you’ll see salt collectors working on the shores and in the depths of Lake Retba. Refrain from touching the piles of salt collected on the surface near the shore, as the collectors have spend hours every day working to gather their salt piles.
Blood Falls, Antarctica
In Antarctica in 1911, scientists noticed that a river had stained a nearby arctic cliff a chillingly dark red color. For many years, these scientists hypothesized that algae discolored the water, however, this hypothesis was never verified. However, recent studies have shown that the deep red color is due to the oxidized iron in brine salt water, which is also present in iron when it begins to rust. That phenomenon creates the deep red color present on the glaciers. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop by Blood Falls to see this bizarre colorful phenomenon, and impress your friends with your neat scientific knowledge.
Next week we’re diving into even more beautiful bodies of water, so don’t complete your itineraries quite yet! If you’re unable to visit these sites, that doesn’t mean you can’t have beautiful water in your own home. Get in contact with us today to bring the clean and safe water right to your own faucet through a proper water filtration system. You and your family will enjoy better tasting, purer water right away!