Oct 26, 2012

Beautiful Crystal Clear Water Beaches and Lakes

BLUE WATERS OF MENORCA – BALEARIC ISLAND OF SPAIN
The Balearic Islands, best known for the international party destination ofIbiza, are situated off the eastern coast of Spain. Palma is the main port city in Mallorca, the capital of this archipelago under Spanish rule.

This is one of the most popular destinations in the western Mediterranean, and you’ll soon find out why. You'll find enchanting coves, gorgeous sunsets and lush natural landscapes. You can enjoy the islands any way you want: relaxing in an atmosphere of well-deserved peace and quiet, or partying until all hours as you enjoy the islands’ wild nightlife. 

Photos by Ben



CARIBBEAN SEA, CUBA
Photo by Maryam Yahyavi

Cuba’s diverse wildlife stems from its unique natural history. Cuba was not originally in the Caribbean Sea but in the Pacific Ocean, where the island was situated 100 million years ago, before the forces of continental drift slowly brought it into the Caribbean. As the island migrated over the ages, an astonishing variety of life arrived by air, sea, and possibly by land bridges that may have once existed. Over time, these animals adapted to their new environment. 




CLEAR WATER BEACHES OF MALDIVES
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Since very ancient times, the Maldives were ruled by kings (Radun) and occasionally queens (Ranin). Historically Maldives has had a strategic importance because of its location on the major marine routes of the Indian Ocean. Maldives' nearest neighbors are Sri Lanka and India, both of which have had cultural and economic ties with Maldives for centuries. The Maldives provided the main source of cowrie shells, then used as a currency throughout Asia and parts of the East African coast.

Photo by Stefan Weyer



CORAL REEFS OF SOUTH WATER CAYE, BELIZE
Photo by Tony Rath 

Located directly on the Belize barrier reef, South Water Caye is a private 12-acre Caribbean island paradise surrounded by diverse mangrove islands, tidal seagrass flats, and pristine coral reefs teeming with marine life.

Photo by Tony Rath




EMERALD LAKE – BRITISH COLUMBIA
Photo by Jeff Clow

Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest of Yoho's 61 lakes and ponds, as well as one of the park's premier tourist attractions



FLATHEAD LAKE IN MONTANA
Photo by National Geographic 

Flathead Lake is one of the 300 largest natural lakes in the world and is the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States.  Of those large lakes, Flathead is one of the cleanest.  Studies at the Flathead Lake Biological Station show that water quality in Flathead Lake is among the best in the world . The Lake's major tributaries are the Flathead and Swan Rivers. . 
Photo by sunflower00212



JIUZHAI VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CHINA

Fresh panda scat has been discovered for the first time in ten years in China’s Jiuzhai Valley’s National Park, leading conservationists to believe the iconic bear may be returning to the park

Photo by J T



LAKE SAMERANGER IN TYROL, AUSTRIA



LAKE TAHOE – NEVADA
Photo by Dmitri Fomin 

Lake Tahoe from the east shore (in Nevada). Location, California . Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction in both Nevada and California

The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides.The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe.

Photo by David Berkowitz




MAIGA ISLAND AT SEMPORNA SEA, SABAH
Photo by Foo Weng 

Semporna is a well known gateway to beautiful islands such as Mabul, Sipadan, Kapalai, Mataking, and Pom Pom. 
Semporna town was founded soon after the establishment of Sandakan town by British North Borneo Company, which the name means place of rest or place to settle.

The town is mainly populated by Bajau ethnic community, also known as the Sea Gypsies. Most of them live in sprawling stilt villages over the sea water on the outskirt of the town, or live inside their traditional Lepa boats.

Photo by Mio Cade



MOUNTAIN LAKE MAROON BELLS, COLORADO

The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, separated by about a third of a mile. The mountain is on the border between Pitkin County and Gunnison County, Colorado, United States, about 12 miles southwest of Aspen. Both peaks are counted as fourteeners. Maroon Peak, at 14,156 feet, is the 27th highest peak in Colorado; 


SOLOMON ISLANDS 
Solomon Islands is a sovereign state in Oceania, east of Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands. It covers a land mass of 28,400 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi). The capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal. The nation of the Solomon Islands is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.


Photos by James Morgan


ZANZIBAR BEACH, TANZANIA, AFRICA
Photo by Ian Cameron
Solomon Islands  is a sovereign state in Oceania, east of Papua New Guinea, consisting of nearly one thousand islands. It covers a land mass of 28,400 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi). The capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal. The nation of the Solomon Islands is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.



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