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Lake Natron: Lesser Flamingoes in Flight

Lake Natron

(Rift Valley, Kenya - Arusha, Tanzania)

148,263 acres

2,001 feet above sea level

Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is a very special lake. Lying close to the Kenya border in the eastern branch of Africa's Rift Valley, Lake Natron is the world's largest breeding ground of the Lesser Flamingo. As the only breeding ground for this beautiful bird in East Africa, 2.5 million flamingos depend on Lake Natron for their continued survival. This large salt lake lies in an area that receives ... Read full review

Lake Natron: Lesser Flamingoes in Flight

Lake Natron

(Rift Valley, Kenya - Arusha, Tanzania)

148,263 acres

2,001 feet above sea level

Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is a very special lake. Lying close to the Kenya border in the eastern branch of Africa's Rift Valley, Lake Natron is the world's largest breeding ground of the Lesser Flamingo. As the only breeding ground for this beautiful bird in East Africa, 2.5 million flamingos depend on Lake Natron for their continued survival. This large salt lake lies in an area that receives ... Read full review

Lake Gaston: Eaton Ferry Bridge at Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston

(North Carolina, USA - Virginia, USA)

20,300 acres

350 miles of shoreline

95 feet max. depth

200 feet above sea level

Lake Gaston covers 20,300 acres along 34 miles of Virginia and North Carolina real estate. The lake was created in 1963 by the Virginia Electric and Power Company (now Dominion Virginia Power) to generate hydroelectric power. Three lakes were created by dams on the Roanoke River. Lake Gaston is in the middle of the chain. Waters from Kerr Lake Dam, at elevation 300 feet above sea level, flow into ... Read full review

Loch Morar, Scotland, United Kingdom: Aerial View of Loch Morar

Loch Morar

(Scotland, United Kingdom)

6,598 acres

27 miles of shoreline

1,017 feet max. depth

33 feet above sea level

The deepest loch in the western Highlands of Scotland is beautiful Loch Morar. Gouged from the rock by glaciers, this water body reaches the extreme depth of 1,017 feet - deeper than most of the seabed off Scotland's west coast. This rugged area has been called "the highlands of the Highlands." The steep-sided loch is surrounded by some of the Highland's highest peaks, such as Ben Nevis 30 miles to ... Read full review

Lake Koocanusa: Boat at Lake Koocanusa

Lake Koocanusa

(British Columbia, Canada - Montana, USA)

46,720 acres

249 miles of shoreline

370 feet max. depth

2,459 feet above sea level

In the far north of the United States, tucked into the northwestern end of Montana, is the long, narrow Lake Koocanusa. This lake is actually a man-made reservoir, created by the damming of the Kootenai (or, alternatively, Kootenay) River in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The dam that was built was named Libby Dam, after the town of Libby, which is a few miles away. Lake Koocanusa was formed ... Read full review

Clendening Lake, Ohio, USA: Idyllic Clendening Lake

Clendening Lake

(Ohio, USA)

1,702 acres

36 miles of shoreline

30 feet max. depth

898 feet above sea level

The call of the wild permeates the area surrounding Clendening Lake. The meandering reservoir stretches over 10 miles along Brushy Creek and is enclosed within public lands owned by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. There is no development on the nearly 1,800-acre lake; the lake is to remain in undeveloped status for the benefit of both human and nature's visitors. The only facilities ... Read full review

Sebec Lake, Maine, USA: Shore View of Sebec Lake

Sebec Lake

(Maine, USA)

6,803 acres

53 miles of shoreline

155 feet max. depth

323 feet above sea level

Located in central Maine's Piscataquis River Valley, Sebec Lake is surrounded by a land of recreational opportunity. Whether you come to relax in New England's rural countryside or accept the challenge of the Appalachian Trail, Sebec Lake has it all. Boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, canoeing, scenic drives and wildlife viewing are among the many activities found in the Maine Highlands region that ... Read full review

Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania, USA: Frozen Slips at Harveys Lake

Harveys Lake

(Pennsylvania, USA)

658 acres

9 miles of shoreline

96 feet max. depth

1,255 feet above sea level

With a surface area of 658 acres, Harveys Lake is Pennsylvania's largest natural lake by total volume of water. Located in the Northeastern Mountain Region of Pennsylvania, Harveys Lake was named for its discoverer, Benjamin Harvey. An early settler of the Wyoming Valley and member of the Sons of Liberty, Harvey was captured and taken prisoner by British and Native American forces near Wilkes-Barre. ... Read full review

Deer Creek Reservoir, Utah, USA: Mount Timpanogos from Deer Creek Reservoir

Deer Creek Reservoir

(Utah, USA)

2,965 acres

19 miles of shoreline

147 feet max. depth

5,417 feet above sea level

Deer Creek Reservoir is located near Heber, Utah, the home of the historic "Heber Creeper," a train with a steam engine that takes tourists on trips from Heber a couple of times a day (check the schedule to be sure of times). As it makes the trip, the train runs along the Deer Creek Reservoir to the delight of both those on the train, and on the water. Summertime in the Heber Valley is a happening ... Read full review

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