A while back I wrote about Lake Hillier, an amazing pink-colored lake located “down under” in Australia.
But if we Americans travel north instead of south we just might encounter a spotted lake. In fact, “Spotted Lake” is its actual name!
As you can see in the photo above, Spotted Lake is so named because it’s surface really is spotted.
This incredibly intriguing lake is located in the Similkameen Valley of British Columbia, Canada, not far from the popular tourist town of Osoyoos.
Spotted Lake’s numerous colorful spots are caused by dense concentrations of about a dozen different minerals that cover the lake bed.
As much of the lake’s water evaporates in the summer heat (yes, it does get hot in that part of Canada in during the summer), the colorful mineral deposits come starkly into view.
Here’s a short video that shows the intriguing beauty of Spotted Lake close up.
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon that will pop up in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.
Pretty amazing, right! We really do live in a marvelous world!