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Pictures of Lakes (40 travel photos / pictures)

A collection of pictures and photos of lakes from every corner of the world including Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, USA, Italy and more.


What makes a lake? A lake is a large body of water, which is generally larger than a pond and exceeds a surface area of 5 to 8 hectares, although there are many variations on this definition and it's highly debated. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada calls a lake (large or small) a pond. In some countries, a large lake will sometimes be called an inland sea.

Of all the world's lakes, over 60% of them are located in Canada. There are around 15 different classifications of lakes, which partly identifies how they were created whether natural or man-made.

Many lakes or reservoirs are man-made, held back by concrete dams then channeled through penstocks to pass by and turn turbines in order to generate electricity. Other lakes are created for recreational purposes, while others are a basin or volcanic crater which has filled with water.

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Shipwreck Lake Huron Ontario Canada

The shipwreck of the schooner Sweepstakes rests at the bottom of the Big Tub Harbour in the Fathom Five National Marine Park in Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
The two masted schooner named Sweepstakes, was damaged off Cove Island in 1885. Prior to sinking the schooner was towed to Big Tub Harbour where it sank. Fathom Five National Marine Park offers ...
Lake Audy Sunset Riding Mountain National Park Manitoba Canada

Like a sheet of glass leading on from the end of the wharf, the water of Lake Audy in Riding Mountain National Park reflects the hues in the sky during sunset.
A beautiful scene at the end of a glorious day! Lake Audy is situated in Riding Mountain National Park, an oasis in the prairie lands of Manitoba. A popular fishing spot for northern pike and w ...
Rowans Ravine Vacation Destination Saskatchewan

Situated on the shores of Last Mountain Lake, Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park is a popular vacation destination for locals as well as visitors to the Qu'Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan.
A popular destination situated less than an hour to the northwest of the city of Regina, Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park draws large crowds of locals and visitors during the summer vacation. Wha ...
Sunset George Lake Killarney Provincial Park Ontario

A dramatic sunset scene over George Lake in Killarney Provincial Park, a popular tourist destination on the fringe of the Canadian Shield in Ontario, Canada.
A dramatic sunset sends light streaking across the surface of George Lake at day's end. A lake surrounded by the ancient smoothed rocks typical of the Canadian Shield, George Lake in Killarney ...
Rannoch Moor Destination Scotland UK

The water surface of a lake in Rannoch Moor turns to molten gold in the early morning lighting, a wonderful destination for sunrise photography in Scotland, United Kingdom.
One of the best experience a visitor to scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Purple Rhododendron Flowers Glen Etive Scotland

Contrasting with the lush green scenery of the Glen Etive Valley, a bright purple Rhododendron plant flowers on the shores of the lake.
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. In the early summer every flower blooms and sets the valley in a colorful fire ...
Beaver Creek Sunset Yukon Territory Canada

Silhouetting the landscape around a pond, the sunset is still bright in the sky during the summer near Beaver Creek in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
This beautiful scenery was seen on a small pond near Beaver Creek, Yukon. Although the sun is setting here during the summer nights, it never gets real dark and leaves the landscape bathed in a beautiful light ...
Scenic Glen Etive

The landscape surrounding the shores of scenic Loch Etive turns into a vibrant carpet of colours as flowers bloom in the Glen Coe area, Scotland, UK.
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. In the early summer every flower blooms and sets the valley in a colorful fire ...
Mt Cook Canterbury New Zealand

The highest peak in New Zealand, Mt Cook stands at 3,754 metres, and towers above the glacier fed Lake Pukaki in Canterbury.
Mt Cook and the Southern Alps with Lake Pukaki in the foreground, Mackenzie Basin, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.
Dreieich Castle Dusk Germany Europe

The evening lights illuminate the Castle ruins of Dreieich as dusk falls over Germany, Europe.
The castle ruin of Dreieich near Frankfurt, Germany, provides nice views, especially during the blue hour, when the night lights illuminate the area.
Scotland Landscape Rannaoch Moor

A serene sunrise over the landscape of Rannoch Moor Near Fort William in Scotland, Europe.
One of the best experience a visitor to scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Mhor is crossed ...
Moorland Of Rannoch Perth And Kinross Scotland

Scattered rocks sit in the boggy moorland in Rannoch near Perth and Kinross in Scotland, Europe.
One of the best experience a visitor to scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Glen Coe Valley And Rannoch Moor Scotland

The beautifully scenic Rannoch Moor marks the eastern entrance to the Glen Coe Valley in the Highlands of Scotland, Europe.
The beautiful Rannoch Moor near Fort William unfolds its beauty not only during the sunrise hour but also during sunny days, when the distant mountains of the Glen Coe area are mirrored in the many lakes ...
Rannoch Moor National Heritage Site Scotland

Designated as a National Heritage Site of Scotland Rannoch Moor a mecca for wildlife and scenery in the Scottish Highlands.
One of the best experience a visitor to scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Rannoch Moor Reflections Scotland

A clear summer morning casts reflections on the water of Rannoch Moor in the Highlands of Scotland.
One of the best experience a visitor to scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Rannoch Moor Scenery Scotland Europe

Sunrise over the scenic Rannoch Moor in the Scottish Highlands of Scotland, Europe.
One of the best experience a visitor to scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
TSS Earnslaw Lake Wakatipu Queenstown New Zealand

An excursion aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu departs from the town of Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand.
With the Remarkables looking on, the TSS Earnslaw plies the cool waters of Lake Wakatipu between Queenstown and Walter Peak High Country Farm a journey lasting 90 minutes. Commissioned on Octob ...
Lindau Lighthouse Lake Constance Germany

The entrance to the Lindau harbor on Lake Constance in Germany, features a Lighthouse and statue of a lion.
The picturesque city of Lindau on the southern end of Lake Constance offers a very nice harbor area with the famous lighthouse and lion gurading the entrance to the small boat harbor.
Beaver Creek Yukon Summer Night

Even at midnight during a clear summer night, the sun can still be seen sitting just below the horizon at Beaver Creek in the Yukon, Canada.
This beautiful scenery was seen on a small pond near Beaver Creek, Yukon. Although the sun is setting here during the summer nights, it never gets real dark and leaves the landscape bathed in a beautiful light ...
The Lake Boat Rentals Central Park New York

Boats are available for rental to enable visitors to paddle on the Lake in Central Park, at the heart of New York, USA.
While wndering the trails of central park for half a day one may discover an always changing view of this green lung of the city.
Castle Of Dreieich Germany

The night lighting at the Castle of Dreieich in Germany creates beautiful reflections on the water during blue hour.
The castle ruin of Dreieich near Frankfurt, Germany, provides nice views, especially during the blue hour, when the illuminating lights already came on.
Moraine Lake Banff National Park Canada

Moraine Lake in the famous Banff National Park, Valley of Ten Peaks near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.
Standing on a rocky platform above Moraine Lake gives an impressive overview of this stunning lake, backdropped by the jagged ten peaks which crown the valley and reflect in the turquoise water. ...
Inspirational Picture

The midnight sun reflects on a pond in the Yukon Territory of Canada, creating a mystical and inspirational scene.
This beautiful scenery was seen on a small pond near Beaver Creek, Yukon. Although the sun is setting here during the summer nights, it never gets real dark and leaves the landscape bathed in a beautiful light ...
Road Sign Lake Hawea New Zealand

Road sign along the road towards the southern alpine Lake Hawea near Wanaka.
Road Sign, Lake Hawea, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand.
Emerald Lake British Columbia

The legend of the brass bathtubs surrounds Emerald Lake in British Columbia, Canada.
The pristine Emerald Lake is the largest lake situated in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada. Emerald Lake was discovered in 1882 during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Rai ...
Yukon Midnight Sun

The midnight sun and silhouetted trees reflect on a pond near Beaver Creek in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
This beautiful scenery was seen on a small pond near Beaver Creek, Yukon. Although the sun is setting here during the summer nights, it never gets real dark and leaves the landscape bathed in a beautiful light ...
Munich Germany Pictures

The tower reflects in a pool at The Olympic Park of Munich, Germany, Europe.
In 1972 the Olympic Games where taking place in Munich. For these games they build the Olympia Park with stadiums a lake and a little hill. Since then the park is open for the public and it's worth ...
Olympic Park Lake Munich

The Olympic Park of Munich, Germany features a lake fringed by a cycle and walking path.
In 1972 the Olympic Games where taking place in Munich. For these games they build the Olympia Park with stadiums a lake and a little hill. Since then the park is open for the public and it's worth ...
Loch Etive

Loch Etive With Remnants Of A Boat Pier
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. In the early summer every flower blooms and sets the valley in a colorful fire ...
Sunrise Rannoch Moor

Scottish sunrise over Rannoch Moor in the Highlands of Scotland.
One of the best experience a visitor to scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Palmengarten Frankfurt

A row boat on the banks of a little green lake at the Palmengarten, Frankfurt.
The "Palmengarten" is situated right in the middle of Frankfurt - a big garden with all kinds of plants growing outside or inside of a greenhouse. In the middle of this garden you'll find this lit ...
Loch Linnhe Scotland

Side arm of Loch Linnhe near Glencoe in Scotland, Europe.
This pretty scenery unfolds beside the highway if you are driving a scenic detour from Fort William to Glencoe.
Midnight Sun Yukon

The Midnight Sun reflects on a pond near Beaver Creek in the Yukon, Canada.
This beautiful scenery was seen on a small pond near Beaver Creek, Yukon. Although the sun is setting here during the summer nights, it never gets real dark and leaves the landscape bathed in a beautiful light ...
Loch Etive Scotland

Rhododendron Flowers In Glen Etive.
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. In the early summer every flower blooms and sets the valley in a colorful fire ...
Rannoch Moor Sunrise

Sunrise in the Rannoch Moor near Fort William in Scotland, Europe.
One of the best experiences a visitor to Scotland can make is to get up early (in the summer around 4 am) and enjoy the sunrise in a remote location such as the Rannoch Moor. Although the Moor is crossed ...
Koenigssee Bavaria Germany

The Koenigssee or Kings Lake Near Berchtesgaden in Bavaria, Germany, Europe.
This air shot like photography was taken from a view point high above the famous Koenigssee - Kings lake - near Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.
Rhododendron Flowers

Rhododendron bushes stand out in contrast to the surrounding landscape in the Glen Etive Valley, Scotland, Europe.
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. In the early summer every flower blooms and sets the valley in a colorful fire ...
Nimpkish Lake Vancouver Island

Nimpkish Lake is one of the best kept secrets on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
A barbecue on the banks of a canadian wilderness lake is a real unique experience for the average city slicker. To hear the crackling fire and the quiet sound of the waves while smelling the fresh ...
Churchill River System

A camp sunset on the shores of a flat calm lake in the Churchill River System of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Situated in Northern Saskatchewan is the great Churchill River System, a remote region of beautiful fresh lakes and islands. Lac La Ronge Provincal Park which is set in the heart of the Churchill River ...
Yukon Sunset

A vivid sunset in the Yukon Territory of Canada.
After driving 400 miles up from Skagway we settled in a motel in Beaver Creek in the Yukon Territory, just south of the Alaskan Border on the AlCan. At about midnight we drove out again on the Alcan ...
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