The largest lake of the Altai and throughout Russia, can be considered the Teletskoye lake. It goes to a depth of over 300 metres, which allows him to enter the ranking of the deepest lakes in the world. Today this lake is 25 in the world in depth.
Camp sites in the mountain Altai gladly give tours on the lake for everyone.
The name of the lake is deeply rooted in the history of the Altai, Teleuts tribe.
Teletskoye lake is considered to be the younger brother of lake Baikal. Who though time has visited on Baikal, be sure to checkout the tour to Altai mountains and to visit this wonderful lake.
Just like its big brother, the lake is very deep. It is elongated in the mountains and is located along, having a small width relative to its length. When booking a tour to Altai . you can see how in the Teletskoye lake flows about 80 different rivers and streams and only one river Biya flows from this delightful natural swimming pool.
The locals call it gold lake. Any tourist who will book a tour to Altai mountains and encounter local folklore, can hear an ancient legend about a rich poor man who had a bar of gold. He decided on this bar to get some food, but after going around the Altai mountains . was not able Continue reading
American Arizona attracts tourists primarily for its red rocks, mysterious mirages and, of course, located here is the Grand canyon. But the wonders of nature in Arizona is not limited to, some of them even created as a direct result of human activity. For example, lake Powell is rightly considered the most beautiful artificial lake in the world.
Lake Powell, located on the border of Utah and Arizona, was created by the construction of a dam on the Colorado river in the Glen Canyon area. Although the construction of the dam and was met by numerous protests from ecologists and anthropologists, the project was completed on time, namely in 1963.
The shoreline of the lake is 3156 km and by this indicator it is not only a leader in the U.S. among the lakes, but this figure even more than the total length of the American coast of the Pacific ocean!
The maximum width of lake Powell reaches 40 km and depth of about 170 meters. It is of interest that the hydroelectric power station built on the dam, fully supplies electricity to five States of the USA.
Water not only fills Glen Canyon, and about 90 smaller canyons adjacent to it. The best Continue reading
11km NNW of West Yellowstone, Montana
Yellowstone is one of the largest known volcanoes in the world and the largest volcanic system in North America. The volcano is found above an intra plate hot spot that feeding the magma chamber underneath Yellowstone for at least 2 million years.
The giant Caldera is the product of a major collapse of the crust after 3 so-called ultra-plinian or Super-volcano volcanoes – large explosive events that occur several hundred to several thousand cubic km of magma. These eruptions happened 2.1, 1.3 and 0.64 million years ago.
Yellowstone is also the world’s largest hydrothermal system. It contains 182 Geysers, mud pools and fumaroles. The most famous feature in Yellowstone is old faithful geyser.
Future Super-volcano eruptions at Yellowstone?
Yellowstone Magma Chamber is considered to be still active and contain at least 15,000 cubic km of melt.
It can not be excluded and predicted that there will be another Super-volcano eruption at Yellowstone in the future (geological).
In recent years, the Caldera has been studied and monitored more closely. In recent years, Yellowstone demonstrates unrest in the form Continue reading