Lake Arenal sits at the base of the Arenal Volcano in the northern highlands of Costa Rica. It is the country’s largest landlocked body of water, with a surface that covers nearly 33 square miles (85 square km) and a depth that reaches some 200 feet (60 m).
In 1979, Lake Arenal was enlarged to three times its original size with the construction of a hydroelectric dam. Nowadays, Lake Arenal’s dam is hugely important to the country, as it produces nearly 12% of Costa Rica’s electric energy.
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) is one of the most sought after tiger-sighting and watching destinations in India. Tadoba is a wonderful habitat and the state flagship tiger reserve. Its most important asset is its ever present water resource in a geographical area that is a byword for water scarcity. It has a wealth of water bodies and lakes, both big and small, and the whole area is drained by the Irai and Andhari rivers, with the Tadoba draining into the Irai reservoir.
Jackson Lake is in Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming. This natural lake was enlarged by the construction of the Jackson Lake Dam, which was originally built in 1911, enlarged in 1916 and rebuilt by 1989.
The Tetons are one of the youngest mountain ranges in North America. They have been uplifting for less than 10 million years, making them “adolescent” mountains, as compared to the “middle-aged” Rockies (50-80 million years old) or the “elderly” Appalachians (more than 300 million years old).
Most of the lakes in the park were formed by glaciers and the largest of these lakes are located at the base of the Teton Range
Swan Lake Iris Gardens located in Sumter, South Carolina are home to all eight species of swans. The lake is dotted with colorful islands, wildlife is abundant. Here are images displaying the serenity of the lake.
Reflection photography, also referred to as mirror photography, is when you use reflective surfaces to create an artistic echo of a scene. Here are reflections of trees on a lake creating a Monet-like painting effect. The red kayak adds to the scene.
The most scenic of still-water bodies on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Price Lake is a must-see if you are traveling the Parkway through North Carolina. It is situated with a view across the lake of Grandfather Mountain’s Galloway Peak.
Sunsets on the west coast of Florida are spectacular and often change daily. Will be posting images of these sunsets over the next few weeks. Here is an inviting dock on a lake in Estero offering a prime spot to view the sunset.
Tarn Hows is one of the many gems in the English Lake District. There are a lot of ‘tarns’ and ‘hows’ in that part of the world: tjörn is an Old Norse word meaning ‘small mountain lake’ and haugr is from the Old Norse for hill or mound.