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These 15 Strange Lakes And Rivers From Around The World Are Shockingly Pretty

If you travel around the world, you”ll find rivers and lakes with colors once thought to only be in dreams. From pink rivers to red lakes, these bodies of water gained their color through a variety of means. Some are colored differently because of pollution. Some just naturally have a distinct color. Either way, you truly have to see these bodies of water for yourself.

1. Betsiboka River, Madagascar, 2005

Betsiboka River, Madagascar, 2005

2. The Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

3. Travertine Pools, Pamukkale, Turkey

Travertine Pools, Pamukkale, Turkey

4. Huanghe River, Lanzhou, China, October 2006

Huanghe River, Lanzhou, China, October 2006

5. Uvac River flowing through Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina

Uvac River flowing through Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina

6. Odeleite, Portugal, also known as the Blue Dragon River

Odeleite, Portugal, also known as the Blue Dragon River

7. Pumpkin Spring, Grand Canyon

Pumpkin Spring, Grand Canyon

8. Xinmeizhou Village, Zheijang Province, China, July 25, 2014

Xinmeizhou Village, Zheijang Province, China, July 25, 2014

9. Rivers full with volcanic ash in Iceland

Rivers full with volcanic ash in Iceland

10. Daqubang and Baiyang rivers in China

Daqubang and Baiyang rivers in China

11. Green Crater Lake at the Irazu volcano, Costa Rica

Green Crater Lake at the Irazu volcano, Costa Rica

12. Mount Kelimutu, Kelimutu National Park, Flores, Indonesia

Mount Kelimutu, Kelimutu National Park, Flores, Indonesia

13. Cano Cristales River, also known as “The River of Five Colors,” Colombia

Cano Cristales River, also known as

14. Lake Retba, Senegal

Lake Retba, Senegal

15. Marble Canyon, Colorado River

Marble Canyon, Colorado River

(via io9)

The rainbow pool at Yellowstone National Park has to be the coolest body of water I”ve seen. It”s probably about time for me to a take a quick trip to Wyoming and see if photos truly do it justice.