What if you could go to a place that is something else in winters and then turns out be a different place when you visit it in summers or after some months, or what if it changes every 24 hours?
There may be many places around the world that are so beautiful that they are unbelievable. However, while many stick to their appearances, there are others who seemingly wish to present you a magic show, by changing their geology with time.
Here is a rundown on some such places.
Spotted Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Spotted Lake has long been revered by the natives in Canada and there’s a reason why they consider it sacred. During the summer season, the water of the lake evaporates and small mineral pools are left behind, each one different in colour to the next. The lake can be viewed from highway 3 and northwest of Osoyoos. It contains dense deposits of magnesium sulphate, calcium, sodium sulphate and little amount of silver and titanium, which crystallise during the summer, thus giving out different colours.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world at 10,582 square kilometres, located in southwest Bolivia at an elevation of 3,656 meters above the sea level. The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes and today it houses around 50-70 pc of the world’s lithium reserves. When the lake is dry, it takes the shape of a horizontal sheet of hexagonal salt tiles, whereas during the monsoons, the lake becomes a mirror to the sky, creating an illusion of infinity.
The Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
Many travellers across the world have the Vaadhoo Island in their checklist, for the right reasons! The water in this island starts to glow as the sun sets. The bioluminescent phytoplanktons, known as dinoflagellates in the water, makes it glow blue in colour, making it look as though the water is replicating the image in the sky, but with a blue filter on!
Caño Cristales, Columbia
The Caño Cristales River in Columbia has been named as the ‘most beautiful river in the world’. If you take a visit here during the summers, then it may appear to be just another river in the world; however, from September to November, when there is a change in weather, the river transforms itself into a wash of colours. From red, pink and purple to hues of blue, green and yellow; think of any colour and you will find it growing on the riverbed in the form of flowers that suddenly disappear as the weather changes again.