For those sharp-eyed (Fussy) people reading this some of you might notice that one or two of these images are of rivers and bays covered in something rather than lakes. I just thought it didn’t matter that much as all these images are amazing in their own right. So let the judgement and amazing images commence…
10 – Rubbish
It might be covered in rubbish, but this is not pollution, it is the results of the 2004 Indian ocean boxing day tsunami. And these boats pull whatever they can salvage out of it each and every day.
9 – Sea Lettuce
Sadly Half of China’s rivers and lakes are severely polluted with all sorts of weird and wonderful things. But I can’t imagine sea lettuce being that bad at all. Surely it is just swimming in a salad!
8 – Cherry Blossoms
When the cherry trees near Japan’s rivers start to shed their flower buds you end up with stunning rivers and lakes covered in pink. In fact, it looks like you could almost walk on it!
7 – Lily Pads
Lily Pads are a water-based weed and when they overtake a lake they do it in style. As to how many there are on the lake, I shudder to think. But it is definitely a few more than 10.
6 – Canoes and Kayaks
While it looks an awful lot more if you ask me, this is just 1,900 canoes and kayaks on Fourth Lake in New York. They were trying to make the world‘s largest raft, but you will have to visit the link to see if they did it or not.
5 – Dead Fish
This is Hanoi’s Thien Quang Lake and what you are looking at is over 100,000 dead fish. Strangely no-one seems to know why it happened, but I would imagine the smell was horrendous.
4 – Ducks
This, of course, is ducks during their mating season. But I have seen lots of ducks before, but never so many in one place. That is one packed out the lake, I wouldn’t want to be a worm or piece of bread here.
3 – Cranberries
Almost all of these cranberries go towards producing the bitter red fruit juice Ocean Spray. It is estimated that during the harvest months there could be as many as 500 million berries in the lake!
2 – Black Balls
To protect the water from bromate and chlorine you need to keep it in the shade, so what DWP biologist did was add a mind-blowing 400,000 plastic black balls to the water reservoir.
1 – Rubber Duckies
This is roughly what 28,00 rubber ducks look like when they get spilt at sea. They were then scooped up and held in the sea bay as you see here. The fact that they all have shades on makes this image even more amazing.