Bodies of Water

Ponds, lakes, bays and other bodies of water.

Amazon River

Brazil
Amazon-River
The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world with a length of about 6,650 kilometers (4,130 mi), although this is sometimes disputed. The Amazon Basin is the largest in the world.top

Band-e Amir National Park

Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
Band-e-Amir-National-Park
The six constituent lakes of Band-e Amir are: Band-e Gholaman (Lake of the slaves), Band-e Qambar (Lake of Caliph Ali's slave), Band-e Haibat (Lake of grandiose), Band-e Panir (Lake of cheese), Band-e Zulfiqar (Lake of the sword of Ali), and Band-e Pudina (Lake of wild mint).top

Bay of Islands

Far North District, New Zealand
Bay-of-Islands
The Bay of Islands is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in New Zealand. It is an irregularly-shaped 16 kilometer wide, drowned valley system and a natural harbor. It contains 144 islands.top

Floating Markets

Thailand
Floating-Markets
Floating Markets were once busy and lively markets where farmers came and sold products on boats. Many floating markets have disappeared, and those that remain are usually very small and target tourists.top

Grand Canal

Venice, Venice, Italy
Grand-Canal
The Grand Canal probably follows the course of an ancient river flowing into the Venetian Lagoon. it makes a large reverse-S shape through the central districts of Venice. It is 3,800 meters long, 30–90 meters wide, with an average depth of five meters (16.5 ft).top

Iguazu Falls

Paraná, Brazil
Iguazu-Falls
Iguazu Falls are located where the Iguazu River tumbles over the edge of the Paraná Plateau, 23 kilometres (14 mi) upriver from the Iguazu's confluence with the Paraná River.[top

Lake Baikal

Siberian Federal District, Russia
Lake-Baikal
Lake Baikal was formed as an ancient rift valley, having the typical long crescent shape with a surface area of 31,722 km2 (12,248 sq mi).top

Niagara Falls

Ontario, Canada
Niagara-Falls
Niagara Falls is made up of three waterfalls on the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The largest of the three waterfalls, Horseshoe Falls, is on the Canadian side of the border.top

Perito Moreno Glacier

Santa Cruz, Argentina
Perito-Moreno-Glacier
This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. It is one of only three Patagonian (the Southern tip of South America) glaciers that is growing.top


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