The geographic description of a lake is that it is a body of water surrounded by land on all sides. It cannot be part of an ocean. That means the Caspian Sea is the largest one, as measured by surface area in the world. It is so big that some scientists classify it as an ocean instead.
Lakes can contain fresh or salty water. The Dead Sea is famous for its salt content that makes you float. It is over 1,300 feet below sea level. Ojos del Salado is on the other end of the altitude spectrum, found at almost 21,000 feet in the Andes Mountains.
A lake can form from sinkholes, volcano craters, or natural depressions. Several of them are humanmade because of dams that we put on rivers and streams.
Minnesota might be called the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but it is Finland that has the most impressive number: 187,000.
See the most popular and visited lakes around the world on live webcams. Sit back, relax and pretend like you are at one with nature… and the beautiful scenery these lakes provide.
Hume Lake Webcam
This webcam is located at Hume Lake in Hume, California. Provides a breathtaking view of the lake, pine trees and mountains in the background. Occasionally you can spot boats, people fishing, ducks on the water and more. Also includes time lapse movies from the past.
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Sebec Lake Webcam
This site has three different webcams that give views of Sebec Lake in Maine. Enjoy breathtaking views of on Borestone, Narrows and Greelys Cams. They also have a new webcam with view of Moosehead Lake.
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Legend Lake Webcam
This webcam gives a live view of Legend Lake in Wisconsin as well as bird and squirrel feeders nearby.
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Fisk Lake Live Webcam
This webcam is located at Fisk Lake in Grand Rapids, Michigan. See the current weather conditions and a view of the lake.
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Lake Nipmuc Webcam
This webcam gives a view of Lake Nipmuc in Mendon, Massachusetts. See the lake and catch a glimpse of Old Man Winter during the annual Ice-Out. Image updates every minute.
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Lake Michigan Webcam
Live view of Lake Michigan from Grand Haven, Michigan. Webcam image updates every 10 minutes.
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Lake Nacimiento Live
This site has two different webcams of Lake Nacimiento located in Monterey, California.
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Lake Bonney Webcam in Australia
This site provides a live view of Lake Bonney in Barmera, Australia from the Lake Bonney Yacht Club. Webcam image updates every 60 seconds.
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