The largest freshwater lake in the world is Lake Superior in North America. Its surface area is four times that of Wales. Freshwater lakes across the world are often beautiful to the eye, offer tourism and recreation opportunities, and provide vital supplies of water and food for local populations.
In the Christian gospel accounts of the life of Jesus Christ some of the action takes place both around and on the Sea of Galilee. This is a large freshwater lake in the north of Israel which is the lowest freshwater lake in the world, about 200 metres below sea level.
Today’s photo is a view of Lake Constance or Bodensee, a large lake on the River Rhine, at the northern foot of the Alps, of which it affords stunning views. As well as being a popular tourist area it supplies water to the population of south-west Germany.
” A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David Thoreau