10 Stunning Crater Lakes Around the World

Crater lakes appear when a caldera, a cauldron-like crater formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption, becomes filled with water. Featured above are some of the most stunning, naturally formed crater lakes around the world.

  1. Crater Lake (Okama), Mount Zao, Honshu, Japan
  2. Kelimutu Crater Lake, Flores Island, Indonesia
  3. Crater Lake, Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
  4. Crater Lake, Mount Pinabuto, Luzon, Philippines
  5. Quilotoa Crater Lake, Ecuador
  6. Vulcan Point within Crater Lake, Taal Volcano, Luzon, Philippines
  7. Viti Geothermal Crater Lake, Askja, Iceland
  8. Crater Lakes in the Albertine Rift, Africa
  9. Kerid Crater Lake, Iceland
  10. Crater Lake, Mount Mazama, Oregon, USA

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