17 Unbelievable Photos of Colorful Water

Grass is green, dirt is brown, and water is blue…right? Not always! Mineral deposits and unusual sediment conditions can color bodies of water in fantastical ways.

Here are 17 crazy photos of colorful water from around the world that made our jaws drop and minds explode:

1. Las Coloradas in Yucatan, Mexico

Trover photo by Sergio Camalich


2. Laguna Verde in Potosí, Bolivia

Trover photo by Mark Rentz


3. Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvički Ljeskovac, Croatia

Trover photo by Adventure Never Ends


4. Laguna Colorada in Potosí, Bolivia

Trover photo by AdventureJ


5. The Devil’s Bath in Wai-O-Tapu, New Zealand

Trover photo by Dario


6. Moraine Lake in Alberta, Canada

Trover photo by Vincent Ramundo


7. Lough Tay aka “Guinness Lake” in Wicklow, Ireland

Trover photo by Hecktic Travels


8. The Pamukkale Travertine Pools in Denizli, Turkey

Trover photo by Lavi Nair


9. Virgin River Gorge in St. George, Arizona

Trover photo by Jason Zite


10. Torres del Paine National Park in Puerto Natales, Chile

Trover photo by Erin Burt


11. Charco Verde near El Golfo on Lanzarote in the Spanish Canary Islands

Trover photo by Adventure Awaits Us


12. Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area in the Sichuan Province of China

Trover photo by Zhijiang


13. The Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

Trover photo by Michael Schuier


14. Bruce Peninsula National Park in Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

Trover photo by Ai Long


15. Essendilene Canyon in Tassili n’Ajjer National Park in Algeria

Trover photo by Michal Bošina


16. The Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, Canada

Trover photo by Eula Bee


17. Inferno Crater Lake in Waimangu, New Zealand

Trover photo by YoungAdventuress


Not enough color for you? Check out the full list of unbelievably colored bodies of water here, and don’t forget to share your own water discoveries on Trover!