Heart Lake (Olympic National Park, USA)
Located in the Seven Lakes Basin of Olympic National Park, Heart Lake is named for its distinctive shape. The basin is mostly barren, but surrounded by old-growth forest and alpine meadows. Though there are fish in other lakes in the basin, Heart Lake has none.
This lake in Montenegro is surrounded by mountains and sits at an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet. It gets its water from the peaks. Trnovacko Lake is known for its shape, but also the deep blue-green color of its water.
Lago di Tom
Sitting in Switzerland’s Piora Valley, which has a mild climate, Lago di Tom takes in high amounts of sunshine and warm temperatures. Much of its surroundings are considered part of the Alps, and are prone to fierce storms. The region is known to have the most lightning discharge in Europe.
Also known as Green Lake, this lake rests within a Kosovo mountain range, only a few hundred meters from the country’s border with Albania. Many smaller lakes are found in the region, but none have its shape.
Heart Lake (Yellowstone National Park, USA)
This lake in Yellowstone National Park was originally named after a hunter named Hart Hunney in the 1840s. But many people, including surveyors, thought the tag came from the lake’s shape and so the more common name prevailed. It sits at the base of Mount Sheridan and is drained by the Heart River.