Alpine lake

Aerial photograph of several lakes, interspersed with conifer forests and meadows, with tall mountains in the distance and clouds and blue sky overhead. The clouds are casting shadows over the forests and lakes.
Alpine lakes and forest, Denali National Park, Alaska

Alpine lakes are classified as lakes at high altitudes, usually starting around 10,000 feet in elevation above sea level or above the tree line.

Alpine lakes are usually clearer than lakes at lower elevations due to the colder water, which decreases the speed and amount of algae and moss growth in the water. These lakes are often surrounded by varieties of pine trees, aspens, and other high-altitude trees.

Famous alpine lakes

See also

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