Hundreds of large and deep Natural lakes are found in the world, most of them are freshwater. Many deepest lakes are naturally formed thousands or millions of years ago and located in different parts of the earth. Deepwater in the lakes is home to thousands of new kinds of species. Many notable lakes are located above the equator of the globe.
Baikal Lake is the deepest Natural Lake on the planet with a depth of 1,637 meters from the surface, Baikal is located in Russia and has thick ice covers in the winter. Tanganyika and the Caspian Sea are the second and third deepest lakes respectively in the world.
List of 20 deepest Natural lakes on the Planet
|Rank||Name||Country||Region||Depth (meters)||Depth (feet)|
|2||Tanganyika||Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Zambia||Central Africa||1,470||4,823|
|3||Caspian Sea||Iran, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan||1,025||3,363|
|5||O'Higgins-San Martín||Chile, Argentina||Aysén (Chile), Santa Cruz (Argentina)||836||2,742|
|6||Malawi||Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi||706||2,316|
|8||Great Slave||Canada||Northwest Territories||614||2,015|
|10||Hornindalsvatnet||Norway||Sogn og Fjordane||237||778|
|14||Caspian Sea||Iran, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan||184||604|
|20||Loch Ness||United Kingdom||Scotland||133||436|