Lake Pehoé, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
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Shine a light into your blues. Lago Pehoé, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Vivid turquoise waters mirroring the cerulean sky, surrounded by jagged peaks and lush forests—that's Lake Pehoé for you. Nestled in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, this glacial lake is a masterpiece of nature. The towering peaks like the Cuernos del Paine and the Paine Massif are special too. But where does the lake get its hues from? It is primarily the result of the presence of finely ground rock particles and minerals, known as glacial flour or rock flour, suspended in the water. The term 'Paine' is believed to originate from a Tehuelche word meaning 'blue.' At 1,813 square kilometres, Torres del Paine has been recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1978. From hiking to kayaking to stargazing, this place has a lot to offer. So, pack your sense of adventure and head south to beat the blues.