Forget the mighty thundering oceans, lakes are the entities that show off water’s most mesmerising qualities the best. From crystal clear clarity, to the vivid vibrancy of hundreds of different hues and colours, these self-contained fresh and saltwater expanses are found right across the planet, even in Antartica. Representing such great diversity, from the littlest of inland lochs to the biggest saline-soaked ‘seas’, here are 10 of the most fascinating lakes on earth.