Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, as well as the the 3rd largest such body by volume, and the 2nd largest lake of any kind by overall area in the world. It is also the largest amongst all of the North American Great Lakes, with a total surface area of 82,414 square kilometers.
Canada’s Great Bear Lake is one of the largest and coolest looking lakes on this list, resembling an open bear jaw. The largest lake entirely within Canada, this Arctic Circle lake is frozen from November to July and is overall one of the most serene and pristine bodies of water on Earth.
Lake Malawi, which could also be known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake (series of lakes) and the southernmost in the East African Rift system. In Africa, the lake holds a record as the third largest and the second deepest lake.