The Most Barren and Lifeless Places on Earth:Lake Rakshastal. Tibet

“The lake of the demon” literally translated from the Sanskrit, and it’s not surprising why. The crescent-shaped body of water contrasts and fits in with its neighboring and sister pool, Lake Manasorovar, which is more rounded. Together they make an ideal composition for the theology of Hinduism and Buddhism, which have enshrined the lakes in their religions. Rakshastal, unlike Manasorovar, harbors no life due to its hypersalinity, leading the local faithful to claim that the lake is poisoned.