71% of the surface of our planet is covered in water, with 96.5 percent of that being the world ocean. There are 5 oceans, more than 177 million lakes, and 76 rivers that are more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) long.Read more
The Great Lakes are the most extensive freshwater system globally (94,600 sq mi / 244,000 sq km). The Lakes contain 5,400 cu mi (22,500 cu km) of surface freshwater on earth or 6 quadrillion gallons of freshwater (22.7 quadrillion liters), accounting for about 21% of the world’s surface freshwater or 84% of North America’s surface freshwater.
Using Digital Elevation Model data, I made the map of the Great Lakes in watercolor style.Read more