The Incredible Ice of Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal, located in south-eastern Siberia, has some very impressive records. It is the deepest, largest, and oldest freshwater lake, with more than 1/5 of the world’s freshwater held within its shores, and has some of the most beautiful and unique ice on Earth.

From January to May, the fresh water freezes over so clearly, anyone can easily see 130 feet below the surface, allowing for some very wonderful photographs. However, the best photos of the lake are when the ice breaks up, and the clear ice shards catch the sunlight, making them glow and glimmer like gems or glass. (they very often are just as sharp as glass!) For more images, click on the link below.

(via My Modern Metropolis)


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