Lake Baikal seems to be frozen in time in these magical photographs Photography

Located in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia, Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest, deepest and clearest fresh water lake. Providing an unobstructed view into the depths of the crystal clear layers of ice, this frozen lake is a prime location for photographers from all around the world to capture that one perfect shot. Recently, photographer Kristina Makeeva walked on the iced lake to click some of the breathtaking photographs.

Reaching the depths of 5,387-feet, this freshwater lake freezes over to a thickness of 5 to 6.5-feet. Makeeva went on her photographic journey with friends and was left completely awestruck at the enchanting beauty of this lake. Most travellers move on the lake via bicycles, skates or sleds. They even bring their tents along with them to sleep on the ice bedding.


The lake even has an ice road (running over 12 kilometres) that opens from 9 am to 6 pm. This road is prepared each year by specialists to welcome visitors from different parts of the world. Check out some of the incredible photographs (given below) by Makeeva.

In some images, you can see various frozen glass spheres underneath the icy layer. These are actually the bubbles formed in water – the bubbles are caused by methane gas produced by algae in Lake Baikal. Due to their pearl-like formation, the lake is even called “the pearl of Siberia.”








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