Photo essay: frozen Lake Baikal

Journeys | 15.04.2020
Roman Korshunov
Travel and landscape photographer, MAPS.ME team member
We share the pictures of landscape photographer and our colleague from marketing team Roman Korshunov from his trip to winter Baikal.

Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater reservoir in the world. Its depth is 1,642 meters and the area is 31,722 km². In winter this place is much more popular than in summer because of the incredibly beautiful ice. It is 1.5-3 m thick and leaves cracks on the surface, which all travelers like to see. In winter there is plenty to do. For example, skating or dog sledding, exploring ice caves and seeing the most beautiful sunsets.
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«Baikal is amazing. Not only the way it looks, but also the way it sounds. In winter in such a place you expect complete silence, but in fact on Baikal you can hear how masses of water hit the ice somewhere very deep. This is the sound unlike anything else and the experience that will last a lifetime.»
Words and images by Roman Korshunov
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