The Fantastic Turquoise Ice Of Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

Located in Siberia, Laka Baikal is the largest freshwater lake on the planet that contains approximately 20 percent of the Earth’s freshwater. Apart from being the oldest lake in the world at over 25 million years old, Lake Baikal is also home to over two thousand varieties of flora and fauna, of which almost 1,600 are endemic to the lake.

The water of Lake Baikal is renowned for being some of the clearest in the world. When the lake freezes during the winter, an amazing phenomena takes place: large shards of transparent ice form on the surface of the lake, giving the amazing appearance of turquoise ice.

Lake Baikal Frozen

Lake Baikal Ice

Tours are provided year around at Lake Baikal and if you’re willing to brave subzero temperatures in a wet suit, you can experience the turquoise ice from below:

Lake Baikal Ice Diving

Lake Baikal Russia

Lake Baikal Siberia

Lake Baikal Turquoise Ice

Turqoise Ice Lake

Turqoise Ice Of Lake Baikal

Turquoise Ice Photograph

Turquoise Ice Of Russia

Turquoise Ice

Turquoise Ice Lake Baikal

Video Of The Turquoise Ice

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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