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Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the World's Largest Lake

Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the World's Largest Lake - My Modern Metropolis

Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the World's Largest Lake

Lake Baikal, located in the southern part of eastern Siberia in Russia, is an incredible natural wonder of the world that one can only hope to visit at least once in their lifetime. It's not just the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, at 20 to 25 million years old, it's also one of the largest and deepest, holding an astounding one-fifth of the world's freshwater. In the winter, for about five months or from January to May, the lake freezes over but the water is so clear that, from the…

Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the World's Largest Lake

Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the Worlds Largest Lake - My Modern Metropolis

Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the World's Largest Lake

Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the World's Largest Lake - My Modern Metropolis

Iceberg; this pink iceberg is the result of algae which is growing in the ice and has been effected by the UV rays which results in the algae producing this reddish pink color.

"Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia is the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, and one of the largest and deepest, containing around one-fifth of the world's freshwater. In winter, it freezes over, and these beautiful transparent, turquoise masses of broken ice appear momentarily in March, caused by the unequal structure, temperature and pressure in the main body of the packed ice."

wind swept

<3 <3 Beauty of clarity <3 <3