Russian photographer Kristina Makeeva has recently returned from a three-day expedition on the frozen Baikal lake in Siberia, and the captivating pictures she has shared appear to be otherworldly. According to her, the lake is the deepest and cleanest in the world with ice that can tolerate vehicles of up to 15 tons. The thickness of the ice ranges from 1.5 to 2 meters and has different patterns in different parts of the lake due to the layer-by-layer freezing of water. In some parts, the ice is as slippery as a mirror, allowing for ideal reflections. Moreover, cracks occur every year, approximately in the same areas of the lake, which divide the ice into different areas, but this phenomenon ensures that the fish in the lake do not die from the lack of oxygen. Kristina considers the Baikal lake to be the most beautiful place in the world, and it’s hard to disagree when looking at her stunning photographs.
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