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 surface, you can see an astounding 130 feet below you. A photographic worthy natural phenomenon occurs around a very specific time of year, March. Wind, temperature differences, frost and sun in the ice crust cause cracks and ice hummocks to form. Transparent and shining in a turquoise color, these masses of broken ice look like shards of glass rising into the sky. They are caused by the slow and unequal pressure in the main body of the packed ice as well as by the unequal structure and temperature.
All the pictures and videos contained on Laughterizer.weebly.com were collected from different public sources, including different websites, considered to be in public domain. Laughterizer.weebly.com makes every attempt possible to source the artist or photographer, but sometimes we cannot find the exact information. We respect the work of others, that is why we always try to put a link to the source where images were found. If you believe that your work has been copied and posted without your permission or in any way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Material that violates your rights will be removed as soon as possible.