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Unique Beauty of Geyzernoye Lake in Siberia

Geyzernoye Lake, also known as Blue Lake, is a unique body of water in Siberia located in the Ulagan district of the Altai Republic, near the village of Aktach.

The main feature of this clean and ice-free lake is thermal springs that bring the blue silt to the bottom forming colorful and bizarre pictures – various concentric circles. Geyzernoye Lake on Google Maps. Photos by: Andrei Kireev.

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Landscapes on the way to the lake.

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The depth is about 2 meters, the diameter – up to 30 meters. The lake appeared after a powerful earthquake in 2003.

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At the bottom there are a lot of fallen trees covered with emerald green moss.

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After the eruption, the silt spreads to the entire lake.

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The following videos show why the lake was named Geyzernoye meaning “geyser”.

Picturesque surroundings of the lake.

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