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Mar/14

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Crystal clear ice of the frozen Baikal Lake

Lake Baikal is the lake of tectonic origin located in the southern part of Eastern Siberia (Irkutsk oblast and Buryat Republic). It is the deepest lake on the planet, the largest natural fresh water reservoir. Photos by Petr Ushanov

Frozen Baikal Lake, Russia, photo 1

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Baikal is a lake of tectonic origin in the southern part of Eastern Siberia, the deepest lake in the world, the largest natural reservoir of fresh water (23615.39 cubic km which is about 19% of the world’s fresh water reserves in lakes). Local residents usually call it the Baikal Sea.

Lake Baikal is located in the center of the Asian continent on the border of the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia. The lake stretches from north-east to south-west by 620 km in the form of a giant crescent. Baikal width ranges from 24 to 79 km.

Beautiful ice of Baikal Lake, Russia photo 1

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Dec/10

16

Uzury area of Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake

Olkhon is the largest island of Baikal Lake, Irkutsk oblast with the land area of about 730 sq. km. And Uzury is a very little settlement (about 10 people) located on the eastern side of Olkhon which main purpose is to maintain the weather station. The photos were captured by Dmitry Yurlagin (all the pictures are clickable).

Uzury area, Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake, Russia view 1

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Nov/10

8

The trip to Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake

Olkhon is the largest island of Baikal Lake, Irkutsk oblast with the land area of about 730 sq. km. Here is the photo report of the trip to the island (base camp map location). The photos were captured by shtish (all the pictures are clickable).

Olkhon Island, Baikal Lake, Russia trip view 1

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Aug/10

25

Circum-Baikal Railway Sceneries

Circum-Baikal Railway is a historic railroad located in Irkutsk oblast of Russia. In the past the railroad was the part of famous Trans-Siberian Railway. The railway is a monument of engineering and is one of the attractions of the region. The photos were captured by Stepanov Slava.

Circum-Baikal Railway, Russia view

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