20 Photos That Prove Lake Baikal Is the Most Photogenic Place on Earth

Winter fishing on Lake Baikal
Winter fishing on Lake Baikal | © Ivandan/Shutterstock
Zita Whalley

Russia’s vast and expansive wilderness is a place of rugged beauty, and Lake Baikal is no exception. The splendour and magnitude of the world’s deepest fresh water lake lures travellers off the Trans-Siberian railway and captivates both amateur and professional photographers every season of the year. From late-night sunsets and spring-time colours to frozen shorelines and ice mosaics, Lake Baikal is the most photogenic place on earth – all year round. Here are 20 photos that prove it.

Panorama of Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal
Frozen Lake Baikal
View from the water to the west coast on a quiet summer’s evening
Burkhan rock at Lake Baikal
Ice with air bubbles, Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal landscape with an old railway bridge
Transparent ice on Lake Baikal near Ogoy island
Ice on lake at sunset
Lake Baikal in Autumn
Ice grottoes at sunrise, Lake Baikal
Listvyanka, Lake Baikal, Russia
The first drops of icicles on a frozen Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal and Dog
Shamanism, Lake Baikal
Frozen boat, Lake Baikal
Views of tourist centre and Curkut Bay
Lake Baikal
Icicles, Lake Baikal
landscape with balloons floating in the air


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