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Winter fishing on Lake Baikal | © Ivandan/Shutterstock
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20 Photos That Prove Lake Baikal Is the Most Photogenic Place on Earth

Picture of Zita Whalley
Updated: 5 June 2018
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
Panorama of Lake Baikal | © Sergey Pesterev/WikiCommons
Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal | © Yui / Shutterstock
Frozen Lake Baikal
Frozen Lake Baikal | © Simon Matzinger / Flickr
View from the water to the west coast on a quiet summer’s evening
View from the water to the west coast on a quiet summer’s evening | © Katvic / Shutterstock
Ice at Lake Baikal
Ice at Lake Baikal | © 2il org/Flickr
Burkhan rock at Lake Baikal
Burkhan rock at Lake Baikal | © Shevelev Alexey / Shutterstock
Ice with air bubbles, Lake Baikal
Ice with air bubbles, Lake Baikal | ©Serg Zastavkin / Shutterstock
Lake Baikal landscape with an old railway bridge
Lake Baikal landscape with an old railway bridge | ©Nikitin Victor / Shutterstock
Transparent ice on Lake Baikal near Ogoy island
Transparent ice on Lake Baikal near Ogoy island | ©Anton Petrus/Shutterstock
Ice on lake at sunset
Ice on lake at sunset | ©Andrey Suknev / Shutterstock
Lake Baikal in Autumn
Lake Baikal in Autumn | © Lexan / Shutterstock
Ice grottoes at sunrise, Lake Baikal
Ice grottoes at sunrise, Lake Baikal | Lake Baikal | ©Tilpunov Mikhail / Shutterstock
Listvyanka, Lake Baikal, Russia
Listvyanka, Lake Baikal, Russia | © SarahTz / Flickr
The first drops of icicles on a frozen Lake Baikal
The first drops of icicles on a frozen Lake Baikal | © Katvic / Shutterstock
Lake Baikal and Dog
Lake Baikal and Dog | © Quinn Mattingly / Flickr
Shamanism, Lake Baikal
Shamanism, Lake Baikal | ©Simon Matzinger|Pixabay
Frozen boat, Lake Baikal
Frozen boat, Lake Baikal | © Simon Matzinger | Pixabay
Views of tourist centre and Curkut Bay
Views of tourist centre and Curkut Bay | ©Windofchange64 / Shutterstock
Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal | © Natalia Kollegova / Pixabay
Icicles, Lake Baikal
Icicles, Lake Baikal | © Natalia Kollegova / Pixabay