Giant rock surrounded by cracked ice of Lake Baikal, Siberia. Lake Baikal has some of the cleanest, purest water on earth. It's the biggest lake on earth. It holds 20% of the worlds fresh water. Holding more water than all the Great Lakes combined. It is more than a mile deep, or 1,700 meters deep (1.7 kilometers). Deepest lake on earth. It sits cupped at the crux of three different tectonic plates.
“In March, due to a natural phenomenon, Siberia’s Lake Baikal is particularly amazing to photograph. The temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the lake’s surface.” Photograph by Alexei Trofimov