Tourism in Lake Baikal isn’t exactly booming.
That’s because, despite offering both stunning vistas and 22 per cent of the world’s fresh water, Lake Baikal is in the middle of Siberia. The only inhabitants are small shrimp-like creatures, ugly fish, and some very cold seals. Approximate number of nearby resorts: zero.
Still, Baikal does attract the odd nature photographer. After visiting the lake in winter, Russian snapper Kristina Makeeva took her camera and a drone (and some very generous friends) into Russia’s wilderness to document springtime at the largest, oldest, deepest and god-it’s-freezing-est lake in the world. Enjoy these in fuzzy slippers with a mug of hot chocolate.
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