The Friday photo – The prodigious icicles of Baikal lake

To finish every week travel-inspired, I tell you every Friday about one of the photos of my blog’s header.

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This week, I’ve selected a photo taken in February 2013 in Siberia. It is a close-up of the frozen Baikal lake.

When the temperature drops, waters do not freeze all at once. They first form pieces of ice that become bigger and bigger until they finally merge with other others. This is why the surface of frozen water is not always flat.

You can see footprints in the snow in the photo’s background, to give you an idea of how big the ice blocks are.

I love this photo for the beauty of the icicles, the contrast between the glossy ice and the matt snow, and the shadow effect.

Interested in Baikal lake stories? Click on my Baikal lake tag, read about why Eastern Russia is in my top 3 best places to travel in the world, or find out why it’s the perfect place to roll yourself naked in the snow!

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