Lake Baikal – The world’s oldest and deepest lake

Lake Baikal, meaning, in Mongolian, “the Nature Lake”, is a rift lake located in southern Siberia, Russia. It’s at least 20 million years old, and roughly a mile deep at its lowest point. The Siberian lake is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world and is considered the world’s oldest lake. The lake is completely surrounded by mountains and is fed by as many as 330 inflowing rivers. During ice season, that starts usually in mid-January and lasts till mid-April., ice depth increases up to 140 centimeters, that allows quite safe vehicle driving on ice cover. The ice itself is very picturesque because of transparency of 1 meter depth, having different patterns of crevasses and bubbles, performing astonishing sounds.

By Артём ПолозOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

By de:Benutzer:Sansculotte – self upload, CC BY-SA 2.0 de, Link

By Image provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. – NASA Earth Observatory, Public Domain, Link

By DiscoverynnOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

By Per Harald OlsenOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

By © Sergey Pesterev / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Octagon [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ogoy Island in winter – By Sergey Pesterev, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link


4 thoughts on “Lake Baikal – The world’s oldest and deepest lake

  1. Speciali, e rari paesaggi,molto apprezzati insplendide immagini
    Buon fine settimana e un saluto,silvia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.