March 14, 2013

Lake Baikal, Siberia

Photograph by Carolyn Drake, National Geographic

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The peaks of Burkhan Rock rise like twin spires from Siberia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s largest body of fresh water. People across Asia believe that spirits associated with Baikal live in this rocky outcropping on Olkhon Island, destination of a steady stream of pilgrims.

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6 comments
Gisele Rainho
Gisele Rainho

nossa, que espetáculo...a natureza é fenomenal!


Sanjukta Dey
Sanjukta Dey

Waiting to see this place in September this year.

journee journee
journee journee

This picture is so beatiful I love the colors and how every thing is just out.

Susan P.
Susan P.

Not sure why, but I immediately thought of a Viking stronghold when I saw this dramatic photo.

Myra Linara
Myra Linara

A classic case of still waters run deep, literally, as Lake Baikal is also the deepest lake in the world.
Calm, tranquil and yet a little eerie.

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