The Incredible Mysteries Beneath the Blue

The Incredible Mysteries Beneath the Blue
Lake Baikal was declared a Unesco World Herititage Site in 1996, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Set deep within the Russian subcontinent Lake Baikal in Siberia has been shrouded in myths and legends.

OT Staff
December 03 , 2020
02 Min Read

The Baikal Lake in Siberia has created quite the stir all over social media. The world’s deepest and the most voluminous lake owes its popularity to a rather rare phenomenon. Labelled as ‘Baikal Zen’, rocks that have filled on the ice of Lake Baikal are heated by sunlight and melt the ice below. Once the sun sets, the ice becomes solid again, creating a small support for the rock again. Here’s a glimpse of of some of the unusual ice formations in Lake Baikal

 Cracked ice on the surface of frozen Lake Baikal


Methane Bubbles frozen in Lake Baikal

An ice cave beckons on Lake Baikal

Divers preparing to take the plunge

Sunset sky peering over Lake Baikal

Glass ball amid a winter landscape

On the zen quest

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