3/23/2013 02:49:00 PM by Lauren Axelrod ·
Lake Baikal is over 25 million years old-the oldest lake on the planet. It's also the deepest lake, holding more water than all of North America's Great Lakes combined.
Russian landscape photographer Alex El Barto Trofimov, who lives in the heart of Siberia, travels nearly 400 miles south to photograph Lake Baikal – his favorite place to take pictures.
"The shooting is not easy, as Baikal is known for its unpredictability. It is especially dangerous shooting ice of Lake Baikal,” Trofimov explained.
To help the effort, UNESCO has recommended that the lake and its watershed be designated a World Heritage Site."
Check out Trofimov's website for more examples of the one of world's most exquistie natural wonders
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