Saturday, December 19, 2009

Lake Baikal Siberia

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia

Lake Baikal, the "Pearl of Siberia" is largest by volume freshwater lake in the world with an average depth of 744.4 m (2,442 ft). Lake Baikal holds roughly 20 percent of the world's surface fresh water.

Listvyanka Sunset Image © Daniel Allen
Listvyanka Sunset Image © Daniel Allen

Temperatures plunge to well below freezing in winter.

Image © Daniel Allen

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