Stunning Turquoise Ice in Northern Lake Baikal of Siberia
Due to the density of the ice. This is glacial ice which has been fractured off of the glacier. Glacial ice is very dense due to the intense pressure it experiences (so there’s almost no air bubbles in this ice). The result is that the natural blue color of water becomes visible in the ice.
Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the World’s Largest Lake
Russian landscape photographer Alex Trofimov’s favorite place to take pictures is Lake Baikal, which is located in the southern Russian region of Siberia. Lake Baikal is one of the world’s largest and oldest freshwater lakes. (Alex El Barto Trofimov)