Beautiful time-lapse footage captured over a 20-day interval reveals Lake Baikal, Russia’s largest lake, fully freezing over.
The footage, which was recorded January 10-30, reveals the ice slowly forming over the floor of the lake as night time turns to day and snowfall stops and begins.
Baikal, which is situated in southern Siberia, is the world’s largest freshwater lake. It is normally coated with ice for about 5 months of the 12 months, with the freezing starting as early as November at some elements.
This 12 months, nonetheless, the Baikal Search and Rescue Unit of the Russian Emergencies Ministry mentioned the ice sheet has been thinner than ordinary, notably across the northern and central elements of the lake, as a result of heavy snowfall. Snow insulates the ice from chilly air, that means it types extra slowly.
Despite the frosty circumstances, authorities mentioned the annual Zimniada International Winter Games Festival will go forward. One of the most well-liked vacation locations within the nation, Russians flock to Baikal to take pleasure in winter sports activities from snowboarding to hovercrafting yearly.
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