Incredible pictures of the world’s deepest freshwater lake frozen solid!

Pic by Kristina Makeeva/Caters News

Brrrr! An intrped photographer has braved sub-zero temperatures to take this stunning collection of pictures of the world’s deepest freshwater lake – frozen solid.

Lake Baikal, in Russia, is more than 5000 ft deep, and more than 400 miles wide and is regarded as having some of the clearest water in the world.

Pic by Kristina Makeeva/Caters News

But Russian photographer Kristina Makeeva, 29, has taken this selection of truly awe-inspiring pictures of the water – as it’s frozen solid for at least six feet deep.

The thick ice traps air bubbles, created by algae at the bottom of the lake, beneath the surface and creates the bizarre patterns that can be seen from the surface.

Pic by Kristina Makeeva/Caters News

Kristina, who travelled across the ice in a specially adapted car to capture the images, said: “It’s one of the most amazing places in the world.
“It wasn’t scary walking across the ice, it is so thick, there’s no danger of it cracking.”

Pic by Kristina Makeeva/Caters News